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Susan Koeppen

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A nationally known, award-winning journalist, Susan Koeppen co-anchors the weeknight editions of KDKA-TV News at 6 and 11. In addition Susan is KDKA’s consumer reporter.

Before joining the KDKA news team, Susan was the consumer correspondent for CBS News’ “The Early Show.” Previously, Susan was a consumer reporter and weekend morning anchor for WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (2000-04). Before that, she was an anchor/reporter at WHEC-TV Rochester, N.Y.; an anchor/reporter at WKTV-TV Utica, N.Y.; and a reporter at WNYT-TV Albany.

The Emmy Award-winning reporter is also the recipient of three Gracie Allen Awards. Susan has been honored by the Associated Press for general excellence in reporting and best local documentary. Susan received a Golden Quill award for her story on Wi-Fi dangers. In 2006, she received the Beacon Award from the Home Safety Council for her work on consumer safety issues. Susan was the first reporter to break the news of the largest crib recall in U.S. history. She has traveled the globe for her stories, including reporting live from the Vatican. She received the United Nations Association of Rochester International Media Award for her coverage of war-torn Bosnia.

In 2011, Susan suffered cardiac arrest while training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. She received CPR from two medical students who were driving by and firefighters shocked her heart with an AED. Doctors believe severe mitral regurgitation caused by her mitral valve prolapse lead to her sudden cardiac death. She had open heart surgery in March 2012 to repair her mitral valve and has fully recovered. Susan is now a national spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. She works closely with the American Heart Association. She has shared her story on several national talk shows such as “The Talk”, “The Doctors”, and “Doctor Radio.” Susan also works as an emcee and speaker at various local and national events.

Susan was born in Albany, N.Y. She was graduated in 1994 from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in broadcast journalism. She enjoys travel and has been to every continent except Antarctica. Susan is married to plastic surgeon, Dr. Jim O’Toole. They have three children.

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Angie’s List: Importance Of Home Inspection & Final Walkthrough

Most folks know when you’re buying a home it’s a good idea to get a home inspection. But, were you also aware of the importance of taking a final walkthrough before closing?

03/13/2014

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Consumer Reports: PS4’s Parental Controls May Allow More Than You Think

The PS4’s parental controls can restrict content that you might not want your children to see, like violent games or adult content, but it might allow other content you didn’t know about.

03/12/2014

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Local Doctor Says Portion Control Is Key To Weight Loss

Imagine being able to eat everything you want and still lose weight. Experts say it can be done, but it all comes down to portion size.

03/10/2014

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Platform Tennis: The Most Popular Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s like tennis, racquetball and squash all mixed into one.

03/07/2014

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Angie’s List: DIY Project Tips

Planning a home improvement project this year? You’re not alone.

03/06/2014

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Angie’s List: Interior Painting Tips

When it comes to home improvement, painting is one of easiest and least expensive ways to dramatically change the look of a room.

02/27/2014

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Scammers Target Online Rental Ads, Undercut Price With Fake Ad

A fabulous loft downtown, a home in the suburbs, a luxury townhouse on the slopes – what do these locations all have in common?

02/24/2014

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Angie’s List: Jewelry Appraisal Tips

If you received a sparkly gift from your loved one, it’s is an investment that you will want to protect.

02/20/2014

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Angie’s List: So Long To The Spare Tire

Imagine your tire blows out on the highway. Instead of waiting for roadside assistance, you decide to change the tire yourself. You open the trunk and surprise, no spare!

02/13/2014

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App Helps De-Clutter Your Mailbox Of Junk Mail

Is your mailbox cluttered with catalogs and credit card offers? Well, if you feel like you are drowning in junk mail, there is hope.

02/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Debunking Mattress Myths

If getting a good night’s sleep is your dream, it may be time to invest in a new bed.

02/07/2014

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Data Stolen In Target Breach Now For Sale On Black Market

The security breach at Target was massive — $40 million debit and credit card accounts hacked.

02/04/2014

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Duquesne Light Issues Warning About New Scam

Duquesne Light says scam artists continue to target its customers. They now have a new warning about what you need to watch out for.

01/30/2014

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Angie’s List Tips To Avoid Home Buying Heartache

Buying a home is an exciting adventure, but it can quickly turn to heartache.

01/30/2014

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Consumer Reports Reveals Potential Health Risk In Soda

Consumer Reports is raising a red flag about a possible health risk with soda.

01/23/2014

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