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Susie An

Susie An


As a reporter for WBEZ's news desk, Susie produces content for daily newscasts and WBEZ's website. She also anchors, occasionally, delivering news on WBEZ. She directed WBEZ's Schools on the Line monthly call-in show. Her work has also been heard on NPR, CBC and BBC. Susie joined WBEZ as a news desk intern in September 2007. Prior to joining WBEZ, Susie worked at the Peoria Journal Star newspaper and worked as an acquisitions editor for Publications International,Ltd.

Susie has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Susie lives in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood with her husband Demian and son Ogden.

Recent Stories

Every Other Hour

In Funerals, One Englewood Teen Sees A Future

For 18-year-old DaQuan Mosely, the funeral home offers a career path — and refuge from violence.

WBEZ Updates

Car Dealership Mechanics Go On Strike

Mechanics at more than 130 car dealerships in the Chicago area are on strike today.

WBEZ Updates

The City Of Chicago Is Looking To Change Health Policies

The city of Chicago is asking residents how it should improve the city’s health policies.


Judge Dismisses Suit Against Delayed Cook County Soda Tax

The tax originally was to take effect July 1 but the Illinois Retail Merchants Association sued, arguing the tax is too vague.

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New DCFS Head Answers Questions About Joliet Toddler’s Death

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is making changes as an investigation continues into the death of a toddler.

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Organization Aims To Expand Sexual Exploitation Awareness

A Chicago organization is working to expand education for men about sexual exploitation on college campuses.

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New Community Court Aims To Bring Restoration And Restitution

The Circuit Court of Cook County is opening the state’s first ever Restorative Justice Community Court in Chicago.

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More Than 20 Nursing Homes Across Illinois Cited For Violations

More than twenty nursing home facilities across Illinois were cited for violations over the past three months.

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Illinois Flood Conditions Continue; More Rain On The Way

Clean-up efforts from last week’s flooding in the northern suburbs continue.

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Democratic Committee Fills Vacancy For Cook County’s 2nd District

The Cook County Democratic Committee has filled the vacancy left by the death of Commissioner Robert Steele last month.

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Food Incubator Slated To Bring Jobs To The West Side

A new food incubator is scheduled to open next year on the city’s West Side.

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Report: Low-wage Workers Find Greater Challenges In Accessing Victim Services

A new report finds low-wage workers tend to have more barriers accessing victim services for workplace sexual violence.

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Junk Bond Status Looms Over Budget Impasse

If Illinois lawmakers don’t pass a budget by the end of today, the state is likely to be the first ever to be downgraded to junk bond status by at least one ratings agency.

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Judge To Rule Friday On State Medicaid Payments

A federal judge plans to decide how the state of Illinois should speed up payments to Medicaid providers during the budget impasse.

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CPD Hopes Federal Help Will Curb Gun Violence

The Chicago police are getting federal help analyzing gun ballistics evidence at the scene of the crime.

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Road Contractors Warn Of Extra Costs Because Of State Budget Impasse

Road contractors say without a budget, Illinois will end up paying extra for infrastructure projects.

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If The Illinois Budget Impasse Continues, Road Projects Will Be Shut Down

Road contractors warn a continued budget impasse could cost Illinois more than a work slowdown.

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Family And Friends Remember 'Heart Of Service' Of Gun Violence Victim

Family and friends gathered to remember Xavier Joy, a young man who was fatally shot near his home in Woodlawn last week.

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Advocates Call For Stronger Hate Crime Laws

Illinois lawmakers and community advocates are calling on the governor to approve measures that would strengthen laws against hate crimes.

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'Tent City' Residents Demand Housing During Construction

Residents of so-called tent cities under viaducts on Chicago’s North Side are calling for housing while the structures undergo reconstruction.

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