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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


UIC Grad Students On Strike

Teaching assistants say they do the work of professors for little pay. The union said most classes taught by grad students were canceled.


Some Preschoolers In High-Risk Illinois Areas Aren’t Getting Services

A new report finds about 68 percent of the state’s young children live in areas where they face high to moderate risk factors.


Families Fight To Keep Controversial Scholarships For Private School

Gov. JB Pritzker wants to end the scholarship used by 7,000 students this year, saying it diverts money from public schools.


Oak Park Students Stage Sit-In Over Two Staff Placed On Leave

About 100 Oak Park River Forest High School students protested on Monday over two staff members who were placed on leave.


Series ‘America To Me’ Is The Center Of New Class At Stanford University

An Oak Park teacher has created a new course at Stanford University based on the docuseries ‘America to Me.’


7 School Bills To Watch In Illinois

Lawmakers want to switch Chicago to an elected school board, stop the expansion of charter schools and address a statewide teacher shortage.


‘Constrained’ Pritzker Budget Prioritizes Education

Gov. JB Pritzker proposes a $630 million boost for education in an otherwise austere budget blueprint.


Change Coming To Criticized Statewide Exam

The existing PARCC exams were widely criticized. The new exams will be shorter, returned faster, and include new state-generated questions.


City Council Gets An F On Racial Justice Scorecard

Ahead of the 2019 elections, the Center for Racial and Gender Equity gives the Chicago City Council an F when it comes to racial justice.

Morning Shift

Some Chicago Restaurants Charging More To Cover Health Insurance

Starting this week, Fat Rice in Logan Square will be among the latest restaurant to start charging customers a little extra in order to cover the cost of health insurance for their staff.

Morning Shift

The Best Comedy Specials Of 2018

At the end of 2018, Morning Shift took a look back on the entertainment world in 2018, including the best the year had to offer in comedy.


SUE Returns To The Field Museum

SUE, the T. Rex, is back and bigger than before.


The First Black Marines Are At Risk Of Losing Their Chicago Veterans Center

The Montford Point Marines broke barriers as the first black men in the Marines. Now, they face another challenge.


Target Plans To Close Two South Side Stores

Target says underperformance is to blame for the closure to two South Side stores.

Curious City

How Vacant Storefronts Rise From The Dead As Halloween Costume Stores

We unearth the business model behind these seasonal shops, and get the scoop on what costumes will be most popular this season.


IDPH Releases First-Ever Report On State’s Maternal Mortality Rate

A new public health report shows black women are six times as likely as white women to die from a pregnancy-related death.


Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Tex Winter Dies At 96

Winter’s coaching helped win six NBA Championships for the Chicago Bulls.


Transit Workers Push For Better Safety, Harsher Penalties

Illinois transit workers say they too often face abuse and assaults on the job, and want stricter punishment of offenders.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Lincoln Towing, Bane Of Many Chicago Drivers, Loses License

The company's bad reputation spans decades. Steve Goodman even wrote a song about them in 1972 called "Lincoln Park Pirates."


Was This Chicago House Part of The Underground Railroad?

The answer could rest with a small blue-colored clue discovered at this home in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood.

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