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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


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.


Reports Of Hate Crimes Are On The Rise, But Are More Victims Getting Justice?

Experts say not necessarily, pointing to inconsistent reporting, lax record keeping, and a lack of convictions.


Warning: This Story Will Make You Want To Eat A Chicago Dog

Vienna Beef, the iconic Chicago meat company, opens a history museum to mark its 125th anniversary celebration this year.


A Family Of Graduates Giving Back

Three members of one Chicago family are picking up advanced education degrees from UIC. All three hope to open doors for students.

WBEZ Updates

Newborn Screenings Resume At West Side Lab After Flood Damage

An Illinois Department of Public Health laboratory is functioning today after a pipe burst at the West Side facility over the weekend.

WBEZ Updates

CPS Unveils Designs For Controversial $85M Englewood High School

Chicago Public School officials unveiled designs for a controversial $85 million neighborhood high school on the city’s South Side.

WBEZ Updates

Medical Marijuana Cultivators Continuing Operations Despite DOJ Memo

Medical marijuana growers in Illinois aren’t worried about a Department of Justice memo that could threaten their operations.

WBEZ Updates

Report: Abuse And Neglect At Human Services Facilities Increased 50 Percent Since 2010

Allegations of abuse and neglect at facilities run by the Illinois Department of Human Services have increased 50 percent since 2010.

WBEZ Updates

Half Of 40,000 Households Suddenly Cut Off From Food Stamps Benefits Have Been Reinstated

Illinois state officials say SNAP recipients that were suddenly cut off in November should have their benefits restored by Friday.

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