Susanna Black is thrilled to be covering yet another part of her beloved home-state as part of the FOX8 team.

Prior to working in the Triad, Susanna interned at WBTV in Charlotte, then landed a gig at WECT in Wilmington as a one-woman band for two years.

On the coast, Susanna covered double-murder trials, hurricanes and presidential rallies. She has a passion for investigating and loves digging through public records.
She was named the Radio and Television Digital News Association of the Carolina’s Student Reporter of the Year in 2015 and Multimedia Journalist of the Year in 2016.

Born in Concord, Susanna attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — GO HEELS! — and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.

She competed and won second place in the 2015 Hearst Journalism National Championship.

Behind the scenes, Susanna loves spending time with her husband and rescue pup, Bailey.

Have a story idea? Email Susanna at Susanna.Black@wghp.com, or you can find her on Twitter @SusannaBNews.


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