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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Customers want clothes back after Winston Salem dry-cleaner closes down

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As soon as you pull up to Rodem Cleaners on West Academy Street in Winston-Salem, you can tell something isn’t right. Piles of clothes sit inside, the cash register is open and empty and hand-written notes cover the front door. “Since Friday, no one really has any idea what’s going on,” long-time customer Courtney Cassle said. “They shut down the day after I dropped off my clothes, I depend on this stuff and now it’s locked in […]

  • Regulating the cleanliness of hotel rooms in the Triad

    It’s something we all do — stay in a hotel room for a night or two, without ever knowing how clean it actually is. After receiving photos from a FOX8 viewer that appear to show bloody sheets, we wanted to know: Who is responsible for keeping up with hotels and regulating the cleanliness of rooms? According to David Foust, Guilford County Environmental Health program manager, it’s up to each county’s department of environmental health to inspect hotels at least once […]

  • Violent offenders take part in Greensboro police ‘call-in’

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than a dozen repeat violent offenders appeared before community leaders, law enforcement, friends and family for an opportunity to leave behind a life of crime or suffer severe consequences. The Violent Crime Task Force, a partnership between community and law enforcement, held it’s 61st call-in Thursday night. The purpose of the event is to let past offenders know that their community won’t tolerate future violence and help is available if they choose to change their lives.​ […]

  • Piedmont doctors create app that tracks school sickness in real-time

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dr. Bill Satterwhite will tell you, at first, only his wife thought it was a good idea — an app that could track sickness in schools in real-time. “I was seeing sick child after sick child and I thought it would be so helpful if I actually knew what was going around, not just in general, but at that child’s school,” the pediatrician explained. Now, one year after he and partner Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediactric urologist, […]

  • Davidson County Commissioners vote to approve asbestos survey in 38 buildings

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — During Tuesday night’s meeting, Davidson County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an asbestos survey in 38 buildings. The county will pay Trinity Environmental $42,000 to provide a comprehensive asbestos survey that will describe the material type for each room, and will identify asbestos by type, quantity and current physical condition. The company will also provide recommendations to maintain the asbestos that is in good condition. This vote comes two months after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

  • Rockingham County School Board moves new ‘lab school’ to next step

    EDEN, N.C. — The Rockingham County Board of Education voted 5-3 to approve the continuation of planning for a “lab school,” a partnership between Moss Street Elementary and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The elementary school has been the front-running candidate for a the new concept since May. Under provisions of a recently passed state law, HB 532, nine University of North Carolina institutions must establish lab schools by the 2019-2020 school year. The law states that the […]

  • ‘Big Sweep’ trash cleaning event happening Saturday in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s an annual effort to clean up High Point’s road and waterways and it’s happening this Saturday. Close to 600 volunteers are helping with this year’s “Big Sweep” cleanup event, a day to pick up trash around the city’s parks, creeks and Greenway. Rebecca Coplin, High Point’s Beautification Supervisor, said the amount of litter is always astonishing, but she knows the event makes a major, positive impact on it. Volunteers are given two trash bags, one for trash […]

  • Wakeboard park coming to Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A wakeboard water park will soon stand off Highway 64 in Davidson County, if all goes according to plan. Davidson County Commissioners recently approved a re-zoning request for about 50 acres of land owned by Morgan Batchelor and his father, after denying it once in 2016. “It feels good knowing there are people out there that want this,” Batchelor said. “I’m always on the water, it’s just something I like to do and I like to […]

  • How to keep your kids safe during the Dixie Classic Fair

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: getting separated from a child during the fair. “It’s one of our reoccurring issues,” said Lt. Bart Stone, with Winston-Salem police. “Inevitably, we’re going to have guardians and their children get separated.” It’s so common, the police department is making sure they have extra eyes, walking through the fairgrounds throughout the day. The goal is for you to be able to see an officer no matter where you are. Stone says if […]

  • Dixie Classic Fair confident in ride safety

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Friday marks opening day at the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem and that means time for classic fair foods and rides—but, with ride malfunctions across the country, including one in Greensboro, FOX8 wanted to know if officials were concerned about lower attendance. “No,” fair spokesperson Siobhan Olson said. “We all have families, so the reality is we take everything very personally and very seriously.” Olson said the N.C. Department of Labor and ride operators do everything possible […]

  • Winston-Salem woman says dog attacked and killed on evening walk

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman says her daughter’s dog was attacked and killed by another dog while on a walk. Joanne Hamlet said her daughter, Lisa, was walking her 7-year-old beagle, Sadie, on Saint Marks Road last week when she encountered a woman sitting on the curb crying. “She told her that her dog had just attacked another dog and she was very upset because they were going to have to put her dog down,” Hamlet said. Hamlet said seconds later, […]

  • Asheboro mother still holding out hope for missing son

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Tuesday will mark four months to the day since Carmen Liberatore last saw her son. Marchel Williams, 49, hasn’t been heard from since May 27 and his mother is fearing the worst. “He’s never done anything like this before, he’s never gone anywhere and not contacted me and not told me about it,” Liberatore said. “I’m tormented by the thoughts.” Liberatore immediately contacted the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office when she realized something was wrong. While searching the […]