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
  • Rockingham County church members sweating after thief steals A/C unit

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A Rockingham County church congregation is praying deputies will find the person who stole one of its air conditioning units. A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church on Settle Bridge Road went to mow the lawn Friday when he noticed the missing unit. The sheriff’s office estimates it’s worth $8,000. “I just, the thought of someone stealing from a church, that’s what got me more than anything else,” member Patricia Foye said. “You never know what anyone […]

  • Crowd gathers around Confederate monument for vigil in Asheboro

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – It was supposed to be a vigil to honor those injured and killed in Charlottesville last weekend, but the Confederate monument that loomed above the crowd in downtown Asheboro quickly became the topic of conversation Friday evening. Organizers of the vigil, the Randolph county NAACP and Democratic Party, said while the location was intentional, they didn’t want the monument to take the focus away from Heather Heyer and the two Virginia state police officers who lost their […]

  • Charter school could be opened in Greensboro near where sex offenders offered shelter

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The face of downtown Greensboro is ever-changing, and Marty Kotis’ newest project aims to continue that. The real estate developer bought the Dorothy Bardolph building in 2016, formerly a human services center, with the idea of creating a children’s district around it. The building is centrally located near the library and children’s museum, and he plans to flip the Bardolph building into a retail center and charter school. “I think it’s really exciting to bring a K-6 […]

  • Molly Corbett, Thomas Martens each sentenced to 20-25 years in prison

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens were each sentenced to 20-25 years in prison after being found guilty Wednesday morning of second-degree murder in Jason Corbett’s death. Both defense attorneys have filed appeals. The conviction means the jury unanimously believed the killing was done in malice. Moments after the verdict was announced, Molly broke out crying while Martens remained quiet. Before being taken into custody, Molly turned to her mother and said she’s “really sorry.” The two claimed self-defense during […]

  • Guilford County Schools consider card to improve safety

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s the size of a driver’s license, but Guilford County Schools staff say it could create added security during the school year. In a board of education meeting Tuesday night, Chief Operations Officer Scott McCully presented a report on an item called a One Card. It looks like an identification card and would include the student’s name, photo and identification number, as well as several security features. Students would use the card to swipe in and out […]

  • Greensboro police seek applicants for CSI training academy

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro has seen its fair share of crime this summer, keeping police officers and crime scene investigators busy. Now, GPD is launching a CSI academy in hopes of finding more investigators to keep up with the action. The department has lost nine people over the course of several months. Crime Scene Investigator Vickie Moore said while the job can be tough, it’s also very rewarding. “I’ve been doing it for 26 years and I […]

  • First part of downtown carousel unveiled in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Rotary Club of Greensboro celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and members are commemorating the milestone with a gift all of Greensboro can enjoy. The club is financing construction of a new, custom-made carousel that will sit outside the Greensboro Science Center. The first piece was unveiled during Sunday’s Greensboro Grasshoppers game — a seat modeled after the team’s mascot, Guilford. The carousel was the idea of Bernie Mann, publisher and president of Our State magazine […]

  • North Carolina salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens

    KING, N.C. — Flocks of chickens can be found in backyards throughout the Piedmont Triad and they’re making people sick across the country. The Center for Disease Control reports that, since January 2017, there have been 10 Salmonella outbreaks that have infected 790 people and hospitalized 174 across the country. North Carolina is among the hardest hit states, with 39 cases. Eight months into the year, no one has died from the illness, but the CDC is warning flock owners […]

  • Citizens hit the streets in response to High Point shootings

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A string of shootings in High Point have residents hitting the streets, fighting to take back their city. The shooting death Wednesday morning of Raekwon Smith marked the third shooting in High Point in two weeks and the second shooting homicide. “This is very dire,” said Jerry Malloy, the founder of Love Thy Neighbor Ministries. “We’re going to do whatever it takes to get them to understand that drugs and violence is not the answer.” Malloy […]

  • National Night Out turns personal for Burlington mom

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Odds are, if you live in the Triad, you witnessed or were near a National Night Out event Tuesday night. The annual event is a chance for law enforcement to get out into the community and for those communities to connect with one another. Ramona Allen knows the importance of it all too well. “I saw a YouTube video of a gang initiation and happened to look at [it] and it was my son,” Allen recalled. Her […]

  • Man claims smoke from Winston-Salem barbecue restaurant is causing health problems

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Richard Berrier only knows one way to cook barbecue. “Lexington style, you cook on a pit with coals that creates smoke,” Berrier explained. “That’s how I was taught.” Berrier developed a passion for pork and opened Little Richard’s in Winston-Salem 27 years ago. He now has six locations across the Triad — but, last week marked the first time anyone has ever complained about the smoke that billows from the original restaurant every morning. “I really didn’t […]

  • Crews recover body from Belews Lake in Rockingham County

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Friday was a typical day for two friends on Belews Lake — until they took off on a jet ski. Tori Vestal and Brandon Colenzo, both 17, went back to a cove they visited last weekend, the same place they found a boat with no one inside. “We didn’t think anything of it at first,” Vestal said, recalling what happened. “Then we saw divers were searching for a man in that area.” Crews have searched for […]