Susanna Black

Originally from Concord, Susanna is happy to make her home down the road in Raleigh. She reports during the morning newscasts on CBS 17.

Susanna reported at FOX8 in Greensboro – Winston-Salem before her move to the City of Oaks.

During her time there she covered numerous crime stories, including a car crash that killed five and led the sheriff’s office to change its high-speed chase policy.

She got her start at WECT in Wilmington where she covered two of President Donald Trump’s rallies, the post-Hurricane Matthew floods, two capital murder trials, and was the only reporter on scene as a six-year-old abducted girl, found chained to a tree, was rescued. In 2017, she was honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas as Multimedia Journalist of the Year.

Susanna graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Journalism. In 2015, she placed second in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championship and won first place in the Broadcast Education Association’s Hard News competition. In 2016, she was honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas as Student Journalist of the Year.

When she’s not in the field, Susanna loves to spend all of her time with her husband, their baby girl, Lyla, and rescue pup, Bailey.

You can contact Susanna by email at sblack@cbs17.com.

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