Susanne Whatley News Anchor
Susanne Whatley is a News Anchor at KPCC.
Whatley has a long history in Southern California and network news. She came to KPCC after anchoring at all-news KFWB and talk powerhouse KFI, and hosting public affairs shows for KOST.
After graduating from USC and circling the globe with a backpack for a year, she began her career as a general-assignment field reporter covering courts, crime, quakes, fires, floods, and politics for KRTH and as an L.A. correspondent for national radio networks including the Associated Press. She served over a decade as the Hollywood correspondent for the A.P.'s "Portfolio" news magazine, interviewing hundreds of film and TV stars, directors and writers. She also hosted weekly live reports for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Her honors include Golden Mikes and APTRA awards for Best Newscast and Best News Writing. Additional awards from those and other professional organizations include first place in spot news, documentary, entertainment and feature reporting and use of feature sound.
In 2009 she jumped into television and currently hosts "Healthline", a weekly cable interview show.
Whatley was born and raised in the Pasadena area and enjoys a deep appreciation of the region's people, places and peculiarities. She is an orange belt in Shaolin Kempo karate, and at peace with the fact her young daughters will always outrank her in the sport.
Stories by Susanne Whatley
Enjoy the overcast Wednesday morning? The weather may be mild right now, but a change is coming that signals an increased risk of wildfire.
In the summer of 1990, a would-be robber shot and killed a grocer store owner in South Los Angeles, but now police say they think they’ve solved the case.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is auctioning off some of its classic cars to help revamp the 20-year-old institution, but the sales have some former employees concerned.
Investigators said they suspect a doctor paid his associate Kelly Soo Park to kill the younger woman shortly after a business deal soured with the model's father.
The 112-year-old nonprofit group says undocumented immigrants are most affected by pollution but least able to fight for environmental protection.
Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board's decision and denied release to former Charles Manson follower and murder defendant, Bruce Davis.
After the grisly discovery of a missing tourist in a water tank, the hotel is back in the spotlight. Los Angeles Magazine Assoc. Editor Chris Nichols shares the Cecil Hotel’s long and sordid history.
Holly George-Warren is up for a lesser known Grammy category Best Album Notes. She worked on Janis Joplin’s “The Pearl Sessions.”
The most decorated engineer/mixer in Grammy history might add another trophy to his vast collection when the Grammys take place this weekend.
After the priest files were released, retired Cardinal Mahoney was relieved of his administration duties by Archbishop Gomez who described the files as "brutal and painful" reading.
She covered RFK's assassination and the Sirhan and Manson trials, and then went on to serve four LA County District Attorneys.
Longtime film critic Leonard Maltin will auction off his rarest movie posters, including Three Stooges and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs lobby cards.
The 2012 Breeders' Cup gets underway this weekend at Santa Anita Park. KPCC caught up with Denman as he begins his 30th season as the Voice of Santa Anita.
The L.A. Jazz Society is honoring jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. From bop to fusion to rock, Shorter has spanned musical genres and generations.
Some never-before-exhibited photos of the band are at Dilettante Gallery in downtown L.A. The photos are circa '65, when the band was on a U.S. tour.