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
Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Gorell checked out from a year of active duty last Thursday, and checked in to his job as a member of the State Assembly in Sacramento.
"The Hunger Games" slaughtered at the box office this weekend, setting new records for film openings in March and for movies that aren't sequels.
All manner of cold-blooded creatures are settling into new digs at the L.A. Zoo. It’s called Living Amphibian, Invertebrates, and Reptiles, or “LAIR” for short.
Waiter, there's a dog in my soup. Dogs are now legally permitted on patios to enjoy the luxury of outdoor restaurant dining alongside their owners.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with KPCC about Los Angeles' budget, L.A.'s crime rates declining for a ninth straight year, how Occupy L.A. changed the city budget and more. Here's what he had to say.
The Malibu Lagoon restoration project can go forward. That's the decision of a San Francisco judge who’d put the brakes on the effort earlier this year. Not everyone is pleased with the decision to restore circulation to the lagoon's brackish waters.
This fall, Pasadena's NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory observes the 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments in the Arroyo Seco, the site that later became its home. The first experiments were 75 years ago this Halloween.
The Los Angeles City Council is backing efforts to allow fans to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to ask Congress to allow Angelenos to buy the team if it goes onto the market.
Decades ago, it seemed like a good idea — letting Californians decide on issues from taxes to the legality of same-sex marriage through ballot initiatives. Now, critics say that progressive approach to governance has morphed into an industry that caters to special interests with money to spend. Two state Senate bills are taking aim at the process. One would require signature-gatherers to wear badges that indicate whether they’re paid or volunteers. The other would allow issue campaigns to pay them by the hour. But not per signature. Both measures passed the state Senate this week. State Senator Mark DeSaulnier of Concord explains what his bill's goal is.
One of the oldest house and garden tours in the country is running the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design through Sunday in an English country-style mansion in La Cañada Flintridge..
Northrop Grumman is test-flying a new spy plane over the Mojave desert. The Firebird can be flown with or without a pilot. Rick Crooks, Northrop’s director of advanced projects, led the development team and describes the plane - and its future.
Money intended for neighborhood improvements near a landfill will instead be used to staff L.A.'s new jail. The city will pay back the money over time.
Longtime radio news reporter and anchor Jack Popejoy died of cancer over the weekend. He was 63.
Natalie Portman recently won a Golden Globe for best dramatic actress in the movie "Black Swan," and now has a new distinction. It's a number one comedy.
KPCC's news team has a lot to be proud of. Saturday night, the Golden Mike Awards for broadcast news excellence were presented by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. The magic number for our folks is seven... seven Golden Mikes.