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Susanne Whatley hosts KPCC's Morning Edition.
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 hosted "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 teen daughters will always outrank her in the sport.
Stories by Susanne Whatley
KPCC spoke with shark expert Dr. Chris Lowe to find out why there have been so many sightings this year, what we know about shark behavior, and how you should behave if you see one.
More than 200 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are staging a sit-in, including California Rep. Judy Chu. She talked to Take Two live from the House.
Vice President Joe Biden, an admitted "train guy," told new "Late Night" host Seth Meyers that Gov. Jerry Brown was "leading the country in having high-speed rail."
The man — Fresno resident David Peck — told KPCC that he suddenly started getting random emails from total strangers this week — and he has no idea why.
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.
Authorities still don't know how a tourist ended up dead in a water tank back in 2013, but the hotel has a 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.