Growing up in Monticello, a tiny town in North Florida, Suzanne’s father was hoping she would eventually take an interest in running the family farm. They raise cattle and grow sod, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts. But Suzanne knew at a young age that she was not going to stay in Monticello. After winning the local Watermelon Queen pageant, Suzanne was a guest on the
Tallahassee CBS affiliate’s morning show and the TV bug bit.
After graduating with a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Florida in 1995, Suzanne immediately went to work for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s 24-hour news channel, writing for both the newspaper and television station. She anchored there for 2 ½ years before landing the job in South Florida.
Suzanne was first hired in 1998 as the weekend reporter for CBS 12 and FOX 29 in West Palm Beach and within 6 months, was anchoring the weekend shows. She eventually went on to launch the CBS 12 I-Team and won 3 Associated Press awards for her reporting. Suzanne now anchors CBS 12 News This Morning weekdays from 4:30am – 7am.
Suzanne lives in Delray Beach with her two children.