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Susan Kennedy

As a young child, Susan listened to the radio constantly and always wanted to be “that voice on the radio”. She was the first woman on the air at a couple of stations in the Midwest as a disc jockey, but then was bitten by the news bug.

She has worked as a reporter, anchor and manager in radio and spent much of her career at KGO-AM in San Francisco before heading for New York to produce investigative and special project stories for WABC-TV and WCBS-TV. Susan was also a news anchor at WCBS Radio and was on the air less than four hours after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Susan left her heart in San Francisco and returned to manage KQED’s newsroom in 2003. She joined KCBS in May of 2007.  Susan is the recipient of numerous news reporting awards including a George Foster Peabody Award.

A Crime Scene Investigation unit sits parked outside the Jewish Community Center on April 14, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, charged with first-degree murder for the killing of three people April 13, outside a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish retirement community. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

SF Jewish Center Increases Security Measures After Fatal Weekend Shootings In Kansas

Security has been increased at the Jewish Community Center San Francisco as a precaution following the weekend shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas.

04/15/2014

Yellow Fever Mosquito, or aedes egypti.

Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito Resurfaces In Menlo Park

A deadly mosquito that hasn’t been seen in the Bay Area since the 70s has been detected in San Mateo County.

04/12/2014

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FDA Loophole May Be Allowing Unsafe Chemicals In Your Food

A loophole in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations may be allowing unsafe chemicals in your food, according to the findings of one environmental organization.

04/07/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Samsung Appeases San Francisco DA’s Request For Smartphone Anti-Theft Feature

In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.

04/04/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Ex-San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew To Serve Time In County Jail After Appeal Denied

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to perjury and extortion charges, will be serving time in county jail, after an appeal to a judge was denied on Friday.

03/21/2014

Passengers aboard an idle BART train at West Oakland station Wednesday during a delay caused by a stalled train in the Transbay Tube. (Brian Yuen)

BART Increases Fares; Where Does The Money Go?

BART is ringing in the New Year with a fare increase. The transportation agency said riders can expect a 19-cent on average increase per trip with the money going towards improvements.

01/01/2014

Jennie Zhu

San Francisco Woman Charged With Felonies In Crash That Killed Teen

San Francisco prosecutors charged a 58-year-old woman for felony gross vehicular manslaughter for allegedly causing a crash that killed a teenage boy in the city’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood in September.

12/16/2013

Fire at Recycling Plant

Redwood City Metal Recycling Facility Had Been Issued Violation For Previous Fire

A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

11/11/2013

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Petition Drive Underway To Overturn Law Giving New Access To Transgender Students

A petition drive is underway to overturn legislation signed into law by the Governor Jerry Brown that would make accommodations for transgendered students in California’s public schools.

10/14/2013

California Program To Benefit Urban Farming Begins Next Year

A new California program aimed at promoting community gardens and urban farming will take effect in the new year.

10/11/2013

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