Susan Leigh Taylor
Susan attended Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (home of the Mastodons). Her career in radio began at the age of 2, when she called a morning DJ to tell a “knock-knock” joke. She still has trouble with punch lines. Her first radio paycheck came at the age of 16. That first job, as a DJ in Kendallville, Indiana, involved hiding in the basement whenever a tornado warning was issued. The station’s music mix included Lawrence Welk and a personal favorite of Susan’s, Lenny Dee and His Magic Organ.
Later years would see Susan working at much larger stations in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. She has co-anchored KCBS morning newscasts since 1997, and likes to think there’s still a little of the Indiana small-town broadcaster in her approach to the news: telling people what they need to know in a straightforward manner.
Susan lives in Pacifica, having determined that the world cleaves between inland people and coastal people, and she’s of the latter variety. She has been known to buy an item or two on eBay, and really enjoys watching “All-Star Celebrity Poker” on TV.
At the American River Hatchery near Sacramento, water chillers are being installed at the cost of nearly $1 million with the goal of making sure that the water stays cool enough for salmon that are hatched and raised there.
Genetically-modified corn that’s being grown along California’s Central Coast is being used in an experimental vaccine for hepatitis B with little federal oversight.
A comet has never been followed from this close before, but a comet-chasing space probe has reached its destination after a more than 10-year journey.
Folks in Hawaii should see a flying saucer in the skies above Kauai Thursday morning. It’s a NASA project meant to eventually help land heavy objects on Mars. Up until now parachutes have been used.
BERKELEY (KCBS) — Results of a new study reveal that tule fog–the dense ground fog that blankets the Central Valley during the winter months—has been steadily decreasing for the last 30 years.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned of a massive hack of Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer, advising the public to use different browsers.
As the technology improves and costs come down, 3D printers are getting closer to becoming mainstream. Consumers can expect more user-friendly models to be introduced for homes, the workplace and in classrooms.
They hope is that all wineries and vineyards will gain certification in the next five years.
Since New Year’s Eve at least a half dozen pedestrians have been hit and killed by vehicles in the greater Bay Area. One university professor has studied how the Dutch have successfully dealt with this same issue.
A new health campaign launched in California has the goal of curbing smoking. While that goal may be nothing new, the target audience is.