Susie Steimle

susie steimle interior bio Susie SteimleSusie Steimle has come a long way since reporting on a Shetland pony who relieved itself inside a Rhode Island liquor store.

Since arriving at KPIX 5 in 2016, she has covered a variety of stories. After KPIX 5 had samples of restaurant seafood tested, she uncovered that much of it was mislabeled. She has also covered the push to get self-driving cars on Bay Area roads and the affordable housing crisis. She is fascinated by the Bay Area’s explosive growth and the impact it is having on public transportation and the infrastructure.

Although she spent time in Indiana and Ohio, Steimle considers Kalamazoo, Michigan her home. The Midwesterner grew up in a news-conscious household. “My parents watched the news every single night and 60 Minutes every Sunday,” she said.

Her interest in broadcasting began in high school where she took part in theatre and speech competitions. She excelled and her talent led to scholarships at the University of Missouri, known for its strong journalism school.

Susie got her start as a 20-year-old working for KOMU-TV, a university-owned NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri.

“I worked every possible job in the newsroom. I answered phones, edited video, posted content for the website, shot my own stories, reported live, anchored newscasts, and even produced,” she said.

She’s convinced the early experience made her a better reporter and allowed her to appreciate the challenges that colleagues face day in and day out.

After graduation, Susie served as the Political Reporter and a fill-in news anchor at WCAX-TV in Burlington, VT. While there, she covered the 2012 New Hampshire primary when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went head to head for the presidential nomination.

She then moved to Providence, Rhode Island to accept an anchor and reporter position at WJAR-TV.

In 2015, Susie joined WBZ-TV, New England’s very first TV station, as a general assignment reporter.

One of her most memorable stories there was her interview with Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.

“We were able to join Heather for some of her physical therapy and watched as she was fitted for a high- heel prosthetic,” she recalled. “She is so impressive, positive, and the epitome of #BostonStrong.”

Women’s rights and mental health awareness are two causes dear to Susie’s heart. And, while in Rhode Island, she advocated for the Arthritis Foundation.

Susie loves to travel and has been to 27 countries, including a recent backpacking trek through Southeast Asia. When she’s not exploring the world, Susie loves a good road race and running marathons.

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