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.
A closely-watched trial began in San Francisco Monday pitting chemical giant Monsanto Corporation against a Bay Area resident who claims its Roundup product is responsible for his terminal illness.
Just days after a KPIX 5 undercover investigation exposed realtors in Oakland coaching buyers on how to evict tenants, city lawmakers are taking action to close the legal loophole renters are falling through.
KPIX 5’s undercover cameras were rolling as realtors at open houses in Oakland, openly explained how to maximize our return by evicting tenants — all within an earshot of the person living there.
During this graduation season, there is a group of high school graduates who are especially grateful; becoming the first in their families to go to college after overcoming major hardships.
An elderly Berkeley landlord is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting one of his tenants over unpaid rent.
A 13-year-old boy from Marin County attended the White House press briefing Wednesday as a student journalist, firing off a question about gun safety that had Press Secretary Sarah Sanders choked up.
Hundreds of animal activists swarmed a North Bay farm Tuesday afternoon in a dramatic confrontation that led to dozens of arrests.
San Francisco’s mayor is introducing a first-of-its-kind plan to bring treatment for drug addiction directly to the streets.
More bad press for ex-San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Thursday as the former lawman was a no-show in court.
A feeling of uncertainty continued to hang over the San Francisco Police Department Thursday evening as questions remained over who will take over the department if the chief decides to take a job with the LAPD.