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.
First lady Melania Trump’s parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.
A lawsuit against corporate chemical giant Monsanto over the dangers of using a weed killer entered closing arguments Tuesday.
A former school groundskeeper who blames his deadly cancer on the popular herbicide “Round-Up” told his story Monday in a San Francisco courtroom.
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.
Berkeley considers a trailblazing idea to curb the use of disposable food containers. It could result in people paying more for to-go items.
Managing the billions of dollars generated by California’a cannabis industry has been one of the industry’s main problems. Now the state is one step closer to getting that money into banks.
The increasing popularity of electric rental scooters popping up on sidewalks all over San Francisco has city officials mulling legal action against the scooter start-ups.
We’re learning more about the three victims injured in Tuesday’s shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno.
Cannabis buyers in Berkeley are getting a tax break as the city has dropped its taxes on marijuana from 10 percent to five percent. The main reason for the drop is to fight a booming black market.
Questions and uncertainty plague several families contemplating legal action Wednesday after a weekend malfunction at a San Francisco fertility clinic put the eggs and embryos of hundreds of patients at risk.
It’s no secret the Bay Area has a trash problem, but when it rains the trash pours into our waterways.
Ride-hailing companies could be forced to pay up if one San Francisco supervisor who says he’s tired of Uber and Lyft not contributing their fair share gets his way.
San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell and District Attorney George Gascon differ on how to curb the city’s car break-in problem.
A male victim died in a fire Monday morning at a homeless encampment near Interstate 980 in Oakland, a fire battalion chief said.
As sky-high rents in San Francisco continue to squeeze out small businesses, leaving a rising number of empty storefronts, one lawmaker says the city needs to start cracking down on commercial landlords.
An app gives users cryptocurrency based on how many steps they take.
Some San Francisco residents say they are dealing with a particularly bad rat infestation, and exterminators agree – telling customers they can’t come out right away because of the demand.
Below Market Rate units are hard to qualify for in San Francisco.
A mural depicting a police killing transformed a welcome mural project in San Francisco into a back alley fight against censorship.
Opponents to PG&E’s “time of use” payments are calling it “punishment pricing” and want you to know you can opt out.
Instead of rebuilding, some Santa Rosa homeowners are selling their lots after their homes were destroyed by the wildfires.
San Francisco’s NAACP leader says there’s a crisis in city schools.
People who thought they dodged the North Bay wildfires because their apartment complex largely survived with minimal damage have learned four days before Christmas they are now being evicted.
San Francisco is working to keep clear a popular camping spot for the homeless by having crews place huge boulders on areas under the Highway 101 interchange at Cesar Chavez St.
The wine country wildfires have claimed another victim. This one, a clean-up worker.
For the first time ever, the California Department of Public Health is releasing guidelines about harmful cell phone radiation and how you can avoid it.
What sounds like the stuff of science fiction – killer robots – is a real threat, according to researchers. And now a Peninsula lawmaker is trying to do something about it.
The SFMTA has voted to implement demand-based pricing for all parking meters in San Francisco.
UPS workers may have to work up to 70 hours in an eight-day period in order to deliver products purchased online over the holidays.
Former President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker Friday at a World AIDS Day event at San Francisco’s AIDS Memorial Grove.