Suzanne was born and raised in Downey, graduating from Downey High in 1995. She was a cheerleader and co-captain of the songleading squad her senior year. Suzanne was also Student Council Pep Commissioner where she learned to love being in front of an audience, hosting many rallies and assemblies in front of several thousand students. Not surprisingly, she came in first in the speech portion of the 1995 Miss Downey Pageant and won first runner up in the overall competition.
Suzanne attended USC and interned for NCB.com and KNBC news her senior year. After graduation, Suzanne’s first job in news was online. As web producer at KNBC, she was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2000 and 2001 for website content. She also received the 2000 and 2001 Associated Press Awards for best website content in California/Nevada. In 2002, Suzanne appeared in front of the camera for the first time at KIEM in Eureka, CA. She also reported for the number one morning show at KGET in Bakersfield, CA.
She then moved to Atlanta, GA where she was awarded her first Emmy in 2005 for her coverage in the highly publicized arrest and subsequent murder trial of Dr. Barton Corbin. In addition to her Emmy, Suzanne also won the National Press Photographers Association Spot News Award. Currently, Suzanne works for KTTV’s Fox 11 Morning News and Good Day LA. She is an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Good News Foundation.