Susan Candiotti Biography
Susan Jo Candiotti is an American media personality serving as a national correspondent for CNN based in the network’s New York bureau. She previously worked as an investigative reporter at WPLG and WCIX in Miami and has also worked at WGR in Buffalo, N.Y., WBNG in Binghamton, N.Y., and WTAJ in Altoona, Pa.
Susan Candiotti Age
Susan was born on 6 December 1953 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
Susan Candiotti Height
Her height is unknown.
Susan Candiotti Nationality
She is American.
Susan Candiotti Education
Candiotti attended high school in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Loyola University of Chicago, graduating with honors and spent a year studying abroad at Loyola’s campus in Rome.
Susan Candiotti Parents
Susan was born and raised by her parents in Florida. She has not revealed much about them but she revealed that she was thankful to her parents for giving her the opportunities, which provided the foundation she needed and taught her to communicate with different kinds of people in different settings.
Susan Candiotti Siblings
No information regarding her siblings is available.
Susan Candiotti Husband
Candiotti has kept her personal life off the public eye and she has not revealed any information on whether she is married, dating or single. It’s also not known if she has any children.
Susan Candiotti CNN
Candiotti is a national correspondent for CNN based in the network’s New York bureau, where she covers regional assignments and breaking news stories. She joined CNN in 1994 and has covered several prominent national stories and played a key role in the network’s award-winning investigative team covering the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She reported on the Times Square bomber as it happened, as well as the NYC subway bomb plot — where she was the first reporter to find and reveal video of the plotter buying ingredients for his homemade device.
Additionally, she was on the team of correspondents covering the Boston Marathon bombing and broke ongoing developments in the investigation. She was also the first CNN correspondent on the scene of the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown as the enormity of that tragedy unfolded. She continues to specialize in terror cases and law enforcement reporting. She was part of CNN’s first team to report at the site of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, an experience she counts as one of her most memorable career stories. Among other reporting highlights, Candiotti covered the Jerry Sandusky Penn State child abuse scandal and trial and made headlines when she uncovered emails among PSU officials in which they discussed handling the matter internally without notifying authorities.
Susan also covered the Elian Gonzalez story for which Candiotti was asked to write an article for the Harvard Kennedy School, the James Byrd dragging-death trial in Jasper, Texas; the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and subsequent trial and execution of Timothy McVeigh and trials of co-conspirator Terry Nichols. Candiotti also met with McVeigh in prison. She spent more than two months in Montana following the standoff between Freeman government protestors and the FBI in 1996.
While in Montana, she also covered the extradition of the accused Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski. She has covered a number of air disasters over the years including the Valujet Flight 592 crash in the Florida Everglades, the TWA Flight 800 tragedy in New York and the 2000 EgyptAir Flight 990 crash in Rhode Island among others as far away as Colombia. She was also the first CNN team on the scene of the Miracle on the Hudson.
Candiotti also has covered politics including the historic 2000 Florida Presidential recount and 2008 Presidential campaign. Other assignments have taken her to Central and South America, and the Caribbean including Cuba, Haiti, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Peru covering hurricanes, earthquakes, hostage standoffs, and political upheaval. She was the first reporter to file live ship-to-shore reports from a U.S. Coast Guard cutter when thousands of Cuban refugees fled Cuba on homemade rafts in 1994. In early 1998, she traveled with U.S. troops to Kuwait.
Prior to joining CNN, she worked as an investigative reporter at WPLG and WCIX in Miami, where her assignments included the Iran-Contra affair. Candiotti also has worked at WGR in Buffalo, N.Y., WBNG in Binghamton, N.Y., and WTAJ in Altoona, Pa.
Susan Candiotti Awards
Susan has received nine regional Emmy awards and an Associated Press award for investigative reporting and in 2002, she was part of a CNN investigative team honored with a National Headliner Award for continuing coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks. She was also part of the Emmy-winning CNN network of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and contributed to the network’s Peabody award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 Presidential election.
Susan Candiotti Salary
Her salary is unknown.
Susan Candiotti Net Worth
Her net worth is not available.
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