Susanna Song serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.
Song joined the station in December, 2010. You can catch her live reports every weekday morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and during the midday newscast at 11 a.m.
Song is proud to return home to Chicago after six years of chasing her dreams as a journalist, which began in Central Illinois.
Her most recent stint was in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She spent four years at KSTP-TV as a reporter/fill-in anchor. Prior to braving the bitter cold winters in the Twin Cities, Song reported and anchored at WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois. She also hosted a show on the Korean Broadcasting Channel in Chicago.
One of the most tragic and unbelievable stories Song has covered in her career is the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. She won two Emmy Awards for team coverage of the collapse and one-year anniversary of the tragedy.
She was also nominated for three other Emmy Awards, including her in-depth and exclusive coverage of a Korean adoptee from Minnesota who searched and reunited with his birth mother in Korea. Song went to South Korea to follow the decade search, which came to fruition on a reality TV show. You’ll have to ask her how it unfolded. The story also won Song second place in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Page One Awards.
Song says she feels incredibly blessed to return to the CBS 2 Chicago newsroom as an employee. She still has her WBBM-TV ID card when she interned for colleague Vince Gerasole in 2003. Song never took her eyes off of the dream that one day she’d come back. She’s thrilled to be part of an amazing group of journalists.
Song graduated from Northwestern University in 2004 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism. She also minored in Religion. Song received the prestigious East-West Center Journalism Fellowship in 2010 that took her to Asia and allowed her to visit North Korea and the DMZ. Song is co-president of the Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and the former vice president of the Minnesota AAJA Chapter.
Song grew up in the Northwest suburbs (Mt. Prospect, Palatine and Buffalo Grove) and now lives in downtown Chicago. She is the first generation in her family to be born in the United States. Her parents emigrated from Korea in the 1970s. When Song’s not working, you can find her running outside, volunteering at church, or hitting up new restaurants and any sort of patisserie or bakery. Something she’ll never turn down is a good, hearty Korean meal. And she likes it extra spicy!
Members of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday considered Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to create and fund a new agency to investigate officer-involved shootings and police misconduct allegations, a proposal that does not include key elements some say would increase transparency and promote public trust of a department that has long been plagued by a reputation for misconduct and brutality.
Harry Caray’s hosted Tuesday morning a Chicago Cub’s Playoff Rally in River North led by Cubs hall of famer Ryne Sandberg.
Family members tell CBS2 ‘s Susanna Song that Zariah Muhammad had an actual bullet lodged in her head. She is in fair condition as of Friday morning.
Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy said the victim was walking east in the 1700 block of West 46th Street around 1:30 p.m. when a light-colored Saturn sedan drove up, and someone inside started shooting.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports from Harold Washington Park, where hundreds gathered to promote peace as part of Project Orange Tree. Participants wear orange.
For the first time this November, an Asian American could be represented in office at every level from city alderman to Congress.
They risk their lives escaping a cruel dictatorship, for hopes of a better life.
It’s been the Big Dig-Out this morning for many in northwest Indiana and the far southern suburbs, after Wednesday’s blizzard buried areas south and east of Chicago in several inches of heavy wet snow.
In a popular neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side, a viscous assault and carjacking left a woman badly beaten and stabbed.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song met up with one of the victims who says this is a huge life lesson.
Quentin Love and his staff spent the entire night preparing more than 1,000 chicken meals for the needy and homeless. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.
The Chicago Police Officer at the center of a controversial police shooting is expected to go before a judge on Monday.
Lycée Français de Chicago will observe a moment of silence at 1 p.m. Monday. A memorial in front of the school has been placed outside the school, where kids have dropped off flowers in remembrance of the victims.
More than a dozen diners say they got sick after eating at a suburban restaurant.
About six weeks after taking a paid leave of absence, the embattled head of the Chicago Public Schools has resigned.
Dozens of families in two towns in north central Illinois were left sifting through the rubble, after tornadoes leveled their homes.
Police were trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control and drive onto the frozen lagoon in the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m.
Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.
Dozens of Navy recruits training at the Great Lakes Naval Station could not fly home, so for the third year in a row, a special group in the northwest suburbs hosted them for an all-day celebration.
Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.