Susanna Song

song Susanna SongSusanna 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.


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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!

Delores Anderson (CBS)

Chicago Cops Help Woman Who Takes In 3 Grandkids

And through online fundraising, Delores Anderson is feeling the love. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

12/06/2016

Chicago Police officers guard the crime scene where a person was fatally shot by an officer after authorities say he killed one person and wounded another early Friday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

CPD: Man Killed By Police After Shooting 2 Others In Homan Square

A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police officers who saw him shoot two other people, one fatally, early Friday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side, according to police.

11/25/2016

Bernie Wong and Esther Wong (CBS)

Two Women Honored At CASL’s Winter Fundraiser After Nearly 40 Years Of Service

Nearly 40 years ago, they saw a need and took action. They founded a social service agency, that has become the largest in the Midwest dedicated to serving Chinese Americans.

11/16/2016

Avon Burt (CBS)

Chicago Cops Escort 102-Year-Old Cubs Fan Into Wrigley

Getting to the gates at Wrigley Field for a World Series game is no easy task, even for the young, tall and fit. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

10/29/2016

Cubs Arrive Home After Game 2 Win

Cubs Arrive Home, Rest And Prepare Before Game 3

The Cubs arrived early Thursday back in Chicago after Game 2 win over the Indians, ready for some rest and preparation before Friday’s Game 3.

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Cubs Fans Head To Game 2 (CBS)

Cubs Fans Do Not Let Game 1 Affect Their Spirits

Despite the weather and the loss last night, Cubs fans still believe this is the year.

10/26/2016

Cubs Rally before Game 1

Chicago Cubs Fans Rally At Harry Caray’s Before World Series Game 1

Chicago Cubs fans began celebrating Tuesday morning at Harry Caray’s River North ahead of World Series Game 1.

10/25/2016

1945 World Series ticket (CBS)

83-Year-Old Cubs Fan Gets To See A Second World Series Cubs Game

Cubs fan who attended World Series Game 6 in 1945, returns to see Cubs play Game 3 of World Series.

10/24/2016

Prices for World Series Tickets Reach Record-Breaking Levels (CBS)

It Will Cost You To See History, Cubs Tickets Spike For World Series

Cubs tickets spike in price after the team advances to the World Series.

10/24/2016

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Plan To Revamp Chicago Police Misconduct Probes Gets Review

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.

10/04/2016

Harry Caray

Harry Caray’s Hosts Chicago Cubs Playoff Rally

Harry Caray’s hosted Tuesday morning a Chicago Cub’s Playoff Rally in River North led by Cubs hall of famer Ryne Sandberg.

10/04/2016

Zariah Muhammad (picture provided to CBS)

6-Year-Old Girl Shot In The Head While Playing Outside Undergoing Surgery

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.

08/12/2016

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Police Search For Shooter Who Killed Teen In Drive-By With Assault Rifle

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.

06/20/2016

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Hadiya Pendleton’s Birthday Marks ‘Project Orange Tree’

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.

06/02/2016

Tammy Duckworth addresses supporters Tuesday night. (CBS)

Asian Americans Emerge On Chicago Political Landscape

For the first time this November, an Asian American could be represented in office at every level from city alderman to Congress.

05/11/2016

North Korea's military. (CBS)

North Korean Defectors Making Home In Chicago

They risk their lives escaping a cruel dictatorship, for hopes of a better life.

05/10/2016

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After Blizzard, Homeowners Dig Out From Heavy “Heart Attack Snow”

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.

02/25/2016

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West Town Woman Stabbed During Carjacking Speaks Out

In a popular neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side, a viscous assault and carjacking left a woman badly beaten and stabbed.

01/26/2016

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Lakeview Residents On Alert After Burglars Hit Three Homes

CBS 2’s Susanna Song met up with one of the victims who says this is a huge life lesson.

01/05/2016

Chef Quentin Love (CBS)

Christmas Dinner For Hundreds? No Problem For Chicago Chef

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.

12/25/2015

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