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!
Eight people, including three children, were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a car slammed into a building housing a religious organization on the city’s Far South Side.
Computers were down overnight at Chicago’s 911 dispatch center, after the state-of-the-art system unexpectedly crashed.
The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.
Police remained on the scene Wednesday morning after two people over the age of 60 were found brutally murdered in their homes about six blocks away from each other on East 90th Street.
Firefighters remained on the scene early Tuesday, after flames roared through three homes in the North Center neighborhood, near the busy junction of Lincoln and Damen avenues and Irving Park Road.
A Chicago Police officer was cut and injured, and at least one other person was reportedly stabbed, when revelry apparently got out of hand in the Clark and Belmont district in Lakeview – long after the vast majority of the crowd out for the Gay Pride Parade had gone home.
A senior citizen is refusing to leave her South Side home, even though it’s literally crumbling around her.
A search for a missing teenage boy from the South Side ended happily two dozen miles away in Glenview Thursday morning.
For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.
After months of investigations into an overcrowding scandal at the Cook County morgue, the office is undergoing a major shakeup.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill to help the state’s struggling Medicaid program, but critics are convinced the budget solution will do more harm than good.
If you take the CTA to work, you will soon be able to snag a cheaper fare courtesy of Chicago-based Groupon.
Family and friends are mourning after an 8th grade graduation celebration turned tragic at North Avenue Beach, when a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming with friends.
In the wake of a rash of violent crime that has plagued the city in recent days, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced plans Tuesday to place officers on overtime so they can saturate the most troubled areas.
Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to give the struggling economy a shot in the arm.
Illinois lawmakers are rolling the dice once again on a gambling bill, but its fate remains unclear.
Divers pulled a 15-year-old girl’s body from Lake Michigan Friday morning, about 16 hours after she vanished off the coast of Rogers Park.
About 1,500 protesters slowly marched from the Thompson Center to the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday, calling for the company that runs the financial exchange to give back millions in state tax breaks.
Police continue to investigate a tragic accident that killed an 8-year-old boy riding his bike in Skokie.
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