Susan Roesgen may not be a New Orleans native, but over and over again she’s been drawn back to the Crescent City.
On assignment as a national reporter and anchor, Susy has gone on patrol with the U.S. Army in Haiti, bartered for a camel in Cairo and sailed on the Sea of Galilee in Israel.
She’s been a television anchor and reporter in several cities across the country, from San Diego to New York, including three separate positions here in New Orleans: first as the evening anchor for WDSU-TV from 1993 to 2000; then as a National Public Radio reporter in New Orleans from 2003 to 2005; and then she was the first correspondent chosen for CNN’s Gulf Coast Bureau, based in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, before she became CNN’s Midwest correspondent, based in Chicago. She was also co-host of “National Geographic Today,” a daily news program broadcast internationally from the National Geographic Channel in Washington, DC.
Susy is also a certified ESL teacher (English as a second language), and she’s a volunteer teacher in the ESL program at Associated Catholic Charities of New Orleans.
UPDATE- Richardson took first place in the 100 meters final on June 9. Her time was 10.75 seconds, breaking the LSU record for that event which was set 30 years ago. Richardson took second place in the 200 meters final. Austin, Texas – LSU’s Sha’Carri Richardson accomplished a feat that no sprinter in world history has ever done. Nobody. Richardson ran times of 10.99 in the 100 meters and 22.37 in the 200 meters to become the first U20 woman […]
NEW ORLEANS – Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SOFAB) President and CEO, Brent Rosen, announced that he has launched a petition to rename Lee Circle, “Leah Circle.” Leah Chase, the much-loved chef of Dooky Chase’s restaurant, passed away last Saturday (June 1) at the age of 96. Since then, numerous tributes to Chase have hailed her influence far beyond the kitchen, as an icon of local culture and civil rights. Former President Barack Obama tweeted this week that Chase was […]
Bay St. Louis, MS – Bring your own shovel, and the Hancock County EMS will provide the sand and the bags. Here’s a list of sand bag locations for residents worried about possible flooding in Thursday’s expected heavy rain: Hancock County Horse Arena, 4184 Kiln/Delisle Rd. Old Hancock country complex, 3068 Longfellow Dr. Lakeshore Community Center, 6440 Lower Bay Road Daimondhead City Hall Bayside Fire Department, 6215 West Hinds Street West Hancock Fire Department, 16006 Washington Street For more information, […]
NEW ORLEANS – Move over mayonnaise. Time’s up, mustard. The connoisseurs at “Food and Wine” magazine are raving about the spicy “one-of-a-kind condiment” served at “Picnic, Provisions and Whiskey,” the new-ish restaurant on Magazine street from Chef Tory McPhail and Ti Martin of Commander’s Palace. Chef McPhail calls it “pulp”– the bits of peppers left at the bottom of barrels of Crystal Hot Sauce before the liquid is poured into bottles. Martin tells us that the Crystal Hot Sauce owners […]
UPDATE- A public affairs officer for the Coast Guard tells WGNO that the search has ended for the evening, and that the command center will reassess the situation in the morning. Metairie, LA – With a helicopter aircrew and a 25-foot response boat, the Coast Guard is searching the area around the Bonnabel Boat launch for two men who may have been on a capsized boat. At 7:25 tonight (Wed., May 15), the Coast Guard reported that a towing vessel […]
LAKE CHARLES, LA – President Trump probably wasn’t expecting such an unusual welcome when he landed in Louisiana. On May 14, Trump arrived at the Chennault International Airport Lake Charles for a planned speech at a liquified natural gas plant. In the middle of a long line of politicians waiting to shake the president’s hand, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser (R) was waiting with a secret. As President Trump approached, Nungesser didn’t reach for a handshake, but instead hiked up his […]
BATON ROUGE, La. – How did an intruder manage to get into the Governor’s Mansion and make himself at home? Louisiana State Police have released a statement saying the agency is “evaluating security procedures for potential areas of improvement.” According to arrest records and our friends at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, an officer from the Department of Public Safety was sent to the Mansion shortly before 6 a.m on April 17th. The question of who requested the officer is unknown– […]
NEW ORLEANS – The newly-promoted NOPD 8th District Commander, Octavio Baldassaro, is under investigation for the way he subdued a woman on North Peters Street during French Quarter Fest. Cmdr. Baldassaro leads the police district that includes the French Quarter, making his position one of the most visible and important positions in the NOPD– for locals and tourists alike. According to NOPD Communications Director Andy Cunningham, Superintendent Shaun Ferguson has opened a “formal disciplinary investigation into the actions of (Baldassaro) […]
NEW ORLEANS – Saints QB Drew Brees is always a classy guy- whether he’s throwing passes or throwing shade. In a new commercial for shirt company”Untuckit,” Brees gets the last laugh– with a smile. According to Untuckit’s website, Brees is an investor and a “brand ambassador.” He’s also the highlight of the commercial. It starts with company founder, Chris Riccobono, explaining his search for a shirt that would look good- not sloppy- untucked. Several actors feature “before and after” examples […]
NEW ORLEANS – When the water finally went down, what was left inside thousands of houses was surreal. Hurricane Katrina evacuees came back to find that when the levees breached, a home’s furniture might float up to the ceiling in the rising water and then drift down again, coming to rest in bizarre arrangements as the flood receded. Some belongings miraculously survived but most did not. And what the water didn’t destroy, the mold would finish off. Now, nearly 14 […]
Slidell, LA – Looking for a job? More than 100 employers– many of them big corporations like Boeing, Coca Cola, General Dynamics and Walmart –are looking for future employees. The “Northshore Spring Forward Job Fair” is today (Thursday Apr. 4) from 1pm to 5pm at the Harbor Center in Slidell. Local employment and careers group, “Tri-Parish Works,” organizes the twice-yearly job fair, geared toward job-seekers in Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes. Employers who’ll be represented at the fair […]
NEW ORLEANS – Tell Mayor LaToya Cantrell why you’d like to walk in her shoes for a day, and you just might get the chance! Mayor Cantrell and the Office of Youth and Families have announced an essay contest, open to New Orleans girls between the ages of 11 and 18. March is Women’s History Month, and Mayor Cantrell says the “Madame Mayor for a Day” contest will encourage girls to “think about the positive impact they can make in […]