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.
Mandeville – After the shock of losing her husband, Tracy Liberto faced the fear that she might have to sell the family home. “How was I going to tell my kids, who just lost their father,” she said, “that they were also going to lose the house they grew up in?” Mandeville Police Captain Vincent Liberto Jr. was shot and killed after a high-speed car chase near the approach to the South Causeway on September 20. This week, the suspected […]
Update, Nov. 29, 2019: Today ICE deported Joel Ramirez Palma to his native Honduras, rejecting his lawyers’ request that he be allowed to stay in New Orleans as a potential witness in the investigation into what caused the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel on Oct. 12. A statement from the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice calls the deportation a “shocking dereliction of the federal government’s responsibility for worker safety that should concern every American.” NEW ORLEANS […]
New Orleans – A surprise in the mail for New Orleans basketball fans. Pelicans star Zion Williamson is on the cover of this week’s TIME magazine, looking cool, composed, fearless– and uninjured. TIME chose Williamson to be one of the “next 100 most influential people” under the category “phenoms.” Former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O’Neal tells readers why Williamson will be great– when he recovers from knee surgery and gets back on the court. O’Neal says he’s most impressed […]
Baton Rouge – Okay, so they’ve both governed our state, they’re both Democrats, and one of them will be in the Governor’s Mansion for four more years. But a word to the wise for national media: former Governor Edwin Edwards is not the same man as Governor John Bel Edwards– even if Edwin did show up at John Bel’s re-election victory party Saturday night! More on the Associated Press mistake that would have surprised both “Edwards-es” in this video clip […]
New Orleans – An airman who fell from a C-130 airplane over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise Tuesday (Nov. 5) was a “combat controller,” according to the Air Force, “specially trained and equipped for immediate deployment into combat operations.” He was Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Condiff, 29, originally from Dallas Texas. The Air Force 24th Special Operations Wing, based at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, FL, released his name in a statement on Saturday (Nov. 8) […]
Harvey, LA – It started with a violation of the dress code– and ended with Jefferson Parish deputies breaking up fights as students poured out of classes at Helen Cox High School. Ted Beasley, Director of Communications for Jefferson Parish Schools, tells WGNO that one of the school’s staff asked an unidentified female Muslim student to take off her hoodie. Beasely says hoodies are not allowed under the school’s uniform policy because they’re considered a threat to school safety. He […]
NEW ORLEANS – They had to cast their ballots in the dark, but at least early voters at New Orleans City Hall on Wednesday (Nov.6) were able to see their votes reflected on the glowing voting machines. The Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters office lost power around 1:00, but the voting machines themselves remained on, thanks to a backup generator. Entergy crews later confirmed that a non-Entergy contractor installing underground fiber optic cable in downtown New Orleans inadvertently bored into […]
Update, 9/6/19: Wanhua Chemical, the Chinese company which had proposed a polyurethane-making plant in St. James Parish, has withdrawn its land use application. Rise St. James and Louisiana Bucket Brigade credit grass roots opposition to the plant for a “David Beats Goliath” victory. NEW ORLEANS – With the promise of jobs and economic prosperity, Louisiana leaders are trying to lure more petrochemical companies to set up shop in the river parishes. With the fear of cancer and death, residents are […]
NEW ORLEANS – Saints fans’ last hope of holding Roger Goodell and the NFL accountable for the disastrous “no call” appears to be dashed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Who-dats know the play all too well: On January 20, in the Superdome, Los Angeles Rams Cornerback, Nickell Robey -Coleman, head-butted Saints Wide Receiver, Tommy Lee Lewis as he was attempting to catch a pass just yards from the end zone, potentially depriving the Saints of winning the NFC Championship. Today […]
NEW ORLEANS – We’ve admired his hands, now we can admire his gluteous maximus too! Saints superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas is one of several athletes chosen as models for multiple covers of ESPN The Magazine’s annual “BODY” issue, which hit newsstands this week. Some of the other cover models are Evander Kane, hockey player for the San Jose Sharks, Alex Honnold, mountain climber, and Scout Bassett, paralympic sprinter. In announcing the annual issue, the editors of ESPN The Magazine […]
NEW ORLEANS – Real estate developer Sidney Torres left the Bahamas island of Eleuthera, where he owns property, Saturday night. Now he hopes to get back in with desperately needed supplies. Torres has turned his Mid-City warehouse into an assembly line, where he and his employees, family members, and friends have been filling cardboard boxes with items like canned tuna, water, granola bars– enough food in each box to feed a family of four for about four days. Oschner Hospital […]