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Suzanne Higgins is the news department’s Senior Producer, headquartered at WSWP-TV in Beckley.
She's currently working on a one-hour program focusing on the life and career of John D. Rockefeller, IV as the senator retires following 50 years of public service.
Other current projects include the history of Temple Beth El in Beckley, and a science web series for middle school students.
One of Suzanne's recent projects was West Virginia 150: Commemorating Statehood. Other ongoing projects include the Inspiring West Virginians series, the McDowell County: Rebirth and Resilience series, the Aging with Grace & Dignity series, and contributions to West Virginia Morning, Inside Appalachia, and The Legislature Today.
Past projects have included producing and hosting nightly television legislative coverage, producing West Virginia Music Hall of Fame specials, the Legacy series, the Mountain State Science series and the Healing in the Hills series.
Suzanne is the recipient of the national Pew Charitable Trust’s Batten Award for Excellence in Civic Journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, an Emmy Award, and several West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards.
Suzanne grew up in Wheeling with her five brothers and is a proud graduate of Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy and Wheeling Jesuit University.
She and her husband, Jim, a mining engineer, have two teenagers and a Yorkie-mix named Riley.