ABOUT SUSAN

More About Susan Peters

If you’ve lived in Wichita at any time during the past three decades, you already know who Susan Peters is.

She is instantly recognizable and trusted as both a journalist and a person of integrity. Emmy Award winning journalist and Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement recipient barely scratch the surface of her accolades.

Always the consummate professional, Susan sets the standard for ethical and unbiased news reporting, strong writing and great storytelling, yet has always found opportunities to use the power of television as a force for good. Her strength has always been her ability to relate to her audience, no matter how painful or personal the issue might be.

Thousands of people in the Wichita area have benefited from Susan’s generosity and compassion. She is relentless in her commitment to the community and in her pursuit of causes for people in Kansas who don’t have a voice.


Work History Highlights:

1978 - 1983  Anchor, reporter WHOI-TV, Peoria, Illinois
1983 - 1991  Anchor, Reporter for KWCH-TV Ch 12 Wichita, Kansas
1991 -1995  Anchor, Reporter for KFMB-TV, San Diego, California
1995 - 2016  Anchor, reporter KAKE-TV, Wichita, Kansas

2000 - Susan launches Susan's Kids franchise on KAKE-TV
2015 - Awarded national Silver Circle Emmy Award
Awards, achievements, and recognitions:
  • Heartland Emmy “The Silver Circle Award” 2015 for outstanding contribution to Kansas broadcasting.
  • Heartland Emmy “Best Newscast – Medium Market” 2015
  • Associated Press “Best Reporting in Kansas”
  • Kansas Association of Broadcasters “Best Reporting”
  • San Diego Press Club “Best Reporter”
  • San Diego Press Club “Best Community Service Series”
  • Southern California “Golden Mic Award” for series on organ transplants


Charitable involvement:
  • Kansas Children’s Service League – Child Advocacy Center of Wichita
  • Saint Francis Community Services – “Susan Peters Media Center” at the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, Salina, Kansas
  • Senior Services of Wichita
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Wichita
  • Heartspring of Wichita
  • ICT/SOS of Wichita
  • March of Dimes
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


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