Susan E. Reed
For the past 10 years, Susan E. Reed has specialized in investigative business reporting. Her pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Bloomberg Personal and The Financial Times Deutschland. In 2006, she received a fellowship to report on activism in the corporation from the Alicia Patterson Foundation. Her investigative work also has been supported by the Dick Goldensohn Fund and the Pope Foundation. As a Nieman Fellow, from 1998-1999, she studied at the business and law schools at Harvard University.
Reed was a producer for CBS News for 13 years. As a foreign producer, based in London, she traveled to 34 countries. She gained access to the Soviet Union's nuclear test zone, broke information on illegal suppliers to Iraq's nuclear weapons complex, initiated a three-part series on the rise of neo-Nazism, and reported on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism. She covered the Gulf War and was in Kuwait City on the day of liberation. She was awarded two national Emmys for outstanding coverage of breaking news, one for Bosnia in 1995, and another for coverage of the attack on the USS Stark in the Persian Gulf in 1987.
From 1985 to 1990, she was based in the Chicago bureau of CBS News where she served as interim bureau chief and directed the network’s news coverage of 13 states. She reported on the retooling of the auto industry, the farm crisis, the San Francisco Earthquake and the 1988 and 1996 Presidential Campaigns.
She received a B.A. in History and Literature from Reed College and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. She taught journalism for six years at Harvard and lives in the Boston area.