Susanne Brunner is co-anchor of KARK 4 Today.
She first joined the news team in 2013 as weekend anchor and reporter on FOX16 and KARK. Two years later, Susanne became the co-anchor of FOX16 Good Day Arkansas where she served viewers for 3 years.
Since arriving in Little Rock, Susanne covered breaking news of the 2014 tornado that tore through Mayflower and Vilonia. She shared stories of survival, rebuilding, and even found a picture in the rubble, and reunited it with its owner.
She’s an Emmy-nominated reporter for her stories on Alzheimer’s and Education Matters series. Susanne is passionate about helping unemployed Arkansans find a job. She hosted 4 community job fairs that provided more than 100 employers and attracted hundreds of people looking for work. She received the 2016 Goodwill Business Partner Award and was recognized by the State Attorney General for her efforts.
Prior to arriving in Little Rock, Susanne served as an anchor and reporter in Monterey, California and Tri-Cities, Washington where many of her stories gained national attention; from wildfires, a chunk of Highway 1 falling into the Pacific Ocean, a landslide trapping dozens of families, to one of the largest meth busts in U.S. history.
Susanne’s work has appeared on HLN, CBS, CNN, FOX, The Weather Channel, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Susanne is a proud graduate of Yuba College and San Francisco State University, earning a B.A. in Radio and Television with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. She is half Filipino and Austrian, and a proud military brat from California. Her father and older brother served in the U.S. Air Force. She has even spent some of her childhood on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.
Susanne is a Board Member for Junior Achievement Arkansas, a non-profit that teaches grade school students about financial literacy, job readiness and entrepreneurship.
In June 2019, Susanne announced publication of her first children’s book “Busker the Tusker.” Click here to learn more about the book.
Susanne enjoys traveling, dancing, DIY crafts & projects, checking out new restaurants, and taking golf lessons from her husband, Hayden. They love exploring the Natural State with their two dogs.