Suzanne Malveaux is an American TV news journalist covering national news, politics and international events. She started working for Cable News Network (CNN) back in 2002, and now works as a co-anchor, famous for the international news program “Around the World” and in CNN’s “Newsroom”. She used to work as a White House correspondent, and as Wolf Blitzer’s primary substitute in The Situation Room. She resides in Washington D.C.
Suzanne was born on 4 December 1966, in Lansing, Michigan USA; her family originates from New Orleans and they are of Louisiana Creole descent, whose roots are Spanish, French and African. Her father’s name is Joseph Malveaux, who was a doctor, executive at the Merck Childhood Asthma Network and professor at Howard University, where he founded the National Human Genome Center. Her mother, Myrna Maria Ruiz, worked as a school teacher.
She has a twin sister, Suzette who is a professor at the Columbus School of Law, while her other sister, Courtney is a Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labour and Industry. Her brother, Gregory works as an English professor at Montgomery College, Maryland. Famous columnist Julianne Malveaux is a distant cousin.
During her teenage years, Suzanne discovered her passion for journalism, and wanted to pursue a career in this field ever since.
Suzanne finished Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland in 1984 and then attended Harvard College, graduating with a degree in sociology, and where she was one year behind her now co-worker Soledad O’Brien. She subsequently graduated with a master’s degree in broadcasting from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1991.
If you were wondering about her marital status, Suzanne is unmarried. When it comes to her body characteristics, she is 5ft 6in (167cm) tall and she weighs 128lbs (58 kgs).
Her hair is blonde and her eyes are blue. There have not been any rumors or controversies regarding her personal life.
Suzanne started working for a television station in 1992, for New England Cable News as a general assignment reporter based in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked there for four years, then moved to Washington D.C., where she worked for the WRC –TV for three years, from 1996 to 1999, as a reporter on crime and local news.
In 1999, Tim Russert a TV host working for CNN invited Suzanne to join NBC News. For the first three years, she reported from Washington as a Pentagon correspondent. After that, she went to Chicago where she covered various stories, with one of the most important being Bill Clinton’s impeachment. She also covered news on the Kosovo war, the Presidential Election in 2000, the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and after that the war conflict in Afghanistan.
In 2007 she worked as the moderator of the annual convention of the National Convention Association of Black Journalists, as she is a distinguished member of this Association.
She played a vital role in CNN’s 2004 election coverage, and anchored a documentary on Barack Obama who was still a Senator at that point, introducing viewers to presidential candidates. Additionally, she worked as a panelist who questioned candidates in the Democratic party’s primary debate in South Carolina.
Fmr Pres. Jimmy Carter talking oil paintings, picking peanuts and hunting turkeys before inviting me back to Plains, GA for a lesson in fly fishing.
Suzanne later worked as a primary substitute anchor in a two-hour program on CNN, called “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer. In 2011, she was named an anchor of “Newsroom”. In 2014, Suzanne’s show “Around the World” was cancelled and this allowed her to move back to Washington D.C. and take care of her mother who is suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Most Notable Interviews
Working for CNN as an anchor and White House correspondent gave Suzanne an opportunity to interview several presidents and many famous politicians. She had interviews with George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama as well as former first lady Laura Bush.
Because she covered presidential trips overseas, her work has taken her to various parts of the world Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East just to name a few.
Net Worth and Social Media
Suzanne’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, accumulated from her career as a broadcast journalist spanning more than 25 years. She is active on both Instagram and Twitter social media sites, the former mostly posts connected to her private life, and on Twitter mainly posts regarding her work and politics, both national and international.