Susan Candiotti is CNN’s national correspondent. She is based with the New York Bureau of CNN covering regional stories and breaking news. She has reported on many key stories nationally as well as internationally.
Susan Candiotti graduated at the Loyola University in Chicago. She studied at the John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University before she graduated with honors.
Susan Candiotti worked at the WGR in Buffalo New York for a short period and then moved on to WBNG situated in Binghamton, New York. She then did a short stint at the WTAJ in Altoona. She also worked at the WCIX TV and WPLG TV in Miami. She later joined CNN as news correspondent in the year 1994. She has covered many major stories like the Haiti earthquake. She specializes in law enforcement stories and terror news coverage both nationally and internationally.
Susan Candiotti was part of the National Headliner Award winning CNN team that covered the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and also the attack on Pentagon. Her team at CNN also won the Emmy Award for their expert coverage of the Oklahoma City Bombing in the year 1995. Her team also won the Peabody award for their reporting on the 2008 presidential election and the Hurricane Katrina. She was also the first reporter to cover the reports on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter during the influx of Cuban refugees in the year 1994. She also travelled with the U.S. troops during the Iraq war.
Candiotti has done various prominent stories in her career as reporter including the Elian Gonzalez story, the death trial of James Byrd, the execution of Timothy McVeigh, and the extradition of Theodore Kaczynski. She has also reported on disasters like the crash of Valujet Flight 592, the Egypt Air Flight 990 crash in the year 2000, and the destruction of TWA flight. Her political news coverage includes the Florida Presidential recount in 2000 and the presidential campaign in 2008. She has also reported on stories related to political issues, hostage crisis and natural calamities in Central and South America and also the Caribbean islands.
Candiotti was involved in a controversy in 2013, when she was covering a story on the death of three African American men who were shot. Her use of profane language created quite a stir among the public and the network was under pressure to fire her. Candiotti later apologized on air saying she had used offensive and inappropriate words, and that she deeply regretted her outburst.