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KDKA Arranges On-Camera Reunion Between Anchor and People Who Saved Her Life

Susan Koeppen returned to the KDKA anchor desk this week, two months after suffering a cardiac arrest, and the CBS O&O is marking the occasion by unspooling a multi-part series about her medical emergency and current rehabilitation program.

On Monday, KDKA reporter Ken Rice told the story of Koeppen’s cardiac arrest (video here) and on Tuesday, Rice was back with a piece on the people who helped save her life.

In an arranged reunion at the scene of where Koeppen’s heart failed her on a morning jog, she met with the people who helped save her: a group of firefighters and two medical students, who just happened to be driving by when Koeppen collapsed (video inside). Read more

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KDKA Hires Former CBS Correspondent Susan Koeppen and Former WEWS Anchor Kimberly Gill

KDKA, the CBS O&O in Pittsburgh, has hired two new anchors for the evening newscasts: former CBS News consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen (pictured) and former WEWS anchor Kimberly Gill.

Koeppen, who frequently contributed to “The Early Show” during her time at CBS News, will co-anchor the 6 p.m. newscast with Stacy Smith and the 11 p.m. newscast with Ken Rice beginning September 19. She will also contribute to the station as a consumer reporter.

“It was a really natural pairing for her to come to the station,” KDKA news director Anne Linaberger told the Pittsburgh Business Times of Koeppen, who lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

Kimberly Gill, who was cut loose at Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS in July, begins October 3 as the noon and 4 p.m. anchor. She will anchor both broadcasts alongside Smith. Read more