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Anchors, Meteorologists From CBS O&Os to Guest Host ‘The Talk’ Next Week

Local news personalities from five CBS O&Os are guest-hosting “The Talk” for one day each next week, filling in for Julie Chen, who is on vacation.

The five guest hosts are: John Elliot, a weathercaster at WCBS in New York, on Monday; Susan Koeppen, an anchor at KDKA in Pittsburgh, on Tuesday; Amelia Santaniello, an anchor at WCCO in Minneapolis, on Wednesday; Kate Bilo, a meteorologist at KYW in Philadelphia, on Thursday; and Paul Magers, an anchor at KCBS in Los Angeles, on Friday.

Chen returns to the CBS talk show on Monday, July 9. No word yet on who will guest host for the second week of her vacation.

>Update: “The Talk” will be in repeats the week of July 2, so there will be no guest hosts, a spokesperson for the show tells TVSpy.

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Susan Koeppen Returns to KDKA Anchor Desk: ‘I’ve Got to Go Back to Life, and Living’

On Susan Koeppen‘s first day back at the KDKA anchor desk, the Pittsburgh CBS O&O aired a long segment documenting her recovery from heart surgery.

“I’ll never forget the past, I’ll never forget what happened,” she said in the interview. “But I’ve got to go back to life, and living. I can’t worry about it.”

Koeppen’s life expectancy has returned to normal, according to KDKA. She expects to be back anchoring both the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts by the end of the month. Video of the segment inside… Read more

Two Months After Heart Surgery, Susan Koeppen Plans Return to KDKA Anchor Desk

Susan Koeppen will return to the KDKA anchor desk next week, two months after undergoing surgery to repair a faulty heart valve.

Koppen, who anchors the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at the Pittsburgh CBS O&O, suffered cardiac arrest in November. The surgery in March was the last part of repair work for her congenital heart problem, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Beginning next Monday, Koeppen will return to the anchor desk at 6 p.m. She plans to to return to anchoring both the 6 and the 11 p.m. newscasts on May 28.

KDKA’s Susan Koeppen Reports on Deadly Shooting From Hospital Room, Following Open Heart Surgery

Shortly after undergoing open heart surgery, KDKA anchor Susan Koeppen reported live from her hospital room, covering a deadly shooting at a nearby psychiatric clinic.

From the vantage point of her hospital room’s windows, Koeppen described the scene outside of the psychiatric clinic, where scores of police officers and emergency workers were navigating the aftermath of a shooting that killed two and injured several others.

Koeppen also spoke with a handful of workers inside the hospital, which had been placed under lockdown. Video inside… Read more

KDKA’s Susan Koeppen to Undergo Heart Surgery

KDKA anchor Susan Koeppen, who suffered cardiac arrest last November while out jogging, will undergo surgery next week to repair a faulty heart valve.

“The countdown is on…” Koeppen tweeted on Thursday.  “Heart surgery next week! Yikes! Wish me luck.”

Koeppen, 39, joined KDKA last fall after working as a correspondent for CBS News.  She currently co-anchors KDKA’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.

Koeppen took two months off after her cardiac arrest, returning to the KDKA anchor desk at the end of January.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that she expects to be back at work in May following the surgery.

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

Two Months After Suffering Cardiac Arrest, Susan Koeppen Returns to KDKA

After a two-month absence from the KDKA anchor desk, Susan Koeppen returned to the air for the 6 p.m. newscast yesterday evening.

“You may have noticed that I’ve been missing for a couple months,” Koeppen said. “On November 20, 2011, a date I will never forget, I was out running with some friends and I suffered cardiac arrest.”

Koeppen, who joined KDKA in September, has undergone several surgeries since November. Watch the KDKA report, “Susan Koeppen’s Story: The Gift of Life,” after the jump. Read more

KDKA’s Susan Koeppen Will Undergo Heart Surgery

KDKA anchor Susan Koeppen, who is recovering from a “serious heart problem” suffered while jogging last week, will undergo heart surgery in the “near future,” she announced on Twitter.

Koeppen had a pre-existing heart valve condition, according to KDKA. She has not been at the anchor desk at the Pittsburgh CBS-affiliate since November 18.

On Twitter, Koeppen thanked viewers for their well-wishes, saying she is “alive and kicking.”

KDKA Anchor Susan Koeppen Recovering After Suffering ‘Serious Heart Problem’

KDKA anchor Susan Koeppen is now recovering from what the station is calling a “serious” heart problem.

“On Sunday, while running, Susan suffered a heart problem related to a pre-existing heart valve condition,” the station said in a statement on Tuesday. “It was quite serious, but she is recovering nicely in the hospital.”

During Tuesday night’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, KDKA explained the reason for Koeppen’s absence from the anchor desk.

“Susan and her family want to thank everyone for their thoughts and their prayers,” Koeppen’s 6 p.m. co-anchor Stacy Smith told viewers. “We all here at KDKA are just devastated about this news, but of course praying and thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery.”

KDKA Anchor Susan Koeppen Suffers Heart Attack

Susan Koeppen, an evening anchor on Pittsburgh’s KDKA, suffered a heart attack this weekend while jogging, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Koppen, who was with a group of friends in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh when she had the heart attack, was administered CPR by a member of her group. A passerby used an external defibrillator from a nearby store until rescue personnel arrived, city police told the Tribune-Review.

Koppen joined the CBS owned-and-operated station earlier this fall. KDKA general manager Christopher Pike confirmed the 6 and 10 p.m. anchor was not on the air on Monday night, but refused further comment.

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