Susan Spencer Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, CBS News, Net Worth, and Salary

Susan Spencer is an American Emmy Award-winning correspondent and anchor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 1977

Susan Spencer Biography

Susan Spencer is an American Emmy Award-winning correspondent and anchor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 1977 as a reporter in its Washington bureau.

Susan Spencer Education

After graduating from high school and earning her Diploma in General Education, she had to further her education. She joined Michigan State University to pursue her course. In 1968, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She also attended Columbia University. After completing her studies there, she obtained a master’s degree in Journalism in 1969.

Susan Spencer Career

Spencer serves as a correspondent for “48 Hours.” Her reports range from coverage of the drug war in Colombia to segments on painful custody battles. She has vast experience in reporting national and international news. Prior to joining “48 Hours,” she worked for the “Eye on America” segments on the “CBS Evening News” as a CBS News White House correspondent and the primary correspondent.

During her tenure at CBS News, she covered former President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration, President George Herbert Walker Bush’s unsuccessful 1992 re-election campaign, and the 1988 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Prior to that, she served as a national correspondent for CBS News. During the coverage of the Persian Gulf War, she played a major role in CBS News reporting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Her career also helped to report on the death of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito and on the student uprising in Tiananmen Square both in 1989. In 1986, she was named CBS News medical correspondent. From 1988 to 1989, she served as the anchor of the Sunday edition of the “CBS Evening News.” She also worked as a substitute anchor for the Sunday edition of the “CBS Evening News” from 1987 to 1989. She joined CBS News, as a reporter in its Washington bureau, and in 1978, she was named a correspondent.

Prior to joining the CBS News team, she worked for WCCO-TV, the CBS-owned station in Minneapolis. While there, she held several positions including co-anchor and reporter from 1972 to 1977. From there, she headed to New York where she worked for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station from 1971 to 1972 as a researcher. In addition to that, she worked for the public affairs broadcast at WKPC-TV Louisville, Kentucky as a writer and producer.

Susan Spencer
Susan Spencer

Susan Spencer Age

Spencer was born in Memphis, Mississippi. She likes to keep her personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 60s.

Susan Spencer Height

Spencer stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Susan Spencer Family

Spencer was born and raised in Memphis, Mississippi. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.

Susan Spencer Husband

Spencer is married to her better half Tom Oliphant. Tom is an American journalist and former political columnist for The Boston Globe. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is a proud graduate of Harvard University. The two reside in Washington, D.C.

Susan Spencer Net Worth

Spencer has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent and anchor.

Susan Spencer Salary

Spencer earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


Throughout her career, she has received several awards and honors. She won two Emmy Awards for “48 Hours” stories, including one for a program about Bosnian refugees. In addition to that, she received an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a story about a child’s struggle to find a match for an organ transplant and a 1996 Environment Defense Fund Award for a report on autism.

Susan Spencer CBS News

Spencer works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. John Dickerson
  2. Seth Doane
  3. Tony Dokoupil
  4. Jericka Duncan
  5. Vladimir Duthiers
  6. Carter Evans
  7. Pamela Falk
  8. Major Garrett
  9. Jeff Glor
  10. Catherine Herridge
  11. Caitlin Huey-Burns
  12. Ramy Inocencio
  13. Dana Jacobson
  14. Gayle King
  15. Ian Lee
  16. Lilia Luciano
  17. Michelle Miller
  18. Erin Moriarty
  19. Ed O’Keefe
  20. Meg Oliver
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