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155 | Susan Hendricks on Journalism, CNN, and "Down the Hill"

Updated: May 10

Unveiling the Human Side of Reporting on the Delphi Murders as an Anchor on CNN

Life Coach BFF Show, host Heather Pettey welcomes Susan Hendricks, a distinguished news anchor, journalist, and the author of the riveting book, Down the Hill.

Join us as we peel back the layers to discover the human side of journalism, exploring the emotions that drive the face and voice behind our daily news.

Life Coach BFF Show guest, Susan Hendricks
Susan Hendricks

Susan reflects on her time anchoring at CNN, sharing the challenges and joys of being a trusted voice in the fast-paced world of news reporting. We delve into why Susan affectionately refers to herself as a "news mom" and how this term encapsulates the profound responsibility of delivering impactful stories to the world.

The episode takes a poignant turn as we explore Susan's book,

Down the Hill,  focusing on the tragic story of Abby Williams and Libby German, two young lives lost in Delphi, Indiana, in 2017. Discover why Susan felt compelled to tell their story and the personal and professional impact this endeavor had on her.

Don't miss this powerful conversation that goes beyond the headlines and delves deep into the heart of the stories that shape our world. Join us in understanding the complexities of journalism and the genuine passion that fuels Susan Hendix's dedication to storytelling.

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Susan Hendricks, an accomplished anchor, formerly held the position at HLN and served as a substitute anchor at CNN, stationed at the global headquarters in Atlanta. Beyond her professional endeavors, Susan is also a dedicated family person. She has gracefully balanced her career with her role as a spouse and parent. In addition to her anchoring duties at CNN, Susan made notable appearances on CNN Pipeline, the on-demand broadband news service on


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