More about Suzanne Spurgeon’s qualifications
Suzanne Spurgeon formed Women Media Pros in 2007 after a long career in broadcast journalism. Her career includes producing, reporting and anchoring positions in Milwaukee, Peoria and Des Moines. She then spent 18 years rising through the ranks at CNN--from Producer to LA Bureau Chief/Vice President.
In recent years, Spurgeon served as Director of Communications at UTLA, the second largest teachers’ union local in the country. Spurgeon improved media relations during her tenure and facilitated local and network interviews for union officers. She staged news conferences, wrote news releases and executive talking points, produced videos, updated the website, posted to social media, and wrote newsletters and other pieces for internal distribution to members.
Today Spurgeon leads the team at Women Media Pros, a group of award-winning journalists who provides media training, crisis communications, public relations and video production to clients worldwide.
A client attends one of Suzanne Spurgeon's media training sessions in Las Vegas.
Here’s what some of Suzanne’s colleague say about her work:
"I've known her for a decade as someone steeped in the standards and ethics of news reporting, and who also knows how to manage an organization with complicated demands and constant deadlines. Suzanne has the sort of personal and professional skills essential in any environment where communications count."
–Judy Woodruff, PBS NewsHour Anchor, and former CNN Anchor
“Suzanne is a skilled, energetic high level media professional. She handles a large volume of multi-channel communications tasks while keeping calm. It was a pleasure to work with her in the communications department. She keeps the big picture messaging in mind, with thorough attention to every detail.”
–Ben Bregmen, website/social media specialist, UTLA