Susan Farrell, 2014 Silver Circle Inductee

An award-winning journalist for more than 25-years in the San Diego area, Susan Farrell has built a reputation for being a  knowledgeable, thorough reporter tackling a host of regional issues including the area’s large military presence, U.S.-Mexico border issues, law, regional and state politics and the city’s burgeoning growth.

She began her journalistic career in program development at KPBS-TV in 1974, joining ABC-TV affiliate KGTV two years later as a producer.  A year later, she moved to the anchor desk, and would spend the next decade there earning a reputation as an up-and-coming journalist. In 1987, she moved NBC owned and operated KNSD-TV, where she became known for her dogged coverage of politics and military issues. She was most recently a reporter/anchor for KUSI-TV, before turning fulltime to consulting. She was Director of Public Relations for San Diego Opera from 2002 to 2005, and President/CEO of USO San Diego from 2005-2008.

Farrell attended the University of Maryland’s London and Munich campuses, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Diego State University.


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