Susan Sharon

Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She’s also a general assignment reporter who began her career at Maine Public Radio working at the State House in 1992, and still loves the work, which takes her to the Maine State Prison for a story on solitary confinement one day and to the foothills of western Maine to look for wood thrush the next.

Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana, where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student. She has also worked at television stations in Montana and Maine. You can occasionally hear her stories on NPR.

A few years ago the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham was struggling financially.

Hundreds of thousands of Maine businesses and residents remained without power Tuesday morning after an early morning wind storm swept through the state Monday, downing trees and power lines from Berwick to Mount Desert Island.