Susan Zirinsky Biography
Susan Zirinsky is an American award-winning journalist and a news producer. Zirinsky has been the president of See It Now Studios since 2021. She worked as the President of CBS News from January 2019 to April 2021, when Wendy McMahon succeeded her. Susan has also worked as an executive producer of 48 Hours from 1996 to 2019.
Susan Zirinsky Age
How old is Zirinsky? Zirinsky is 71 years old as of 2023. she was born on March 3, 1952, in New York, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on the 3rd of March every year.
Susan Zirinsky Height
Zirinsky stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and is of moderate weight 60kg.
Susan Zirinsky Family
Zirinsky was born in New York City and raised in Neponsit, by her both parents. Her father Richard Zirinsky and her mother Cynthia (née Finkelstein). Barbara Zirinsky Faden was Susan’s sister but unfortunately, she succumbed to cancer in the year 1999 at the age of 50. Susan’s mother founded Gracie Square Hospital in New York City, she worked as a mental health care professional. Richard Zirinsky was a real estate developer. Both of her parents are the founder and named after the Richard and Cynthia Zirinsky Center for Bipolar Disorder which is located at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Susan Zirinsky Husband / Children
Zirinsky is a married woman, who got married to Joseph Peyronnin in 1984. Peyronnin is also a journalist same as a lovely wife. The couple together covered the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Joseph has won an Emmy Award. In 1996 the couple adopted a baby girl from China and called her Zoe.
Susan Zirinsky Education
Zirinsky studied at the School of Communications at American University in Washington, D.C. Susan delivered the 123rd Commencement Address, at the School of Communication at American and was honored with the Dean’s Award in 2018 by the AU School of Communication.
Susan Zirinsky CBS
The legend Zirinsky is currently the president of See It Now Studios. She worked as the President of CBS News from January 2019 until April 2021, Later on, Wendy McMahon and Neeraj Khemlani succeeded her. Susan also worked as an executive producer of 48 Hours from 1996 to 2019. She plays her role in overseeing the development distribution and production of Paramount+, CBS, ViacomCBS networks, and third-party platforms. During her time at 48Hours, she also produced breaking news specials for CBS News and she was nicknamed Z in the newsroom.
Susan Zirinsky See It Now Studios
Zirinsky is the president of See It Now Studios and founder which she founded in 2021 after leaving the CBS News presidency. Susan oversees the production, development, and distribution of original documentaries and docuseries for Paramount+, CBS, ViacomCBS networks, and third-party platforms. See It Now Studios is part of Paramount Global, which also owns CBS News.
The studio has now produced over 51 hours of original content including The 26th Street Garage, The FBI’s Untold Story of 9/11 for Paramount+, narrated by Tom Selleck and tells about the difficult times after the 9/11 attacks when the FBI was forced to leave its New York headquarters, also the Race Against Time The CIA and 9/11″ for the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount+. See It Now Studios in collaboration with Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon will also create spinoffs of CBS News brands, building on the reporting and resources of CBS News
Susan Zirinsky Career
Zirinsky joined the CBS News Washington Bureau at the age of 20 years old, in 1972 while a sophomore in college at American University as a weekend production clerk. Her career in the CBS News Washington bureau started two weeks after the Watergate break-in. She helped write stories that won her major broadcast journalism award and accolade, and even after graduation, Susan became the White House correspondent for a decade. Marcy McGinnis and Lesley Stahl, became her mentors while working there.
In 2019, Zirinsky replaced David Rhodes and became the first female President and Senior Executive Producer of CBS News. During this time she engaged a lot in covering political campaigns and war assignments, so as a result she along with Dan Rather went to Kuwait during the Gulf War and reported live from Kuwait City. For a long time, Susan has worked with Lesley Stahl, Dan Rather, and Ed Bradley. She also became a full-time permanent executive producer for 60 Minutes after Ryan Kadro, executive producer of CBS This Morning resigned. including CBS Mornings, CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, and other CBS News Special Events units.
In her profession, Susan has produced projects that have won several awards, two of her projects won the Peabody Awards for Excellence in 2002, 9/11. She got the First Amendment Service Award from the Radio Television and Digital News Foundation in 2003. The 48 Hours reports on Hostage, Grave Injustice, and Perilous Journey won her News & Documentary Emmy Award. Susan is also the recipient of the Christopher Award for her work on 9/11 and In God’s Name. In 2010 while working at 48Hours News she won an Edward R. Murrow Award for the Lost Children. In 2013, the International Television & Film Awards honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Susan has mentored many young journalists, attending screening films and lecturing on how to make films.
Susan Zirinsky’s Salary
Zirinsky’s salary is about $105,000 per year.
Susan Zirinsky’s Networth
Zirinsky’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million. Her primary source is her job as a television journalist and executive producer.
Social Media Accounts
Zirinsky is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 2000 followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 2300 on Twitter.