Susan Barnett Biography
Susan Barnett is an American television news anchor. She spent five years at KYW-TV as co-anchor the 5, 6, and 11 P.M. newscasts and is a former beauty queen from Levittown, Pennsylvania who competed at Miss Teen USA 1990 and Miss USA 1996. She joined the CBS-owned KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh in 1999 as the morning and noon co-anchor. There, she was part of a team that was recognized with a Golden Quill honor and an Associated Press award.
Susan Barnett Age
Susan Barnett was born on October 24, 1972, in Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States. Susan Barnett is 46 years old as of 2018.
Susan Barnett Body measurements
Susan Barnett stands at a height of 1.70 meters (5 feet 7 inches), she has a hair color of blonde in color and she has a Hazel-eye color.
Susan Barnett Ner worth
Susan Barnett earns her income from her businesses and other related organizations and shows. She also earns her income from her work as a voice artist, singer, actress, and journalist. She has an estimated net worth of $ $5.5 million dollars.
Susan Barnett Education
Susan Barnett attended Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania and she later graduated from the University of Delaware in 1994 with a degree in of Bachelor Arts in Mass Communication with a Minor in History. Susan
Susan Barnett Husband
Susan Barnett got married to Dr. Greg Persichetti a dermatologist and surgeon. The couples were blessed with two sons Blase Persichetti and Steele Persichetti.
Susan Barnett Personal life
On September 21, 2011, she gave birth to a daughter, Cruise Theresa, and was on maternity leave for over two months. She returned on December 5, 2011. She lives in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Susan Barnett Pageantry
Susan Barnett at her 17 she won the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA title and competed in the 1990 Miss Teen USA pageant, broadcast live from Biloxi, Mississippi on July 16, 1990. She placed first in the swimsuit competition and was a Top 6 finalist in the nationally televised pageant, won by Bridgette Wilson of Oregon. In her “Parade of States” introduction, Barnett stated that after college she wished to travel the world and start a career in fashion merchandising.
Six years later, Barnett became Miss Pennsylvania USA 1996, the first former Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA to win the Miss title. She represented her state in the 1996 Miss USA pageant held in South Padre Island, Texas, obtaining the 15th highest preliminary score. The pageant was eventually won by Ali Landry of Louisiana, who had also been a semifinalist along with Barnett in Miss Teen USA 1990.
Susan Barnett Journalist
Susan Barnett began her television news career in Bridgeport, West Virginia where she worked as a reporter and anchor for WDTV. Her first-morning news role was for WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. She joined the staff of CBS-owned KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh in 1999 as the morning and noon co-anchor. In 2003 she was one of a team who received the “Golden Quill” award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania for Best Television Public Affairs/Documentary.
She began her TV news career in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where she worked as a reporter and news anchor for WDT “a one-man band” where she carried her own camera. Her first-morning news job was for WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. She then joined the staff of CBS-owned KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh in 1999 as the morning and noon co-anchor. There, she was part of a team that was recognized with a Golden Quill honor and an Associated Press award.
She then moved to Miami where she co-anchored the weekday morning newscasts at WFOR and its UPN sister station WBFS after joining the station in October 2003. Barnett left Miami to join KYW-TV in Philadelphia on January 2, 2006. In April 2008, she became the full-time weekday evening co-anchor, replacing Alycia Lane. Barnett’s contract expired at the end of March 2013 and left the station for good a month later.
In 2016 and 2017, she has done television commercials for Pennsylvania based law firm Kline and Spector. Former CBS3 news anchor Susan Barnett was always driven to take her career to the next level. Nothing could slow her down … until she became a mother. This is why the Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist left her career track for the “mommy track” in the spring of 2013. “Before I got married and had children, I wanted to get to the network and just go, go, go, go. Now, that dream changed a little bit,” said the 42-year-old Bristol Township native.
She is fortunate that, as a well-established broadcaster, this break shouldn’t affect her career plans. “Not that I wouldn’t want to do something like that at some point, but right now, I couldn’t have a crazy full-time schedule with three young children,” said Barnett, whose eight-year contract with Channel 3 and sister station CW Philly was up for renewal in March 2013. During a recent visit to her home in Newtown Square, Delaware County, she was cooking pulled chicken and roasted Brussel sprouts and broccoli for her family’s dinner while engaging with her children at playtime.
Barnett is a hands-on mom, who puts the multitasking she has learned in journalism to good use while caring for her brood — sons Blase, 7, and Steele, 4, and daughter Cruise, 3. She has been married for 10 years to dermatologist and surgeon Greg Persichetti, a doting dad. Having the confidence to pursue her dreams began at teenage beauty pageants. In 1990, she won the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA title. Six years later, she became Miss Pennsylvania USA. “I remember we did a live pageant telecast and I was thinking, ‘Wow, here I am doing this.’
It definitely broadened what the world can be and what life could be, and made me start thinking where I could go,” she said. “I had close friends who are still my best friends today,” she said. Jodi Baehser Heinold, a former teacher, and stay-at-home mom met Barnett in ninth grade in a limousine en route to their semi-formal dance. Heinold would share many dances and Saturday nights out with Barnett. Heinold said she is not surprised her best pal has achieved so much.
“She has been very determined to be a TV news reporter since I met her,” her friend recalled. “That has been her drive and she was going to make it happen.” Barnett, the youngest of six children, said her parents were supportive of her career choice. “They sort of raised me to think outside the box,” she said. “So when I told them my career choice, my parents were, like, ‘OK, here we go.’ And they were there for me all the way.” Barnett knew she needed practical experience and took an internship in the news department at WPVI (Channel 6) in Philadelphia.
She moved to Miami where she co-anchored the weekday morning newscasts at WFOR and its UPN sister station, WBFS. She started at CBS3 in Philadelphia in late-2005 as a morning anchor and reporter before landing in the evening anchor chair in 2008. She anchored the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts into 2013, and that year helped lead the station in winning a national Edward R. Morrow Award for Excellence. Her highlights include covering Super Storm Sandy and interviews with Michelle Obama, Goldie Hawn, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Oprah Winfrey.
She fondly remembers her assignment abroad covering the selection of Pope Francis. “It was (March 2013) and I was there in St. Peter’s Basilica when the white smoke came out of the Sistine Chapel … and it was so unbelievable,” recalled Barnett. “There were thousands of people packed into the square, and as the crowd rushed toward the Basilica, I had tears streaming down my face … it was history and humanity all packed into one moment.” Since leaving the anchor post, job offers continue.
This month, you can catch her Saturdays on the Fox News Channel hosting “Mega Morning Deals.” “It’s a flash sale,” said Barnett. “I present about five products that are available for a very limited time at huge discounts.” Does she ever miss her life at the TV news anchor desk? Sure, when she feels overwhelmed at home. “Just (the other) night, I said to my husband, ‘I have no control of these kids. They are all running in different directions they want snacks, different movies, different bedtime stories and I feel like I have no control,’ ” she said.
Barnett’s favorite moments of motherhood are easy to talk about. “The best part is those little sweet faces looking up at me and giving me unconditional love,” she said. For Barnett, “having it all” is about appreciating what you have. “It’s about recognizing the gifts that you have been given,” she said. “I am grateful that I was successful in my career and maybe I will continue with that at some point. I have such a great husband and three healthy kids — so I truly feel like I have it all.”