Susan Hegger

Politics and Issues Editor

Susan Hegger comes to St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon as the politics and issues editor, a position she has held at the Beacon since it started in 2008.

Previously, she was at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 20 years. During that time, she was an editorial writer; the arts and entertainment editor; and finally the assistant managing editor for features overseeing the paper's entertainment, lifestyle and features sections. She also did stints as restaurant food critic and Washington reporter.

Susan started her journalism career at The Riverfront Times, where she eventually became the editor.
Susan graduated from Ursuline Academy and Washington University (in anthropology). Her passion is travel, and she is always planning her next adventure. Closer to home, she is also a dedicated runner, who can be found most days on the path in Forest Park.

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Higher Education
1:02 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

UMSL Sets Fund-Raising Record

The University of MIssouri-St. Louis set a fund-raising record this year.
Credit (Via University of Missouri-St. Louis)

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is announcing Wednesday that it raised a record-setting $31 million in the fiscal year ending June 30. This year’s total was $10 million more than last year and included nine gifts of more than $1 million each.

In a statement, Martin Leifeld, the vice chancellor for university advancement, praised alumni and friends for their commitment to UMSL.
 

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Week In Review
11:10 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Rundown: All The Buzz About Student Beekeepers — And County Executive Race

From left, clockwise: Charlie Dooley, Rick Stream, Tony Pousosa, Steve Stenger

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Primary election 2014

Dooley And Stenger Defend Attack Ads On 'St. Louis On The Air'

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Week In Review
11:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

The Rundown: From Money To Art To Scams -- Not To Mention A Trip To The Moon

Credit (via Flickr/MoneyBlogNewz

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Show me the money

Ten Percent Of Households In The St. Louis Area Don't Use Banks: Here's Why, And What's Being Done

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Week In Review
2:08 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

The Rundown: 'Right To Farm,' Food For Lunch And Family Business

Credit Veronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories of the week.

Primary election 2014

Would 'Right To Farm' Ballot Question Protect Family Farms Or Ag Corporations?

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Week In Review
12:23 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

The Rundown: I Now Pronounce You Spouse And Spouse

Bruce Yampolsky (far left) and Terry Garrett (near left) were married in the mayor office, announced Francis Slay (center) at a news conference.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Going to the chapel

Mayor Slay Marries Four Same-Sex Couples At City Hall

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Week In Review
10:45 am
Fri June 20, 2014

The Rundown: St. Louisans Who Are Creating A Better Place

Jessica Baran and Galen Gondolfi
Credit Nancy Fowler/St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories. 

Making a difference

STL Art Game-Changers: Fort Gondo’s Cherokee Street Crusaders

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Week In Review
11:01 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Weekly Rundown: Uncertainty, Disruption Mark Anniversary Of Decision In Student Transfer Case

Jane Turner
Credit Jess Jiang / St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Up in the air

One Year Later, No End In Sight To School Transfer Turmoil

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Staff News
2:36 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

STLPR Welcomes New Morning Newscaster And D.C. Reporter

St. Louis Public Radio
Credit file photo

St. Louis Public Radio is pleased to announce two new hires who will help us bring listeners and readers news that matters.

Veteran journalist Wayne Pratt joins St. Louis Public Radio June 23. Pratt replaces Julie Bierach as morning newscaster, following Bierach's departure to pursue a career change.

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Politics & Issues
11:21 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Rundown: D-Day Vets, Road Bumps And Our Town In Pictures

Richard Gibbler of Jefferson City is a veteran of D-Day.
Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Day to remember

Missouri Veterans Remember D-Day And Final Months Of War In Europe

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Politics & Issues
11:50 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Rundown: From Guns In The Classroom To Lethal Injection Under The Microscope

Credit Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio

We know that you listen to us on air and check our website for news and information about our region. We hope that you look at our website every day, but we know that's not always possible. So, once a week, on Friday, we will highlight some of the website's top stories.

Let some sunshine in

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