What happened to Susan Koeppen? Is she still married? Who is her husband? 2020 car accident details

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Susan Koeppen was involved in a car accident on January 31, 2020. Fans have been wondering what happened to Susan Koeppen. Here is a short bio on the KDKA-TV reporter. Is Susan Koeppen still married? Who is Susan Koeppen's husband. Know her family and children.

What happened to Susan Koeppen? 

Susan Koeppen got in a car accident involving a pedestrian in a downtown parking garage in Pittsburgh on January 21, 2020. The news was first reported by KDKA-TV on February 1.

According to the Post-Gazette, Koeppen was driving the car that struck and injured a woman while she was walking up a ramp. When she was questioned by the police, she revealed that she didn't see the woman, who received minor injuries from the accident. 

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Is Susan Koeppen still married? Who is her husband?


Yes, Emmy Award winning journalist and anchor is still married to her husband, Jim O'Toole. Her husband is a plastic surgeon and practices in Pittsburgh under the name Dr. James O'Toole. 

Susan got married to Jim on August 18, 2002 at the Heinz Memorial Chapel, located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Their wedding reception was held at the Carnegie Natural History Museum.

Susan and Jim share three children; two sons and a daughter named Reagan.

Susan Koeppen's cardiac arrest story

Susan Koeppen is a survivor. In November 2011, Koeppen went into cardiac arrest while she was out on a run with her friends on a Sunday morning. First responders quickly arrived at the scene and they shocked right there on the sidewalk.

She was rushed to the Shadyside Hospital after she didn't come to. Brain damage was an imminent threat, which her husband, Jim, knew since he was a doctor himself. Susan was put into therapeutic hypothermia to chill her body and some painful hours later, she was finally responsive. 

Turns out Koeppen has a heart abnormality, which she knew about, and she's now required to have a defibrillator on her chest. She went under heart surgery to repair a faulty cardiac valve. She was back at her desk at work in January 2012.

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Susan Koeppen Bio


Susan Koeppen was born on April 16, 1972 in Albany, New York. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. She began her professional career with anchor and reporter jobs in Albany, Utica, Rochester, Pittsburgh, and New York City. 

She went on to work for The Early Show on CBs as their consumer correspondent for seven years. Susan is currently the 6 and 11 pm anchor at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. 

Susan has accumulated several prestigious awards in her long years as a journalist. She is a 5-time Emmy Award winner and 3-time Gracie Allen Award winner. She is also a recipient of the Edward R Murrow Award winner. 

Susan is an advocate of heart disease awareness for women and supports the American Heart Association. We wish all the best to Susan Koeppen, her husband, Jim O'Toole, and their children.

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