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Alumni Corner – Suzanne (Spencer) Mpistolarides

Alumni Corner – Suzanne (Spencer) Mpistolarides

Meet Suzanne (Spencer) Mpistolarides. Suzanne graduated from Central Catholic in 2010 and is now working as a general assignment reporter for FOX 6 News in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She went to DePauw University where she majored in English Writing and had a minor in Media Studies. Suzanne’s first job out of college was at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana. Suzanne was hired as a multimedia journalist where she shot, wrote and edited all of her own content.

She quickly moved up through the ranks and anchored the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows on WSBT and Fox Michiana. While in South Bend, Suzanne created a special projects unit where she worked on enterprise and investigative stories.

After three years in South Bend, Suzanne married her college sweetheart, Paul, at St. Mary Cathedral, before moving to Milwaukee.

Suzanne covers everything as a general assignment reporter at FOX 6 – crime, court, spot news, politics, you name it! She reports for FOX 6 Sunday through Thursday nights for the 10 p.m. newscasts. She’s received awards from the Associated Press and was recently nominated for an Emmy. She’s traveled on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, a Naval aircraft carrier, to tell stories about Wisconsin sailors. Most recently, she traveled to Washington D.C. to cover National Police Week honoring two fallen Milwaukee police officers who died in the line of duty.

Suzanne and her husband love exploring Milwaukee together with the newest addition to the family, a dog, Wally.

How did your education at LCSS prepare you for college and your career?
My experience at LCSS was about more than education. It helped me develop a foundation of guiding principles, values and morals that I still use today. Through the example of others, including many of the teachers, I learned my faith was a way of life. One of those was Mrs. Schap. She taught us words we thought we would never use again… until we did. And reminded us to respect our elders, including repeating the phrase to her, “you are thin and beautiful Mrs. Schap!” The most impactful people from my years in LCSS showed me how to work hard, surround myself with successful individuals and to do my best to bring about good.

What did you like most about your experience at LCSS?
The most memorable part of my LCSS experience was the teachers who commit themselves to not only the profession but the LCSS family. There’s nothing better than seeing my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Roetker, at the Friday night football game 16 years later. Or Candy Reed comment on nearly every Facebook photo. Many of those teachers went out of their way to help me succeed — academically, professionally or spiritually — and I love seeing them to this day.

What is your favorite memory from your years at LCSS?
Racing around the ol’ cinder track on a hot day! Many of my favorite memories stem from running on the cross country and track teams. The memories I made at all the Culver invites jumping into the lake, long bus rides, and treacherous runs in the mud at New Prairie — I look back fondly on those days and friendships!

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