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Susan Hiland is a Kansas City native and loves working in her hometown co-anchoring FOX 4 News at 5:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Susan is a graduate of Oak Park High School and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in electronic media from Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri.

This Emmy winning journalist has worked at ABC News in Chicago, Illinois; KDNL-TV in St. Louis, Missouri; and WFIE-TV and WTVW-TV in Evansville, Indiana. Most recently, Susan was the morning anchor at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Connecticut.

In her spare time Susan enjoys traveling, especially volunteer vacations. She has traveled to Nepal, Kenya and Brazil where she worked with underprivileged women and children.


Recent Articles
  • Independence School District recruiting teachers from cash-strapped Kansas

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Independence School District needs some new teachers, and they’ve put up some billboards to help fill those spots. That’s not unusual—except that the billboards are going up across the state line in Kansas, where state public school funding issues have many educators looking for a new gig. The district has put up two billboards in Kansas so far—one along the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence and another just outside of Wichita. “We thought we had to do […]

  • Famous faces of the metro hit the catwalk for charity

    RIVERSIDE, Mo. — It was an afternoon of fashion food and fun, as local celebrity models hit the catwalk for charity. Brush Up On Fashion, benefits Miles of Smiles, a charity that provides free dental care to kids in need. Dental teams travel to schools throughout the Northland treating thousands of kids each year. On Friday, familiar faces came together to support that mission. Among the models helping out are, FOX 4 News Anchors Phil Witt and Katie Ferrell , Mo. State Sen. […]

  • Woman who was helped through hard times returns the favor to others

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One woman is paying it forward after benefiting from a program that helps people down on their luck. After getting back on her feet, Asia Townsend is helping other people who find themselves in the same situation. Five years ago Asia’s life was falling apart. “I was in tears. I`d just lost my job and I had to pay my bills so Christmas was going to be the last thing,” she said. She turn to the […]

  • Pet owners turn to pills to alleviate behavior issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Its estimated that 2.8 million pet owners give their pets medications for anxiety, depression and compulsive disorders. Just like humans, our four-legged friends are being prescribed popular drugs like Prozac, Xanax and Valium. One of the patients is Jake, a three-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer that has bounced around to five different foster homes. He had severe separation anxiety and fear of thunderstorms. But thankfully, he ended up in Cindy Wiklund’s home. “I think he was on […]

  • Honor Flight Kansas City takes veterans for a special ride

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Forty-seven Veterans from the metro flew to Washington D.C. on Veterans Day to see their war memorials and monuments on Tuesday. Honor Flight Kansas City, makes these trips possible for veterans at no cost to them. The veterans visited the Air Force Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and The Marine Corps War Memorial. They also watched the changing of the guards at The Tomb of the Unknowns, and two metro […]

  • FOX 4 travels to Washington D.C. with Veterans Day Honor Flight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A group of veterans from the Greater Kansas City area took a trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, courtesy of Honor Flight KC. The trip is funded by donations to Honor Flight Kansas City and does not cost the veterans anything. The flight took off at about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning from KCI with 47 veterans on board.  They range in age from 85 to 98 and served in the Korean War and World War […]

  • Julia Kauffman remarks on Royals’ success, talks about winning superstition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Her father brought the Royals to Kansas City, now Julia Irene Kauffman is thrilled the team is once again in the World Series. She’s a huge Royals fan, and will be at every playoff game at the K cheering on the Boys in Blue. She thinks there is more excitement about the World Series now than there was during the first World Series in 1985. Back then she was working at the stadium and was very busy… […]

  • How to protect yourself from identity theft while on vacation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It can happen in seconds, your personal information gets stolen! That can turn your summer vacation into a nightmare. Thirty percent of travelers have experienced identity theft or know someone who has. Ravi Mehra’s credit card got hacked on a business trip, with several charges to a gaming site, and saw the charges on his credit card statement. “There were a few charges, like $35 in  charges,” Mehra said. Now he takes more precautions, only using his credit […]

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    Longtime Northland principal ready for his next adventure

    NORTH KANSAS CITY — If you graduated from the North Kansas City School District, you probably know Dr. Dan Kahler, and there’s a good chance he was your principal. After 50 years of living in the Northland, Dr. Kahler is moving to Florida to be close to his daughter. We sat down with him, and at 88 he still enjoys talking about his time at Oak Park High School, but mostly the students. When it opened in 1965, he was the […]

  • Popular high-intensity workouts keep physical therapists busy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High Intensity Interval Training is the top fitness trend for 2014. Programs like Insanity, P-90 X, Crossfit and Orange Theory Fitness are so popular because studies show the programs feature the most efficient workout. By alternating bursts of intense exercises with low intensity exercises, you burn more calories in a shorter amount of time, and your metabolism stays revved up after your workout concludes. But as they gain popularity, more people are ending up with injuries and […]

  • Popular Paleo diet takes a caveman approach to modern meal time

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Paleo Diet is rising in popularity and more businesses are riding the wave. Paleo Fit Meals provides meals based on the Paleo diet to about 200 clients in the metro. That means meals that have meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts or seeds, and no grains or dairy. Chef Dave Leuck enjoys the creative challenge of coming up menus within the Paleo parameters. According to Lueck, “We have a certain structure that doesn’t include added grains, legumes added […]

  • Woman at the center of shelter closure previously agreed to five-year ban

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Northland animal shelter was raided recently, but we started investigating Forever Friends Animal League of Kansas City months earlier. A FOX 4 viewer told us about neglected animals and that Debbie Sharts, who helps run the shelter, already had one shelter shutdown in another location. One woman adopted a dog from Sharts and said her puppy was very sick. She said Myla was lethargic, and the vet diagnosed her with an intestinal infection. She spent […]