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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 recently 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 nominated 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
  • 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 […]

  • More than 70 animals seized from business claiming to be shelter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It has been anything but a treat for a Kansas City animal shelter on Thrusday. The KC Pet Project is dealing with an overflow of animals after a raid was conducted at Northland shelter on Wednesday. They say they’re overwhelmed after what happened at Forever Friends Animal League and are now trying to manage 70 dogs and cats that were confiscated. Kansas City Animal Control, the Humane Society, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture all took […]

  • Woman proves that against the odds, domestic abuse victims can succeed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman is proving women entangled in domestic abuse can get a fresh start if they take that first step. It may not be easy, but Rosie, a domestic abuse survivor, says it’s worth it. The mother of three, who was once without a car, received one from Hope House and expressed her gratitude on Tuesday. “Now I got my own place, my own car, two jobs, so it’s going to be a lot easier getting […]

  • Workers use fans to keep cool after thieves steal AC compressors

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. — Workers are using fans to try and keep cool at Job-One, located in Grandview after thieves stole the compressors from two industrial-sized air conditioners. Job-One is a not-for-profit organization that provides employment for people with disabilities. Usually 75 people are busy at work on the floor, but at least 20 can’t because of medical conditions, which have complicated by the loss of air conditioning. And that means lost wages and lost funding. “We are in the hottest […]

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    Study finds which sex is more mature

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Does it seem like you’re married to a big kid? Chances you are! A new study shows men don’t fully mature until age 43. Meantime, women mature at 32 — almost a decade earlier! But most women believe men never stop being childish. The study offered a checklist of sorts to see if your man is immature. You can see the full list here. Here are top 10 maturity failings in men: 1. Finding their own […]

  • Special Report: What is the paleo diet?

    It’s way of eating that’s been around for thousands of years, and is now gaining popularity. The Paleo diet focuses on foods our ancestors ate in the Paleolithic era. It’s simple, and you don’t have to count calories. FOX 4’s Susan Hiland shows us how a new app can keep you on track, and people having success on this stone age diet. RELATED LINKS: https://bodeefit.com/ http://billtheurbancaveman.com/index.html http://thepaleodiet.com/#   See more to the story in the video below with Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Assistant […]

  • Two-year-old hoops sensation makes Kansas City appearance

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He’s a Youtube sensation at only the age of two.  Titus has made appearances on several national television shows and even has a national television commercial already under his belt. Titus, a Derby, Kan. native, made an appearance Friday at the College Basketball Experience. FOX 4’s Susan Hiland reports from the NCAA playoffs at the Sprint Center. RELATED STORY: 2-year-old hoops star to showcase talent at College Basketball Experience