Ellen Spencer Susman has more than 25 years of experience as a television journalist. She has been a reporter, anchor, host, producer and moderator.
Susman began her career in 1977 as one of the original hosts of Philadelphia’s KYW-TV Evening/PM Magazine. In 1982 she founded a Speakers Bureau in Bermuda, which produced conferences for multi-national corporations. In 1994, Ellen created, produced and hosted “The Aspen Institute Television Show,” which focused on leadership issues with people in media, business and government. In 1996, EXEN, the Executive Education Network, asked Ellen to moderate a monthly program called “Experience Teaches.”
In 2001, Ellen became fascinated with the challenges facing women in the workplace. With support from companies such as Reliant Energy, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG and others, The Myth of Superwoman conference was a sellout, with 300 women attending one week after 9/11. Her 13-week series, Superwoman Central, featured 26 Houston-area women and aired on Houston PBS in 2005.
Recently, Susman edited a memoir based on her late sister’s life as a photojournalist in the Middle East. Currently, Susman lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, noted trial attorney, Stephen Susman. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Student Conservation Association, the Alley Theatre, the Houston Grand Opera, Phoenix House of Texas, the Whitney Museum, and the Aspen Art Museum.