Susan Zirinsky is one of the preeminent journalists, newsroom executives, and program producers of our time. She has covered everything from the Watergate break in, the wars in the Middle East, Tiananmen Square massacre, 9/11 terrorist attacks, to now, yes, the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break in.
Today, Susan runs See It Now Studios, a stand-alone unit that develops and produces original documentaries and docuseries for Paramount+, CBS, Paramount Global networks, and third-party platforms. Previously, she was president of CBS News. And earlier, she spent more than two decades as the senior executive producer of the true-crime series 48 HOURS.
Under Susan’s leadership, See It Now Studios has produced such projects as RACE AGAINST TIME: THE CIA AND 9/11; THE 26th STREET GARAGE: THE FBI’S UNTOLD STORY OF 9/11; SECETS OF THE OLIGARCH WIVES; INDIVISIBLE – HEALING HATE; GHISLAINE – PARTNER IN CRIME; WATERGATE: HIGH CRIMES IN THE WHITE HOUSE; and interview specials with Halle Berry and Chris Rock
Her work has earned virtually every top journalism honor including Emmys, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.