Susan Sharon

Deputy News Director

Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student. She has also worked at television stations in Montana and Maine.

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WESTBROOK, Maine - The state's largest substance abuse treatment center will close its doors by the end of August, and attempt to find placements for about 250 patients who are being treated with Suboxone for their opiate addiction.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Environmentalists in Maine are praising an Obama administration rule that restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly 10 years.

Susan Sharon / MPBN

This story is the third installment of Beyond 350: Confronting Climate Change.

AUGUSTA, Maine - After a two-year investigation, a special panel will share its findings into the systematic removal of native children from their tribal homes.

Susan Sharon / MPBN

This story is the second installment of Beyond 350: Confronting Climate Change.