Susan Spencer Bio, Age, Family, Husband, School, Salary, Net Worth, CBS career

Susan Spencer Biography

Susan Spencer is a journalist from the United States who now works for CBS News as a correspondent for “48 Hours.” She began working for the television station in 1977 as a reporter in its Washington office, and in 1978 she was promoted to a correspondent.


How old is Susan Spencer? – Age

Susan was born in the American city of Memphis, Tennessee. Susan, on the other hand, has not revealed any information about her birth date or year.

Where did Susan Spencer go to school? – Education

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University in 1968. She finished her master’s degree in journalism the following year.

Spencer – Family

Despite being a well-known journalist, Susan has not shared any information about her parents and siblings with the public, therefore we don’t know if she has any siblings. We will, however, update this as soon as we receive clear and accurate information on her family.

Susan Spencer Husband

She is married to Thomas Oliphant, also known as “Tom Oliphant,” who is a caring and supporting spouse. Susan’s spouse is an American writer who worked for The Boston Globe as a columnist and Washington reporter. Her spouse was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is a Harvard University graduate. However, Susan and her husband’s wedding date and whether or not they have children are still unknown.

Susan Spencer The CBS journalist
Susan Spencer The CBS journalist

What is Spencer’s Salary?

Her average salary is $120,450 per year.

Spencer Net Worth

Her net worth is $1.3 million.

Susan Spencer Career

Spencer worked as a researcher for CBS-owned WCBS-TV in New York from 1971 to 1972. She was also a writer and producer for WKPC-public TV’s affairs show in Louisville, Kentucky. She served as a reporter and co-anchor for Minneapolis-based CBS station WCCO-TV from 1972 until 1977. In 1977, she joined CBS News’ Washington office and was promoted to a correspondent in 1978. She was hired as a medical correspondent for CBS News in 1986. From 1987 to 1988, she hosted the CBS Sunday Night News. She was also a replacement anchor from 1987 to 1988 and the anchor of the Sunday version of CBS Evening News from 1988 to 1989.  She anchored the CBS Sunday Night News from 1987 to 1988. Also from 1987 through 1988, she was a substitute anchor and from 1988 through 1989, anchor of the Sunday edition of CBS Evening News. In 1989, she reported on the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan and the Tiananmen Square protests. A year later, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Spencer reported major international events such as the Persian Gulf War. As a national correspondent, she also covered the first inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the re-election campaign of President George Herbert Walker Bush.                                                                                                   She was CBS News’ White House correspondent at the time, as well as the primary correspondent for the network’s “Eye on America” programs. She was hired as a reporter for 48 Hours in 1993, where she covered everything from drug conflicts in Colombia to custody disputes in the United States.


Spencer has received Emmy Awards for her 48 Hours reports, as well as an Environmental Defense Fund Award and an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence for a story on a child’s battle to locate a match for an organ transplant.