Tuesday Nov 14, 2023

155 | A Discussion with Susan Hendricks, Author of ’Down the Hill,’ Unveiling the Human Side of Reporting on the Delphi Murders as an Anchor on CNN

On this episode of Life Coach BFF Show, host Heather Pettey welcomes Susan Hendricks, a distinguished news anchor, journalist, and the author of the riveting book "Down the Hill."

Join us as we peel back the layers to discover the human side of journalism, exploring the emotions that drive the face and voice behind our daily news.

Susan reflects on her time anchoring at CNN, sharing the challenges and joys of being a trusted voice in the fast-paced world of news reporting. We delve into why Susan affectionately refers to herself as a "news mom" and how this term encapsulates the profound responsibility of delivering impactful stories to the world.

The episode takes a poignant turn as we explore Susan's book,

Down the Hill,  focusing on the tragic story of Abby Williams and Libby German, two young lives lost in Delphi, Indiana, in 2017. Discover why Susan felt compelled to tell their story and the personal and professional impact this endeavor had on her.

Don't miss this powerful conversation that goes beyond the headlines and delves deep into the heart of the stories that shape our world. Join us in understanding the complexities of journalism and the genuine passion that fuels Susan Hendrick's dedication to storytelling.

Connect with Susan Hendricks:

Susan Hendricks, an accomplished anchor, formerly held the position at HLN and served as a substitute anchor at CNN, stationed at the global headquarters in Atlanta. Beyond her professional endeavors, Susan is also a dedicated family person. She has gracefully balanced her career with her role as a spouse and parent. In addition to her anchoring duties at CNN, Susan made notable appearances on CNN Pipeline, the on-demand broadband news service on CNN.com.


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Heather's Bio:
Heather is a perfectly imperfect wife of 28 years to David, mom to 4 amazing humans ages 12 to 26, and lover of Jesus. She's a closet peanut M&M and Goldfish cracker consumer.
She is passionate about encouraging women to find joy and remain sane while parenting teens. The laughter and support happens weekly on her podcast, Life Coach BFF Show. When not podcasting, she's coaching women to live confidently, set clear boundaries, and learn to build their fire in the rain.
The mindset coach is also the author of Keep It Simple, Sarah: Powerful Words and Encouragement for Christian Teen Girls.
Heather has made appearances on CNN Headline News and other media. She believes life is a long line of lessons, and in her opinion, it’s all about faith and good ol' common sense. She happily resides with her family in Memphis, TN.

*Quick Disclaimer- Heather Pettey is a certified coach and not a therapist. Always seek the support of a therapist for clinical mental health issues.





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