Susan McMahon (born November 15, 1957), known professionally as Sue Herera, is an American television reporter and an anchor in financial journalism.

Early life and education

Herera was born in Spokane, Washington and grew up in Brentwood, California where her father was a shoe wholesaler and her mother a housewife. In 1980, Herera earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) along with her future co-anchor Bill Griffeth.


After graduation, she was hired as an intern with KNXT TV station in Los Angeles (now KCBS-TV). In 1981, she began reporting business news covering the highly technical futures industry for brand new Financial News Network, and soon started anchoring. In 1984, she married Daniel Herera, a physician since 1999. In 1989, General Electric's CEO Jack Welch hired her to work at NBC as one of the founding members of the financial television network CNBC launched on April 17, and as an anchor. In 2002, she became a mother of twin girls, and a year later a son. In 2003, CSUN honored her with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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