633 N. Orange Avenue
633 N Orange Ave Orlando, Mail Point 218
Orlando, FL
32801
407-540-5981
Susan Jacobson
Breaking-news reporter
My Role

I'm the one you see driving toward a hurricane while everybody else is driving away. When the police scanner crackles with, "shots fired," I jump in my car and head to the scene. Fires? Kidnappings? Missing people? Car crashes? Drownings? These are my territory. I also specialize in writing about criminal consumer scams -- especially those involving elderly victims.
My Biography

I joined the Orlando Sentinel staff after working at newspapers in New York, New Jersey and Maryland. I've covered local government, education, crime and courts and have worked in Brevard, Osceola, Volusia and Orange counties. I'm currently on the breaking-news team.
My Interests

Reading (of course), drawing, making pottery, photography, cooking, kickboxing, step aerobics, weight training, yoga.
My Recent Articles

Ocoee officer shoots armed woman at a Burger King 5/29/2015
An Ocoee Police officer shot and injured a woman who was threatening her relative with a firearm inside a Burger King last week.

Man, 20, charged with vehicular manslaughter in crash that killed his friend 5/29/2015
A 20-year-old man was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in a crash that killed his friend and injured three others last month in Polk City, officials said.

Cops: School resource officer slammed student, pinned him to the ground 5/29/2015
A Kissimmee police school resource officer was charged with child abuse after he allegedly slammed a 13-year-old student and pinned him on the ground while twisting his arm, officials said.

OPD: Man shoots at SWAT officers serving warrant in downtown apartment 5/29/2015
A man is accused of shooting at Orlando Police officers and the SWAT team as they served a search warrant Friday, officials said.

Major cocaine ring dismantled in Volusia's Operation Grumpy Old Men 5/29/2015
In a few years, James Jenkins might have been eligible for Social Security retirement benefits.