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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

Orlando man charged with shooting while drinking 8/31/2015
Roberto Oliveras was trying to march like a soldier when Orlando police responded to reports of gunfire last week in Willie Mays Park, records show.

Fans devastated by death of Venezuelan DJ in crash 8/31/2015
About 10 days shy of his 34th birthday, an Instagram snapshot captured the excitement of popular Venezuelan DJ Luis Borges and the group of kids he was chaperoning as they embarked on their vacation in Orlando.

Man shot outside WWE Performance Center 8/31/2015
An Orange County deputy sheriff shot a man this afternoon outside the WWE Performance Center on Forsyth Commerce Road in east Orlando.

$48M health science building coming to Seminole State 8/31/2015
A plan to build a $48 million health science and education building at Seminole State College's Altamonte Spring campus has been approved.

How to memorialize Tinker Field? Orlando leaders want to hear your ideas 8/31/2015
Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron all stepped to the plate there. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke from the pitcher's mound. And author Jack Kerouac watched games from the left-field bleachers.