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

Officials: Man on death row for killing parents commits suicide 5/30/2015
TALLAHASSEE — A man sentenced to death for fatally beating his parents with a baseball bat appears to have committed suicide.

Veteran on front lines in battle at Orlando housing project 5/30/2015
Rats, bugs, mold and rust: Jacqueline Young said she's grappled with it all and more since moving into Orlando Housing Authority's Griffin Park projects in 2002.

Baby sitter in bathtub-drowning case starting new chapter 5/30/2015
What happens when you're deaf, 21 years old, have the mental aptitude of an 8-year-old child and have just gotten out of jail after nearly three years?

FHP: 22-year-old killed, 2 passengers hurt in early morning crash 5/30/2015
A 22-year-old Orlando man was killed after he lost control of his car and crashed early Saturday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Lake Wales man, 4-year-old son killed in crash 5/30/2015
A Lake Wales man and his 4-year-old son were killed in a car crash in Winter Haven Friday night, a Polk County sheriff's spokeswoman said.