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Tina Susman

National News Editor
Tina Susman, national news editor for BuzzFeed, has more than 25 years as a reporter and editor, many of them spent overseas as a correspondent working for The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and Newsday. She served as The Times’ Baghdad bureau chief between 2007 and 2009, and as the west Africa bureau chief for AP before that. She also was AP’s news editor in South Africa and has done stints in Haiti, Pakistan, Southeast Asia and Europe. Tina was part of a Times team that won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Her work has also been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Newswomen’s Club, Sigma Delta Chi and the Overseas Press Club. In addition to working overseas, Tina has been an editor and a national writer for The Times and Newsday, most recently in New York, where her assignments included covering Occupy Wall Street, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. She is a frequent guest lecturer in university journalism classes and has spoken widely on the issue of the risks facing reporters in the field.