Multiple Emmy Award winner and recent recipient of a Telly Award
Associate Director of Internal Communications, KMPG, 2010-present
Managing Editor, McKinsey & Company, 2000 – 2009
Executive Producer, ABC.com, 1995-1997
20+ years of television and print journalism experience, including Good Morning America, CBS News, Entertainment Tonight, The New York Post, The New York Daily Newsand the Chicago Tribune.
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Sue Treiman became a storyteller at nine, when she sent unsolicited scripts to popular television shows; a fun but unrenumerative effort. She soon realized that true stories were as transformative as fiction. Journalism became, and remains, her heart.
In high school, her blind-letter to the now-defunct Chicago Today landed an after-school gig. She also penned a local newspaper column before heading to the University of Illinois, never once questioning her major: Journalism, with a Daily Illini beat.
A stint as the state’s radio guru for the (prison-bound) Illinois governor after graduation led to a Chicago Tribune suburban beat. Sue’s investigative stories about small town corruption earned the coveted Peter Lisagor Award – as well as a juicy ABC-TV offer.
Arriving with no broadcast experience, Sue quickly became one of WLS’s main producers, sharing in a news Emmy. She later switched to CBS-owned WBBM-TV, where she was awarded two additional Emmys. And then, it was off to New York.
Sue arrived at Channel 5 to a boss who threatened to shoot her (he kept a holstered gun on his ankle) if she returned to CBS. Six months later and still quite alive, she became a broadcast producer for the live, all-night CBS News Nightwatch, a noble, exhilarating and frustratingly short-lived experiment.
Sue rejoined ABC Network as Good Morning America broadcast producer and then took a plum director’s post at Entertainment Tonight. She stayed for years, also originating and writing a New York Daily News column syndicated by the New York Times. After ET, she formed her own company, serving as Senior Producer for ABC’s Lifetime Magazine, Producer for Hearst Entertainment’s Family Edition, director for corporate and TV spots, and a writer/producer for Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, Grolier, and others.
When the internet was born, Sue was reborn.
Sue earned a Columbia University Master’s Degree in educational technology, rejoined ABC as executive producer for the net’s first website launch, and undertook a dizzying ‘new media’ freelance journey. Her clients included "halftheplanet" web portal, Oxygen TV, and half a dozen websites.
The ultimate ‘white glove’ management consulting firm came calling just as the internet boom busted. Recruited to McKinsey & Company, Sue helped relaunch the flagship website, acquiring her ‘on the job MBA’ while writing and producing for the firm over the subsequent decade. Afterwards, she freelanced for McKinsey, covered business for The New York Post and tested a part-time gig at a Big Four consulting firm. That KPMG job morphed into a promising communications role.
Today, she remains KPMG’s in-house journalist, senior writer and occasional video producer (and recent Telly award-winner) while serving as the quintessential freelance storyteller on the side.
First loves are the most powerful.