Lancaster, CA, United States
Former CBS News Videotape editor, Susan M. Ottalini has covered a wide variety of foreign and domestic stories for CBS since November of 1980. Her assignments have included covering Presidents Clinton, Bush and Reagan, Pope John Paul, the Kuwait War, and many other nationally and internationally important stories.
Since her retirement from CBS in 2010, Ms. Ottalini has been working in Los Angeles as a freelance videographer, producer, still photographer for a myriad of charity projects, real estate videos, Aerial Film Effects projects and Entertainment Kickstarter campaigns. She has been published in various local newspapers and online media websites, both as a photographer and as a writer/producer. Companies she has worked for include SEELA (Sustainable Economic Enterprises LA) and Mar Vista Family Center. Her photograph of the Gothab Ice Flow has been used for many years to both prove and disprove global warming.
Ms. Ottalini was originally hired by CBS News as a videotape editor for "Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt," in New York City. While working there, the program was awarded both the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and a DuPont-Columbia Award for excellence in Journalism. She has also been nominated 4 times for Emmys for editing from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The first nomination was for editing segments in the Bill Moyers report, "Central America in Revolt."
Born in Santa Monica, California, Ms. Ottalini is married. She was raised in Quartz Hill, California and attended Pepperdine, University in Los Angeles prior to transferring to Oregon State University in 1973. She has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.
- Breaking news
- Video editing