|March 24, 1954 (age 69)
|B.A., University of Florida
Susan Hutchison is a former TV news journalist and was the 2018 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Washington state, losing to incumbent Maria Cantwell.
Hutchison was born March 24, 1954 at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, the daughter of a U.S. Air Force pilot. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1975. After graduation, she began working for a subsidiary of ABC. In 1978, she was hired as the weekend sports anchor and producer for KITV news in Honolulu, Hawaii, later becoming the weekend news anchor and then the weekday evening news anchor and producer. In 1981, she became a TV news anchor for the CBS affiliate in Seattle, where she spent more than 20 years as the evening anchor and earned five regional Emmy Awards.
Hutchison served as chair of the Washington State Republican Party from 2013 to 2017. She served on the the board of the Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington D.C., on the A+ Commission on Education, and on the King County Independent Task Force on Elections. She has volunteered on a number of boards, including the Seattle Colleges Advisory Council, Salvation Army NW, Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Young Life International, Seattle Symphony, and Seattle Art Museum and Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.