Susan Sherring is a long time journalist and a day-oner at the Ottawa Sun.
She graduated from Carleton University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Journalism and a combined honours degree in Canadian history.
Her journalism career began with the Ottawa Herald, founded by CFRA’s Lowell Green), before the Sun bought the paper.
Over the course of her career, Sue has covered everything from provincial politics to the federal public service, courts and was the first female Page Six in the Sun chain. But she’s perhaps best known for her writings from Ottawa City Hall, where she’s kept on eye on the bottom line as the Ottawa Sun’s first city hall columnist – watching how councillors spend our money. She’s never afraid to call out some of the foolishness at city hall .
Her knowledge of the city has seen her as an analyst on CBC Radio and TV and CFRA. She is now heard regularly on W1310’s Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe.
An unabashedly proud Nepeanite, Sue can offer a perspective on the city from the suburbs, differentiating herself from a downtown centric local media.
In 2014, Sherring, armed with a love for her community and an intimate knowledge of city hall, ran for councillor in Gloucester-South Nepean. While her efforts failed, the time spent on the campaign trail taught her first-hand about the election process.
Sue has left Postmedia, but she’s just not quite ready to leave journalism!
While she loves being a journalist, far more importantly, she’s most proud of her two sons, Pete and Jamie, who continue to put up with their, sometimes neurotic, mom.