Susan Sharon

Deputy News Director

Deputy News Director Susan Sharon is an experienced newsroom leader and reporter who has worked in both radio and television.  She's covered a wide range of subjects including politics, environmental policy, the opioid crisis and criminal justice as well as human interest stories.  Her work has been nationally recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Society of Environmental Journalists for breaking news, enterprise and beat reporting.

Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism. She's received additional training in management, newsroom leadership and editing from Central Maine Community College, Poynter and NPR..

Got a story idea? E-mail Susan: ssharon@mainepublic.org. You can also follow her on twitter @susansharon1

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Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Maine's Chief Justice Leigh Saufley joined civil rights and children's advocates, lawmakers and members of Gov. Janet Mills' cabinet for the first meeting of a newly-created task force to examine Maine's juvenile justice system. 

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

For the first time in 50 years, there is regular bus service between Farmington and Lewiston.

Maine’s federally recognized Indian tribes are seeking to restore their ability to prosecute non-Indians in domestic violence and certain other crimes committed on tribal land.

David Sharp / AP Photo

The Sagadahoc County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute 25 protesters arrested for blocking the road outside Bath Iron Works last month.

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A federal judge in Maine has ordered the Aroostook County Jail to provide a Madawaska woman her prescribed medication for substance use disorder while she serves a 40-day sentence.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

The heated debate over use of Native American names, symbols and images moved from the Skowhegan School Board to the Maine State House Monday, where lawmakers are now considering a bill to ban the use of Native American mascots in public schools.

Russ Dillingham / AP via Anchorage Daily News

An Auburn man charged in connection with one of Alaska's most famous unsolved murder cases will continue to be held without bail while he waits extradition to that state.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

A crowd of several hundred turned out for a vigil against hate in Lewiston's Kennedy Park on Sunday.  Speakers included Gov. Janet Mills, the mayors of Lewiston and Portland, Muslim city councilors and faith leaders from the Muslim and Jewish communities.

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Lewiston Mayor Shane Bouchard resigned Friday morning, capping a tumultuous week in which a woman with whom he allegedly had an affair publicly shared a series of racist and racy texts. She also accused Bouchard of sharing internal emails that she provided to him while working on the 2017 campaign of his Democratic rival.

This time of year, there's an evening spectacle taking place in treetops in cities, towns and around the countryside. Hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of crows are congregating in winter roosts.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

The Auburn man charged in an unsolved crime described as one of Alaska’s most notorious is contesting his extradition to that state to face charges of sexual assault and murder.

Associated Press

The arrest of a Maine man in connection with a 26-year-old sexual assault and murder case in Alaska is once again highlighting the emerging use of genetic genealogy by police to solve crimes. The technology was used to link DNA from the crime scene at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to 44-year-old Steven Downs, a registered nurse living in Auburn.

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Members of Maine's congressional delegation are strongly objecting to reports that President Trump will declare a national emergency to fund construction of additional miles of a border wall.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Health, environmental, and women's rights advocates are urging Senators Angus King and Susan Collins to vote against several of President Trump's federal judicial nominees.

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