Lin Sue Cooney

cooneyFor more than 30 years, Arizona viewers have watched Lin Sue Cooney read the day’s headlines alongside co-anchor Mark Curtis on 12 News at 5, Arizona Nightly News at 6, and 12 News at 10 pm.

But this summer, there was a shake-up on the news desk! Lin Sue retired from television news to join the executive team Hospice of the Valley. The not-for-profit agency is Arizona’s premier provider of hospice and palliative care.  Lin Sue is Director of Community Engagement, overseeing volunteers, fund development, business development, communications and creative services.

As a journalist, Lin Sue has been honored as the Valley’s “Best Anchor” by the Phoenix chapter of American Women in Radio and Television. She also has won numerous awards for her news reporting and community service efforts including nine Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards. She was the face of “Buddy Check 12,” a major breast health awareness program, and also served as the principal storyteller on “Hero Central,” a news series focusing on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Through her “encore career” in the corporate world, she hopes to connect the community with the many innovative programs offered by Hospice of the Valley.  It’s much more than just “end-of-life care.”  Hospice of the Valley provides resources and supportive care for chronic illnesses such as dementia. It is Lin Sue’s sincere hope that every Arizona family knows where to come for comfort, dignity and quality care… as loved ones face the challenges of aging and living gracefully to the end.

Lin Sue graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from Willamette University in Oregon. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

She enjoys helping numerous community causes and charities… and loves being able to spend more time these days, with her husband, four children, and very spoiled standard poodle.

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