Susan Bahorich is a Minnesota native, she grew up in Hastings, Minnesota and graduated from Hastings High School. Her passion for news started at a young age. While in high school, she reported and anchored for the school's Friday news segment. Susan attended St. Cloud State University, majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in political science. She joined SCSU's news station, UTVS News, in the beginning of her college career. While working for UTVS News, Susan did everything from reporting, producing, and anchoring. Susan made the most of her experience at UTVS by becoming the News Director of the station her senior year, overseeing three live newscasts daily.