Karl Suchman parlayed his love of sports into a journalism career that spans five decades. He considers himself to be one of the luckiest men alive. At every level, he had successful professional mentors who passed on their knowledge, experience, and most importantly, their passion.
Suchman has worked local television stations, radio, network sports, network news, and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
His first brush with major news came at the tender age of 20, reporting on reaction to Richard Nixon resigning the presidency. In addition, he’s played a major role in how networks cover NFL training camps, helped with coverage of many NFL television innovations, and was the lead federal spokesman with the Columbia Shuttle disaster. He also produced the first ESPN Outdoors program as well as countless national youth sports programs. He’s won numerous awards, including a national Emmy.
Suchman lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife of over 30 years, Julie Bourk-Suchman, and has a 25-year-old son, Zach, who lives in Kansas City.
When not pontificating on journalism, Suchman can be found watching his beloved St. Louis Cardinals or University of Missouri Tigers.