Sue Calberg is a multimedia journalist at KENS 5 in San Antonio, Texas.
In her 22nd year at KENS 5, and 44th as a dogged San Antonio journalist, Sue Calberg says she is honored to be writing the everyday history of her hometown.
Calberg’s storytelling roots are as deep as local television. Her Uncle Rex Stanley was the first film cameraman hired when the local newspaper branched out into the newfangled world of broadcasting in 1950 and launched KENS 5.
“Uncle Rex was still on the job when I came along, so it has been a real privilege to carry a family legacy forward,” Calberg said.
More often than not, Sue goes beyond the headlines of the day to examine the impact of events on the people she calls her neighbors.
“Since I was born and raised here, I feel comfortable everywhere. It’s easy to talk to people I meet like we’re old friends, because we just might be,” Sue said of her connections to people in all segments of the local area.
“In addition to my time in the city of San Antonio, my dad was a Wilson County rancher, so when news breaks in surrounding counties, I am always ready to hit the road,” Sue said of her long-standing fondness for all things country.
Sue reported live from Sutherland Springs in 2017 when the wounded were still being treated at First Baptist Church. 26 people died and 22 were injured when a gunman opened fire on Sunday worshippers. Sue was also involved in covering the massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde and the death of 53 migrants in a big rig just weeks later in 2022.
As a photographer, producer, assignment desk manager and now a reporter, Sue uses the capital in her bank of experience to seek out stories that matter. Sue says she enjoys giving ordinary folks a chance to be heard.
Sue has raised two kids here, volunteered with many community-building projects and is a passionate advocate for Salado Creek, Bexar County’s last, best wild waterway, which flows through her backyard.
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