In a rehearsal room in the CBS Broadcast Center, Susan Zirinsky is a firecracker, with a personality and presence almost too large for her small frame. Choosing not to sit in the directors chair offered to her, she opts for the folding table and remarks that she hopes it doesn't collapse. In the first few minutes she is in the room, you are aware of an energy that was not there before.
Susan Zirisnky chose to open her session with the CBS News interns by having the room of interns, myself included, stand up.
"Repeat after me," she said.
Susan: I will get.
Interns: I will get.
Susan: A pretty good job.
Interns: A pretty good job.
Susan: When I get the hell out of college.
Interns: When I get the hell out of college.
Susan Zirinsky knows this to be true, having spent almost her entire career at CBS News in some capacity after graduating from American University. Around CBS and in the industry, she is affectionately known as 'Z'.