Sue Carter is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty in 1991 after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut, and Ontario, Canada. Before coming to MSU, she taught journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Carter served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Executive Assistant to Michigan State Presidents Peter McPherson and Lou Anna Simon as well as Press Secretary to Michigan Governor James Blanchard.
Her BA in Humanities is from Michigan State University, and she earned a JD and MA (History) from Wayne State University. Ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, she is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary (MDiv) with a DMin from Seabury- Western Theological Seminary.
Her awards include three Emmys and the UPI Sports Broadcaster of the Year for reporting on the Detroit Free Press International Marathon while running it. Carter is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
In 2001, she organized and led the first all-women ski expedition to the reach the North Pole as a team.