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. She has also served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Executive Assistant to Presidents Peter McPherson and Lou Anna Simon. Carter is currently Michigan State’s Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA and the Big Ten.
Her broadcasting has been recognized in Michigan and nationally. In 1990 she was named UPI Sports Broadcaster of the Year for reporting on the Detroit Free Press International Marathon while running. As executive producer of "The Great Experiment," a documentary on the history of the first land-grant college in America, she won an Emmy. In April 2007 she was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Her documentary on children and malaria, "Malawi and Malaria: Fighting to Save the Children," received two Emmys. She earned another Emmy in 2016 for her role in the documentary “Spare Parts” about illegal human organ trafficking in Bangladesh.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Humanities, Professor Carter earned a Master’s degree and a Juris Doctor from Wayne State, a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. She is the associate rector of a congregation in Lansing, Michigan.
In 2001, Carter organized and led the first all-women team to ski to the North Pole.
Carter was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 2015.