In Memoriam: Suzanne Corley

Published on: April 27th, 2021

906 Suzanne Corley [Photo by Bill Sasser]

Suzanne Corley [Photo by Bill Sasser]
Suzanne Corley [Photo by Bill Sasser]

It is with great sadness that we share the news that longtime WWOZ show host Suzanne Corley has passed, at 52. She had been part of the WWOZ family since 2002, and over the last decade was the host of the World Journey and Tudo Bem shows on Saturdays, and for many years was the host, for half the year, of the Thursday afternoon Jazz from the French Market show. She was also a regular host of WWOZ's annual live broadcast from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

She was an athlete, a Rhodes Scholar, a writer and novelist, and a teacher who spoke and taught many languages. She had lived with metastatic breast cancer since July of 2014; her last live show from WWOZ's studios was last December, but for the past few months she worked with station staff to select and rebroadcast some of her best programs. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy brightened our airwaves, and she will be greatly missed.

Our best wishes and love go out to her family and friends.

Below, a few photos of her at WWOZ.

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