Mindlessly scrolling social media when I see Susan Bahorich passed away. I say words for a living but can’t think of the right string of platitudes to describe such a wonderful woman. Anyone who knew her was truly blessed and better for it.
Through it all, you always kept your smile and your love of life. Heartbroken to learn of the passing of my friend
@SusanBahorich, whose energy and positivity was unrivaled, whether at work, play or even battling cancer. Hope you’re somewhere watching a chubby cat swim.
There aren’t enough characters on Twitter to describe how fabulous this woman is. Sadly, heaven sent for her this morning. I’m proud to call her friend and so happy I could see her a couple weeks ago. RIP,
Susan Bahorich, a reporter and host for WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) who publicized her battle with ovarian cancer last year, is leaving Roanoke for work in Richmond .
Bahorich became a weekday reporter and backup host for NBC affiliate WWBT-TV. She posted on her WDBJ Facebook account: “After more than 10 years in Roanoke, I accepted a position at NBC12 in Richmond. …I love my DBJ family, but I Excited to join this amazing team and start a new chapter!”
Bahorich has been with WDBJ since 2004. She is a reporter for the network’s news program and hosts the morning news on weekends. According to The Nielsen Company, WDBJ dominated weekend morning viewing in the form of “Mornin.”
In 2013, Bahoric told a WDBJ audience on a weekday news broadcast that she was being treated for ovarian cancer. She described chemotherapy, discussed hair loss, and even told viewers that if the treatment resulted in premature menopause, she would retrieve some eggs and freeze them.
On the lighter side, Bahorich also caused a stir on the Internet with a laugh about an 18-pound cat who started swimming to lose weight. Clips of their giggle appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s 360.
“I’m a self-deprecating person,” Bahoric said at the time.