Where is Investigative Journalist Susan Zalkind Today?

Where is Investigative Journalist Susan Zalkind Today

Where is Investigative Journalist Susan Zalkind Now? – The tragic triple killings that rocked Waltham are the subject of the new documentary on Hulu, “The Murders Before the Marathon.” On September 12, 2011, the bodies of three men—Erik Weissman, Brendan Mess, and Rafi Teken—were discovered. However, no one was ever formally accused of the murder by the authorities.

The documentary will include conversations with the victims’ friends and neighbors and focus on the police investigation into the incident. The impact of the Boston Marathon Bombings on the case will also be examined in the documentary.

The new documentary on Hulu will feature investigative journalist Susan Zalkind and delve deeply into the terrible triple homicides of Erik Weissman, Brendan Mess, and Rafi Teken. These horrifying killings continue to plague the residents of Waltham. Zalkind asserts that the Tsarnaev brothers, who carried out the Boston bombs, were also behind the massacre that took place on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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Who Is Susan Zalkind

Who Is Susan Zalkind?

Susan Clare Zalkind, daughter of prominent criminal defense lawyer Norman Zalkind and Emma Vesey, has apparently always shown a strong interest in the subject of investigative reporting. Thus, it was not surprising that she started working as a freelance journalist immediately after earning her degree in history and a minor in afro-american studies from Boston University in 2011. According to thecinemaholic, when the triple homicide was discovered in early September, the Massachusetts native was really working at New England Cable News (NECN) as an overnight production assistant.

In addition to the fact that this incident took place in Waltham, which is close to Susan’s hometown of Cambridge, it was also uncommon in terms of its violence, which made Susan really want to take a stab at reporting it. Her entire perspective, however, was turned upside down when the victims’ names were made public a few days later because her buddy Erik Weissman, along with Brendan Mess and Raphael Teken, was among them.

When I was 19 years old, “I’d met [Erik]” four years earlier, when I was 19, through some childhood friends,” she revealed. “We got high together, I occasionally bought weed from him, and we quickly became close.”

Susan said, “He had a gentle soul, a quick mind, and a kind heart… He believed in me, telling me I would be a writer long before I believed it myself.” Her last interaction with Erik was when she put him in touch with her father after he got into problems, as per the docuseries, after she gave up narcotics to concentrate on her work.

The accompanying anguish really caused the ambitious journalist to lose interest in crime and resign, but when Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, was connected to the case, she was compelled to get involved once more.

Thus, Susan quit her work and started looking for opportunities to write about these potentially connected crimes, eventually developing into the reporter she had previously envisioned. She has done everything, from publishing her writings in Boston Magazine and This American Life to working on radio reporting to eventually directing this three-part Hulu documentary.

She has also been able to spread her wings by reporting on other high-profile trials, including those of murderer Michael McCarthy, Owen Labrie, and sex offender Michelle Carter, whose lover turned into a suicide facilitator.

Where Is Susan Zalkind Now?

When asked about “The Murders Before the Marathon,” Susan recently responded, “For me, the whole point is the truth,” unintentionally conveying a portrait of her professional persona. “I wanted people to feel some of the feelings that I did… When the truth matters, accuracy matters. Even if it’s inconvenient or hard, or doesn’t jive with a narrative that we’ve previously accepted, or it makes us feel a little safer… And I hope [viewers] see that, and I hope they realize how important this homicide was to the story of the bombing, and also the story of how we as a society deal with inconvenient truth.”

According to what we know about Susan’s current situation, she is a proud independent journalist, writer, and producer who currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. She has also featured on prestigious platforms, including CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, NECN, and the BBC. In addition, she currently serves as an active New England correspondent for The Guardian, The Daily Beast, and Vice.

‘The Waltham Murders: An Unsolved Homicide, a National Tragedy, and a Search for the Truth’ is the highly respected author’s upcoming book, which will be published in 2023. To put it another way, it doesn’t appear that Susan has plans to slow down or even stop anytime soon – at least, not until the truth of what really happened on September 9, 2011, is revealed.

You can watch documentary “The Murders Before the Marathon” on Hulu.

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