Susan Hutchison is a former television news anchor and political candidate in Seattle, Washington. She is the Executive Director of the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences. She has led the $100 million foundation from its inception in 2003. Hutchison's twenty-five-year career as a journalist began at KITV news in Honolulu and continued at KIRO-TV news in Seattle, where she received five regional Emmy Awards. In 2013, she was elected as chair of the Washington State Republican Party.