Suzanne Malveaux

by follers on November 9, 2017

Janine di Giovanni and Suzanne Malveaux – The International Women’s Media Foundation’s 27th Annual Courage in Journalism Awards Ceremony – Arrivals – Cipriani 42nd Street – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron /

Birth Name: Suzanne Maria Malveaux

Place of Birth: Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 4, 1966

Ethnicity: Louisiana Creole (African, French, Spanish), at least 1/1024 Algonquin First Nations

Suzanne Malveaux is an American news journalist. She works in television, on CNN.

Suzanne self-identifies as black.

She is the daughter of Myrna Maria (Ruiz) and Floyd Joseph Malveaux. Her parents are of Louisiana Creole descent. They both have African ancestry, along with French/French-Canadian, and some Spanish. She also has at least one Algonquin First Nations ancestor, her eight times great-grandmother Catherine Exipakinoa.

A picture of Suzanne’s father can be seen here. A picture of Suzanne with her mother can be seen here.

Among Suzanne’s siblings is Suzette M. Malveaux, a law professor. Suzanne’s father comes from a long line of free men of color, going back to at least the 1800s.

Suzanne has a daughter, who is adopted.

Suzanne’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Delton Malveaux (the son of Joseph Laurent “Lawrence” Malveaux and Héllène “Helen” Fauries). Suzanne’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of Jean Baptiste Laurent Malveaux and Amélie Chrétien.

Suzanne’s paternal grandmother was Inez Mary Lemelle (the daughter of Joseph B. Lemelle and Elena Donatto). Joseph was the son of Noah/Nora Lemelle and Virginia Sanders. Elena was the daughter of Mary.

Suzanne’s maternal grandparents were John Flores Masion Ruiz (the son of John F. Ruiz and Anostesia/Anastasia Lacoste) and Lucille David.

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andrew November 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm

which is the fraction of his remote Algonquin First Nations ancestry?

follers November 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Her eight times great-grandmother, Catherine Exipakinoa, was Algonquin.

Of course, Malveaux could have other Indigenous ancestors as well.

andrew November 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm

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