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Seoul Bureau Chief and East Asia Correspondent — NPR
Covers:  culture, politics, state government, technology, innovation
Doesn't Cover: finance, gadget reviews

Seoul-based correspondent @NPRNews, covering Koreas and Japan. (アジア特派員) @npralltech, @TexasTribune & #Mizzou alum. Texan. Eater. Y2K specialist. ehu@npr.org.

Elise Hu's Biography

Elise Hu covers technology for NPR's online and on-air platforms. She joined the public media company in 2011 to lead the digital launch of NPR's StateImpact network. A Texas native, she was previously a founding reporter at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit online news startup devoted to government and politics. While at the Tribune, Elise oversaw television partnerships and multimedia projects; contributed to The New York Times' expanded ...

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National Edward R. Murrow Award

2010 - Best Use of Video
In recognition of what the Association terms "outstanding achievements in electronic journalism."

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism

2010 - Watchdog Journalism
The Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism recognizes groundbreaking journalists in their quest to help communities understand and address important issues through creativity and the use of digital tools.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My parents had a Brother brand typewriter when I was in elementary school. I thought it was pretty cool except I am a mess with whiteout.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because I'm a junkie for new experiences.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

wlrn.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

kalw.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

wabe.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

wvpublic.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

kcur.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

npr.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

wnyc.org — Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of jail after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was in jail might.

In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

wbur.org — Given the always-present tensions in this region, it's no surprise that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Seoul on Monday was all about security. "We are not seeking conflict, we are seeking a peaceful resolution of the differences that still exist after so many years on the peninsula," Kerry said.

In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

kalw.org — Given the always-present tensions in this region, it's no surprise U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Seoul on Monday was all about security. "We are not seeking conflict, we are seeking a peaceful resolution of the differences that still exist after so many years, on the peninsula," Kerry said.

In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

wlrn.org — Given the always-present tensions in this region, it's no surprise U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Seoul on Monday was all about security. "We are not seeking conflict, we are seeking a peaceful resolution of the differences that still exist after so many years, on the peninsula," Kerry said.
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May 23, 2015

Happy wedding day @chasedavis @toreyvanoot! "[Chase]'s in great spirits, he got a bunch of BBQ flown in from Lockhart." -groomsman @stiles

May 23, 2015

"For one thing, Clinton clearly listens to NPR." @Hadas_Gold on what Hillary's emails reveal about her media diet. politico.com/blogs/media/20…

May 23, 2015

RT @jmfoots: Hyeonseo Lee, escaped from N. Korea in the 90s, describes horrors of childhood, famine. @AAJAAsia #N3CON pic.twitter.com/BcjiozGz81

May 23, 2015

@ccni I will be sure to reach out before I go to Beijing next time. Hope you enjoyed #n3con!

May 23, 2015

So @dominos Korea wants me to enjoy this "all-star pack" w/"friends and lovers" but I'm just getting it for myself. pic.twitter.com/CljGm1zSNW

May 23, 2015

At #n3con, @ccni on what's at the top of a Chinese resume: name, gender, height/weight, marital status, glossy glamour shot.

May 23, 2015

Finally met @stiles' fave Asia reporter (and byline) of all time, @ccni! She's on #n3con panel w Asia bureau chiefs pic.twitter.com/iY7mWVxEAI

May 23, 2015

@AAJAAsia for those who want slides and links from my #n3con talk, the link is bit.ly/N3Elise (case sensitive)



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