Featured journalist: Elise Hu of NPR

Today we have the honor of highlighting Elise Hu, technology and culture reporter with NPR . Hu first joined the public media company in 2011 when she was tasked with leading the digital launch of NPR's StateImpact network. She came to NPR from The Texas Tribune, where as a founding reporter Hu oversaw TV partnerships and multimedia projects, contributed to The New York Times' Texas coverage, and pushed for editorial innovation across platforms. Hu has already garnered several awards for her efforts, as well, including the National Edward R. Murrow Award and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. When asked how she got her start in news, Hu replied, "Because I'm a junkie for new experiences." Fun fact: she got kicked off her high school paper. "My transgression was going 'off campus' during summer newspaper camp," Hu explains. Check out Hu's Muck Rack portfolio here for samplings of her excellent work.

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