NPR's Hu heads to new Seoul bureau

NPR will soon open a brand new bureau in Seoul, South Korea, and Elise Hu is already fated to join as Asia correspondent. Currently based in D.C. as NPR's tech and culture reporter, Hu will focus on covering South Korea and Japan when she moves across the ocean in early 2015. And by the way, Hu's taking her husband Wall Street Journal's Matt Stiles and her geriatric dog with her.

"Whoa, right?" Hu blogs about her move in the aptly titled entry I've Got Seoul But I'm Not a Soldier. "We’re planting the NPR flag on an action-packed peninsula! Can you imagine the culture stories? This is the place where they just hosted a competition to see who could zone out the longest. C’mon, that is gold!"

On Twitter,  ProPublica's Amanda Zamora reacts, "My pal @elisewho just keeps on trail blazin' - opening @NPR's South Korea bureau. Congrats, Elise!"

Also joining the onslaught of tweets, NPR's Edith Chapin reflects, "Congrats to @elisewho on new job in Seoul for NPR. Lots of tech, geo-politics, business and slice of life stories in her future."

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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