Elise Hu is journalist. She is currently working as a reporter for NPR. Hu began journalism as an intern at WFAA-TV in Dallas between high school and college. She was a founding journalist at the Texas Tribune and a reporter for KVUE-TV and WYFF-TV in Texas. She joined NPR as an international correspondent and Seoul bureau chief for NPR. In addition to reporting for NPR, Hu is also a guest co-anchor on Tech News Today on TWIT, an adjunct instructor for Georgetown University, and an adviser and blogger for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She hosts a video series on NPR called "Elise Tries." Hu was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her B.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Over the past few years, Korea and Koreans have experienced incredible political, social, and diplomatic shifts. It is hard keeping up with all these new developments as a Korea Watcher, so the task of reporting the daily news has been doubly challenging. We are replaying an episode that we broadcasted in May 2018 with then-NPR Seoul correspondent Elise Hu who was present to cover the attack on then-U.S. ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert, the collapse of the Park Geun-hye administration, the transition to President Moon Jae-in, the Winter Olympics, and other key events. In addition, Elise talks about the challenges that came with opening a news bureau in Korea and generally getting by in Seoul as an American. Our senior director Troy Stangarone led the interview. Elise Hu is a still with NPR and is based out of Culver City, CA. You can find the Youtube series "Elise Tries" here: https://youtu.be/MJDiQQpGPW0 You can also follow her on twitter @elisewho   
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history today. Or did they? NPR’s Elise Hu was there. She explains what happened and what didn’t. Plus, The New Yorker’s Robin Wright recounts United States summit history. She says there are two keys to a successful summit, and Singapore's meeting lacked both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Covering news on the Korean peninsula can be a hectic task. With all the rapidly evolving developments in economics, politics, and society, it's often hard for journalists who cover the peninsula to keep up with everything that they need to cover on a daily basis. NPR journalist Elise Hu talks about her experiences working as the first NPR chief in Seoul with KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone. She discusses her hectiv first day, how things have changed drastically in both North and South Korea over the last year or so, and what life is like as a foreign correspondent.   *Please note: The podcast was recorded before the announced cancellation of the Trump-Kim summit.
View 7 more appearances
Share Profile
Are you Elise? Verify and edit this page to your liking.

Share This Creator

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Creator Details

Episode Count
Podcast Count
Total Airtime
5 hours, 42 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 527606