I’m an international correspondent and Seoul bureau chief for NPR, an American broadcast and digital network that reaches 1,000 affiliate stations across the United States. My coverage area includes both Koreas, Japan and I chase stories across the Asian region. Sometimes I go back home to the states to fill-in host on our programs.
I joined NPR in 2011 after helping launch the digital news startup, The Texas Tribune, where I oversaw video, the flagship podcast and reported for our partners at The New York Times. Previously, I worked as a television reporter in Texas, South Carolina and Missouri.
An honors graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Journalism, my work has earned a duPont-Columbia award, a Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, a National Edward R. Murrow award for best online video and The Austin Chronicle once dubiously named me the “Best TV Reporter Who Can Write.”
In addition to my day job, I’m also a panelist on the Korean TV network Arirang’s talk show, Foreign Correspondents, sit on the board of Grist magazine and am a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.