I’m the host of TED Talks Daily, the podcast from the non-profit behind TED conferences. Fresh episodes are downloaded a million times each day, in every country in the world. I’m also a host-at-large for the radio and digital network NPR, based in Los Angeles. In that role, I report stories and fill-in host on the network’s podcasts and radio shows.
Between 2015 and 2018, I was an international correspondent and NPR’s first Seoul bureau chief. My coverage area included both Koreas, Japan and I chased stories across the Asian region. I returned to the US in fall 2018 to explore the future through a video show, Future You with Elise Hu. (It rhymes!)
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.