Facts of Kristie Lu Stout Biography
|Occupation||Journalist, News anchor|
|Education||Lynbrook High School Stanford University,|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Kristie Lu Stout is an award-winning television journalist and news anchor for CNN International, well known for hosting the daily news show "News Stream," highlights news related to technology and the monthly news discussion program "On China."
Kristie Lu Stout was born on December 7, 1974, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Being the daughter of a European American father and a Han Chinese mother, she was raised in a partly Chinese, speaking household. Her mother was born in Taiwan to parents from Guizhou. She spent most of her time growing up in Silicon Valley.
Education & Early Career
She attended Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, where she was a founding member of the Lynbrook Speech and Debate Club, and worked as a model in her teens. She read journalism as an undergraduate at Stanford University. During her time at Stanford University, she decided to become a journalist. As an undergraduate,
she worked for The Stanford Daily newspaper and KZSU [Stanford University's FM radio station], and she was also freelancing for 10 cents a word.
Her first real job was with Wired magazine. It was 1996, and she was an editorial intern when the first ad banner went online. In 1997, after she graduated with a master's degree in communications from Stanford, she surprised many people when she said she wanted to go to China. The only person who encouraged her to go East was her professor, William Woo, who was the first Asian-American editor of a major daily newspaper.
She was in China in the early 1990s, and she was studying advanced Putonghua at Beijing's Tsinghua University and was also freelancing for the South China Morning Post, doing a tech column she had pitched called Beijing Byte. She was also working at internet site Sohu.com.
In 2000, she gave a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club about the internet in China. A senior producer from CNN was in the audience and invited her to be a guest, and later asked if she would consider a career in television.
She started working for CNN in 2001 as a host of the Daily show "World Report." She is currently hosting the daily news show News Stream, which indicates news related to technology, and the monthly news discussion program, On China.
For CNN Digital and TV, she has conducted some in-depth discussions with some of the world's most innovative intellectuals including Vogue editor Anna Wintour, portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk.
She was granted Best Current Affairs Presenter and Best News Presenter at the Asian Television Awards. In the Philippines, she also recognized by the Royal Television Society for her work as part of an award-winning team that covered 'Super Typhoon Haiyan.'
She was based in China for almost two decades and keeps a remarkable focus on how developments in China are dramatically changing the world for all of us. In 2004, she anchored CNN's groundbreaking 'Eye on China' series to CNN's 'Countdown Beijing' ahead of the 2008 Olympics; Lu Stout has continued committed to reporting on the country. She was also instrumental in launching 'On China,' CNN's first-ever regular series focused on the country, a first by any international TV news network.
On News Stream, Lu Stout likes deep into world affairs with expert analysis and commentary. She also recognizes and reports on emerging tech trends, bringing what's next into focus for her global audience.
She is a very social-media curious and active on Twitter, Facebook, and Google and Instagram. She uses them to find out what people are talking about and to interact with her viewers. Stories are breaking on social media and people from Barack Obama to Lance Armstrong use it, so you have to be plugged in, or else you are out of the equation as a journalist.
With over 300,000 fans and supporters on social media, Lu Stout believes in continually joining with her viewers and makes social media an fundamental part of her reporting. She also assumes in providing to the debate with viewers off-camera with regular speaking and moderating presentations around the world and is well known for her style in stimulating frank and lively question-and-answer sessions.
She is a happily married woman. Her husband's name is Seung Chong, Malaysian Chinese attorney. The couple welcomed their first child a daughter named, Arabella who was born on 2009. Her daughter is nonplussed about her being on television. "Oh! Mummy's on TV," she will say, and then it's back to her coloring books.
Kristie and her husband are devoted to their families, so travel plans revolve around a family in America and Malaysia. She has been in Hong Kong for 12 years and proud to be a permanent resident.
Kristie loves the sense of civic pride and the people power that's shown time and time again when people stand up for what they consider sacred. And she loves how efficiency has been built into the infrastructure so you can get a lot done. She loves studying Putonghua. She keeps it up once a week with a tutor and read Chinese websites. Kristie hit the gym as often as she can and play golf occasionally.
The 5' 10" star is one of the well established CNN News anchors. Since joining CNN, she was awarded Best Current Affairs Presenter and Best News Presenter at the Asian Television Awards, while her program 'News Stream' has been granted Best News Program.
She also recognized by the Royal Television Society for her work covering Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Kristie Lu Stout net worth is assumed to be in thousands of dollars. She has dual nationality, American, Chinese and belongs to white ethnicity.