Shen Lu is a Chinese-English bilingual journalist. Since joined CNN, she has written extensively on social and cultural issues in and about China. In addition, she has made substantial contributions to breaking news coverage, including the devastating explosion in Tianjin. In 2015, she won a national Society of Professional Journalists' (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Award for an investigative piece she wrote during her undergraduate studies about the institutional failure of the University of Iowa in integrating Chinese into campus life.