Kristie Lu Stout
Anchor and correspondent
Kristie Lu Stout is an award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN International.
Kristie Lu Stout is an award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN based in Hong Kong and host of the daily, live CNN flagship program 'News Stream'.
For CNN Digital and TV, she has conducted a number of in-depth interviews with some of the world's most innovative thinkers including serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Lu Stout has been awarded Best Current Affairs Presenter and Best News Presenter at the Asian Television Awards, while her program 'News Stream' has been awarded Best News Program. She has also been recognized by the Royal Television Society for her work as part of an award-winning team that covered Super Typhoon Haiyan.
In addition to her anchoring duties, Lu Stout often goes into the field to report on major breaking news stories. Live in Beijing, she covered Donald Trump's first official visit to China as US President. Live from Seoul and Tokyo, she reported on North Korea's advancing weapons tests and growing tension over the nuclear standoff. Lu Stout was also instrumental in CNN's coverage of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong and the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Based in China for almost two decades, Lu Stout keeps a particular focus on how developments in China are dramatically changing the world for all of us. From anchoring CNN's groundbreaking 'Eye on China' series in 2004, to covering Donald Trump's 2017 visit to Beijing, Lu Stout has remained 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 digs deep into world affairs with expert analysis and commentary. She also identifies and reports on emerging tech trends -- bringing what's next into focus for her global audience.
With over half a million fans and followers on social media, Lu Stout believes in continually engaging with her viewers and makes social media an integral part of her reporting. She also believes in contributing to the debate with viewers off-camera with regular speaking and moderating appearances around the world, and is well known for her style in stimulating frank and lively question-and-answer sessions.
Kristie Lu Stout started her career in journalism in San Francisco at Wired magazine's online division. She has written on technology for various media publications including the South China Morning Post, where she founded and wrote the "Beijing Byte" column. Before her career in journalism, she was an early employee at Beijing-based Internet company Sohu.com and worked for Reuters' new media team in China.
Lu Stout is American of Chinese and European descent. She holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford University, and studied advanced Mandarin Chinese at Beijing's Tsinghua University.
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