Jennifer Hsu

Jennifer Hsu is a video producer for WNYC, where she shoots and directs stories about news and culture. She is the creator of the Know Your Neighbor video series, which won a 2014 New York Press Club Award. 

She's covered renovations at the United Nations, an elite unit of the NYPD, and a summer camp for smartphone detox. In 2010, she was chosen as a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. Her work on the series "On the Brink," about falling out of the middle class into poverty, won a 2012 Front Page Award. Before coming to WNYC, she was a senior multimedia editor at Rolling Stone. 

 She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @jennhsu

Jennifer Hsu appears in the following:

What Middle-Schoolers Think of Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The pope loves pets. Kids love pets. And we all love to love. That's a recipe for some happy middle-schoolers as Pope Francis comes to town.


Three-Wheeling and Nasty Breakups: 15 Young Adults Learning About Romance

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The twists, turns and learning curves of young love. 


I Would Have Carried Her to the Moon

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Relationship Rookies: First Loves. Teenagers just trying to figure it out. 

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Watch: 'Girls Soccer Is Way Better Than Boys Soccer'

Friday, July 10, 2015

Youthful wisdom about the "beautiful game" from girl soccer players celebrating the U.S. women team's World Cup win at the ticker-tape parade in New York City.

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Photos: Ticker Tape Flies at Parade for US Soccer Champs

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lower Manhattan will swirl with confetti as thousands attend a parade celebrating the win by U.S. women's soccer team at the Women's World Cup.

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Being 12: 'People Think I'm Supposed to Talk Ghetto, Whatever That Is.'

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Hear some straight talk from New York City middle-schoolers about race and what it's like to grow up today.  
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Maybe the Only Poem About the Long Island Rail Road (and More From Tiny Poets)

Monday, April 27, 2015

They might not be able to spell, but these first graders from Ms. Marisa's class at PS 859 in Manhattan are fast becoming wee Wordsworths.    
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These Kid Entrepreneurs Will Dig Out Your Snow-Covered Car for $5

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

For Nicolo Del Negro and Emmet Gregory, two middle-schoolers in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, a snow day means a lot of work. 

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Even If You Think, 'Cat Cafe? Whatever, I'm Over It,' Think Again Because It's Amazing

Monday, December 15, 2014

New York City's first permanent cat cafe opened today at the edge of Chinatown, so of course we were scratching at the door to get in! 

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Gus of Corona, Queens

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life is an adventure when you're only six inches tall. Meet Gus, the bodega cat king of Corona.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Tiger and Nushi of Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the latest installment of BCITOW, we meet Nushi, a Sunset Park, Brooklyn, connoisseur of Halal food, and Tiger, the polyglot of Fourth Avenue.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Oliver of the Upper West Side

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In this episode, Oliver talks about the luxuries of bodega life, and how one Upper West Side lady saved him from the streets of Yonkers.

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Apple or...Apple? A Quiz

Monday, September 08, 2014

Waiting in line at the Apple store and waiting in line for an apple actually look exactly the same.

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Carmel of Ridgewood, Queens

Monday, September 01, 2014

At a mere 8 weeks, Carmel is a fixture of this Polish deli, where dodging kielbasa and pouncing on pickles is all in a day's work. 


Shadow of Jail Violence Darkens Bus Ride to Rikers

Friday, August 29, 2014

As problems at Rikers Island reach a tipping point, and the need for reform becomes urgent, mothers, aunts, fiancées and others travel there regularly to check up on loved ones.  

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WATCH: Neil Gaiman Confronts the Real World

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There are few things more mundane than people at their desks doing stuff, eating snacks. But to Neil Gaiman, even the humble workplace is glorious fodder for the writer's imagination. 

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Bodega Cats In Their Own Words: Sheeba and Victoria of Park Slope, Brooklyn

Friday, August 08, 2014

Sheeba's days as the "queen of Park Slope" are nothing but smooth sailing. Blocks away, Victoria waits for her boss to open the gate so she can start her day.

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Watch: How to Curse Like a World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We talk to World Cup obsessives from Japan, Cameroon, Brazil, Mexico, Croatia and Greece about how they cheer (and drink, and curse) their team. 



Tackling the High School Dropout Crisis, One Smoke Break at a Time

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Cigarettes. Long showers. Deli runs. Teens can come up with a lot of reasons why they can't make it to class. At this Brooklyn high school, the staff is on the move, making sure the students stay—and graduate.

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Video Extra: Tracking Kilowatts in the Home of the Future

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Inside these typical suburban walls is a glimpse into the future. 700 homes in the Muëller community in Austin are blazing a trail for how we all might consume energy someday soon.
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