Jennifer Hsu produces videos about news and culture for WNYC. She is the creator of the ongoing Know Your Neighbor video series of intimate portraits about living in New York City.
She was previously a video producer for Public Radio International and WNYC's The Takeaway, as well as a senior multimedia editor at Rolling Stone.
In addition to reporting from battleground states during the 2008 election, she's covered $2 billion renovations at the United Nations, dining at Occupy Wall Street, and an elite unit of the NYPD.
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.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @jennhsu
Hundreds of fast-food workers all over New York City and in cities across the country say no.
It's not from The Velvet Underground.
At the Longacre camp in rural Pennsylvania, teens are allowed to bring their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices into the wilderness. In this New Tech City video, see what happens when campers try to balance life in the outdoors with gadgets that won't stop beeping, buzzing and blinking.
"No one asked me if they could put a Citibank on my block, so I shouldn't have to ask you if I can paint a mural on your block."
VIDEO. Area beaches officially reopen to visitors this weekend for swimmers, the first time since Sandy ravaged the area. But for the city's surfers, the beaches never closed. Surfer Michael Miller was back at Rockaway Beach a mere five weeks after the storm.
Porter House New York's Chef Michael Lomonaco invites Leonard Lopate to his kitchen for some pro tips in cooking the perfect steak.
An archive of WNYC's video reports about life after Sandy.
Much of photographer Jae Donnelly's job involves waiting and staring. The 38-year-old Brit waits hours each day to get shots of celebrities in New York.
Hundreds of military veterans have flown in from across the country to volunteer their military expertise to those hardest hit by Sandy.
Niles Davies is the last living descendant of Arthur B. Davies, one of three artists who were largely responsible for conceiving and producing the notorious Armory Show of 1913 that introduced Cubism to America for the first time. Sara Fishko visits Niles Davies' farmhouse and gets a tour of his unique art collection scattered around his home.
Nelida and Angel Veledo have waited at a Hess station in Gowanus, Brooklyn, every morning since Sandy walloped the region. On some days, that can mean waiting in line more than four hours.
Many New York City parks reopened to the public this weekend, but for some, a long road of cleanup and restoration still lies ahead. In Brooklyn's Prospect Park, damage from Hurricane Sandy is massive — the worst sustained by the park in at least 25 years.
The Board of Education has cancelled classes at New York City public schools for the rest of the week, but some independent schools have decided to open its doors today for a full day of class. My daughter goes to one of them. After 3 days of cabin fever, she was excited to head back to school to see her friends -- and escape her parents. Here's a photo essay of her journey back to school.
Most high-school seniors attend their prom. Only a few defy tradition and go dateless. Watch a video of one of the brave ones -- Tiffanie Galan, of Borough Park, Brooklyn -- taking on her big day without a date.
Peter Riquelme, a former team leader in Dell’s re-manufacturing division, never imagined he'd be a 35-year-old intern earning $12 an hour and struggling to survive in New York City when he moved here three years ago.
Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk began an eight-night residency at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday night.
Meet Janice Hardy, a mother of two in suburban NJ, who loses her corporate job at AT&T and slips out of the middle class into poverty.
After 30 years working in nonprofits and for NYC's Department of Education, Yolanda Cotto, a mother of three, is now living in poverty, struggling to keep her home.
Meet a group of Staten Islanders whose idea of a good time is tackling classic literature together: Mark Twain, Chaucer, Confucius, the Koran, even Henry Rollins.
On any given day in New York City, someone could fall onto the subway tracks, a potential jumper could be spotted on a highrise or a wild animal could get loose on the streets. For jobs that require highly specialized skill, the NYPD calls in its elite Emergency Service Unit: a group of 366 officers who last year responded to more than 220,000 jobs.