Jennifer Hsu

Video Producer

Jennifer Hsu produces videos about news and culture for WNYC. She is the creator of the Know Your Neighbor video series, which won a 2014 New York Press Club Award. 

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

Jennifer Hsu appears in the following:

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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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

Friday, August 08, 2014

Bodega cats are urban fixtures, silent kings of the concrete jungle. Now they  have found their voice.

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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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Who Sleeps in Your Bed?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

"Worst thing about a family bed is, we don't have any more privacy," Maria Theresa Orozco.

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This Is What 7-Year-Olds Dream About

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Giraffes. Jail. Coffee. Kids dream about the darndest things.

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One Indian Man Eats and Tells

Monday, April 07, 2014

As a South Asian growing up in Texas, Arun Venugopal never thought twice about eating with his hands while at home but in public in front of his friends and strangers alike, it was a different story. Arun hits Wall Street to see if this taboo of his childhood is still relevant in NYC today.

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Tech Journos and the Lingo They Love to Hate

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Four of the best-known tech journalists define the latest, most ridiculous lingo being tossed around at the SXSW Interactive conference. Then we asked them to talk to us in that very jargon.

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Stop! Recharge Yourself with this One Minute Digital Detox

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Feeling taxed by 2014 already? Promised yourself you'd stop being a slave to your phone? Take one short minute for this fun video guide to a digital detox. 

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'Her' Makes Sex with Software OK, and I'm OK With That

Friday, January 10, 2014

Spike Jonzes' new movie forces us to ask how "real" love is when it's with artificial intelligence. And that's a very good thing to start thinking about. 

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Can Workers Live in New York City on $7.25 an Hour?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Hundreds of fast-food workers all over New York City and in cities across the country say no.


Laurie Anderson Tells Us Her Favorite Lou Reed Song

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's not from The Velvet Underground.


VIDEO: Smartphones at Summer Camp

Sunday, August 18, 2013

At one camp in rural Pennsylvania, teens are allowed to bring their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices into the wilderness. 

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'I Love My Hood': One Artist's Attempt to Reclaim The Heights

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"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."

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Riding the Waves in a Damaged City: A Surfer's Return to Rockaway Beach

Monday, May 20, 2013

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.

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Watch: Leonard Lopate Learns How to Cook a Steak

Friday, April 12, 2013

Porter House New York's Chef Michael Lomonaco invites Leonard Lopate to his kitchen for some pro tips in cooking the perfect steak.

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Hurricane Sandy Videos

Friday, January 18, 2013

An archive of WNYC's video reports about life after Sandy.