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Jennifer Hsu

Video Producer

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

Jennifer Hsu appears in the following:

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

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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.

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Laurie Anderson Tells Us Her Favorite Lou Reed Song

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's not from The Velvet Underground.

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VIDEO: Smartphones at Summer Camp

Sunday, August 18, 2013

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.  

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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.

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On the Katie and Suri Beat With a New York Paparazzo

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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.

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Watch | Digging Out in the Rockaways With the Help of Military Veterans

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hundreds of military veterans have flown in from across the country to volunteer their military expertise to those hardest hit by Sandy.

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VIDEO - Culture Shock 1913 - A Brief Tour of the Davies' Collection

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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.

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Sandy Dispatch: Undeterred by Long Lines, A Family Waits to Help Loved Ones Who Lost

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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.

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Watch | Hundreds of Trees Lost to Sandy in Prospect Park

Monday, November 05, 2012

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.

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Diary of a Brooklyn Preschooler's Return to School, Post-Sandy

Thursday, November 01, 2012

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.

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Tiffanie: Going It Alone to Prom

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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.

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VIDEO: On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Peter

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

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.

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Kraftwerk at MoMA: The Hardest Ticket in Town to Get

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk began an eight-night residency at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday night.

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