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Stephanie Kuo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EDUCATION


ACTIVITIES & HONORS
REFERENCES
VAYNERMEDIA, CHEESERANK.COM | NEW YORK, N.Y.
Freelance Writer, June 2014-present
Pitches, reports and writes lifestyle stories pertaining to all things cheese. Most
recent projects include a piece on integrating cheese into Asian cuisine, the origin of
the grilled cheese and the truth about cheese pricing.
WFUV PUBLIC RADIO (90.7) | BRONX, N.Y.
Producer & Editor, August 2013-July 2014
Managed and oversaw newsroom of a dozen reporters and interns, edited features,
cut & copies and super spots for afternoon newscasts; assigned stories to reporters
and produced daily rundown; produced coverage for the stations fundraising drives;
reported for special features. Reported and produced award-winning news series on
emergency food assistance and urban health in New York City for WFUVs Strike a
Chord Campaign.
GREENPOINT GAZETTE | BROOKLYN, N.Y.
Freelance Reporter, September 2012-December 2013
Reported and wrote about events and issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg,
Brooklyn. Covered the controversial opening of a local homeless shelter, the
disruptive presence of commercial trucking on residential byways, the lack of
shoreline storm infrastructure post-Sandy, and economic redevelopment in the area.
PEOPLE MAGAZINE | NEW YORK, N.Y.
Editorial Intern, Time Inc. Summer Internship Program, June-August 2013
Reported at events and red carpets and inter viewed celebrities like Hugh Jackman,
Liev Schreiber and Anna Kendrick; wrote short items on style and entertainment for
People.com, fact-checked and contributed to features, Scoop and Star Tracks for print;
transcribed inter views and conducted research for staff writers, communicated with
and cultivated professional relationships with entertainment agents and publicists.

UPTOWN RADIO, COLUMBIA RADIO NEWS | NEW YORK, N.Y.
Reporter & Producer, Januar y-May 2013
Reported and produced enterprise stories for a one-hour weekly magazine modeled
after NPRs All Things Considered. Covered the poverty beat in New York, and
produced stories on a culturally based homeless micro-shelter, Mennonites taking
over Sandy relief for low-income residents, and how ser vice changes to subway
lines affect neighborhood dynamics. Worked as senior and executive producers,
managing tape and copy flow to the studio.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE | NEW YORK, N.Y.
Freelance Copy Editor, April 2012-Januar y 2013
Copy edited online section pages, Daily Intel, Vulture and city guides for in-house
style, grammar and factual validity on an as-needed basis.
THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN | AUSTIN, TX
Copy Desk Intern, August-December 2011
Copy edited news stories for Associated Press style, grammar and factual validity;
wrote headlines and cutlines and used InCopy and InDesign on a regular basis.
TEXAS MONTHLY | AUSTIN, TX
Editorial Intern, Januar y-May 2011 | Digital Media Intern, August-December 2011
Fact-checked data for online dining and barbeque guides, contributed to the Trailer
Thursday: Eat My Words blog, transcribed inter views, conducted extensive research
for stories like the 2010 East Texas church burnings and wrote and conducted Q&A
sessions with writers like Skip Hollandsworth and Pamela Colloff, which were
published on TexasMonthly.com.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
Master of Science, August 2012-May 2013
Took courses in advanced radio reporting and
production, news reporting, long-form feature
writing on subcultures, foreign culture and
global consumerism. Graduated with Honors for
Advanced Radio.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION
Bachelor of Journalism, Copy editing & Design,
August 2008-December 2011
Graduated Highest Honors, Distinguished Honors
Scholar, College of Communication Deans List
NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOARD
OF BROADCASTERS AWARD
Special Mention, Best News Series for WFUVs
Strike a Chord Campaign on food banks and soup
kitchens, June 2014
PUBLIC RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS INC. AWARD
Second Place, Best News Series for WFUVs
Strike a Chord Campaign on food banks and soup
kitchens, June 2014

SKILLS
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, proficient in French;
Associated Press style, Audio post-production
(Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro) Social media (Twitter,
Tumblr, Wordpress, Facebook, Pinterest),
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Lightroom.
GEORGE BODARKY
News Director, WFUV Public Radio
President, Public Radio News Directors Inc.
gbodarky@wfuv.org
(718) 817-5561
JOHN DINGES
Radio Department Head, Columbia University
JCD35@columbia.edu
(202) 222-8476
JEFF MANN
Managing editor, Greenpoint Gazette
Publisher@greenpointgazette.com
(718) 389-6067
STEPHANIESKUO.SSK@GMAIL.COM
(214) 395-6099
SOUNDCLOUD.COM/STEPHANIESKUO
@STEPHANIESKUO