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For almost 20 years, Stephanie Sy has worked as a foreign and domestic journalist for national, international, and local news organizations. Sy is a PBS NewsHour correspondent and serves as anchor of PBS NewsHour West.

Sy worked as an anchor and a correspondent for CNN International, ABC News, Al Jazeera America, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and CBS News during her career. She worked as an anchor for Yahoo News during the 2018 Midterm Elections and covered Donald Trump’s victory celebration on Election Day 2016 before joining NewsHour West. 

For her breaking news coverage of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake for ABC News, she was honored with an Overseas Press Club Award. She was also awarded a Business Emmy that year for her work on the “Global Food Crisis” ABC World News broadcast.

Sy double majored in environmental studies and international relations for her BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Sy began her career in local news working for television stations in Florence, South Carolina, and also Norfolk, Virginia. In 2003, she was sent to cover the invasion of Iraq as the military correspondent for WTKR in Norfolk. She received an Associated Press award for her coverage of the conflict while working for the former New York Times Broadcast Group. Later, she made many trips back to Baghdad while working as a correspondent for ABC stations. She also received the “Mentor of the Year” award from the Asian American Journalists Association in 2015.

In addition to hosting Ethics Matter, a public affairs program from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Sy is on the advisory board of Report for America. 

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