Stephen Fee is a producer and on-air reporter for PBS NewsHour Weekend. Since joining the broadcast in January 2014, he's reported on the obesity crisis in Mexico, the safety risks of the US shale oil boom, and the debate over terminally ill people using experimental drugs, among other stories.
Previously Stephen worked as the United Nations correspondent and a New York-based reporter for global news agency Feature Story News, covering the diplomacy behind the Syria crisis, the UN's handling of cholera in Haiti, as well as superstorm Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings.
In addition to the weekend and weekday editions of PBS NewsHour, Stephen's reporting has appeared on France24, SABC South Africa, Radio New Zealand, CCTV America, and Channel NewsAsia. He started his journalism career as a broadcast desk assistant at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and previously lived and worked in Budapest, Hungary.
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and is a member of NLGJA.
Stephen's Most Recent Stories
- January 24, 2015
A growing number of jurisdictions are banning preliminary questions about job applicants’ criminal records. But advocates suggest a policy that goes a step further: to seal nonviolent, low-level criminal offenses that are more than ten years old, effectively blocking employers from learning about a potential employees criminal record after that time has passed. Continue reading →
- November 25, 2014
Hours after the grand jury’s decision in the Micahel Brown case was made public, fires erupted in Ferguson Missouri. Several buildings and a police car were fully engulfed in flames by 11 p.m. local time. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports there were more than 60 arrests, 10 businesses damaged and two people wounded by gunshots overnight. Continue reading →
- November 24, 2014
Sunday night, protesters marched peacefully through several neighborhoods across St. Louis, as the national guard and police stood on standby. The demonstrators were anticipating a decision from the grand jury in the shooting of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. But, on Sunday, no decision came. Continue reading →
- November 22, 2014
Native women in the U.S. face some of the highest levels of violence of any group. The Justice Department says acts of sexual assault against Native American women are most frequently committed by non-Indian men, who are generally immune to prosecution in tribal courts. Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act last year, which gave tribal courts jurisdiction over certain domestic violence crimes committed by non-Indians. But advocates say acts of sexual violence on Indian reservations are still happening with few consequences. NewsHour Weekend’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading →
- November 2, 2014
All of the debate leads to a single question — how do we want to die? Continue reading →