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Stephanie Sy is a PBS NewsHour correspondent and serves as anchor of PBS NewsHour West. Throughout her career, she served in anchor and correspondent capacities for ABC News, Al Jazeera America, CBSN, CNN International, and PBS NewsHour Weekend. Prior to joining NewsHour, she was with Yahoo News where she anchored coverage of the 2018 Midterm Elections and reported from Donald Trump’s victory party on Election Day 2016.
Stephanie has been a foreign and domestic journalist for nearly two decades for national, international and local news outlets. She is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award for her breaking news reports from the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 for ABC News. That year she also received a Business Emmy for her contributions to the ABC World News report “Global Food Crisis.”
At Al Jazeera America, Stephanie anchored the two-hour live morning program. While at the network, she was best known for anchoring major news events including the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, the re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba, and terrorist attacks in Europe. She was also one of the hosts of the network’s flagship interview program, Talk to Al Jazeera, for which her interview with Gloria Steinem was awarded a Gracie Award in 2015.
Stephanie started her career in local news, working for television stations in Norfolk, VA, and Florence, SC. As the military reporter for WTKR in Norfolk in 2003, Stephanie was dispatched to the Middle East to cover the invasion of Iraq. Her coverage of the war for the former NY Times Broadcast Group won her an Associated Press award. She later returned to Baghdad several times as a reporter for ABC affiliates.
Stephanie serves on the advisory board of Report for America, and has also been a host of Ethics Matter, a public affairs program by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. In 2015, she was awarded an Asian American Journalists Association “Mentor of the Year” Award.
Stephanie received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double-major in International Relations and Environmental Studies. She was born and raised in Southern California and has two children.
Arizona has been a hotbed for election denialism since 2020, and misinformation is now disrupting what is typically a routine election procedure. One of the state’s 15 counties failed to meet Monday's deadline to certify this year’s midterm election results…
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The suspect in the shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs is being held by police on murder and hate crimes charges. Anderson Aldrich is accused of killing five people and wounding nearly 20 others. Stephanie Sy reports on…
Americans are expected to gobble up more than 40 million turkeys between now and the end of the year. But two massive birds will escape the holiday season thanks to presidential intervention. Stephanie Sy has a look at the history…
As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the Indigenous Child Welfare Act, many Native Americans anxiously await the outcome. The law governs the removal of Native American children from their homes and where they are subsequently placed. It's an…
Early voting has been underway in Arizona for weeks, with reports of voter intimidation at ballot drop box sites continuing. The stakes are high with a Senate race that could determine the chamber’s balance of power and a governor’s race…
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A Connecticut jury will soon decide how much money conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has to pay families from the Sandy Hook shooting. That's part of a defamation suit filed after Jones lied and called the shooting a hoax and the…
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Hurricane Ian is on a collision course with Cuba and will threaten Florida after that. The storm is growing rapidly and could become a Category 4 with winds of 140 miles an hour before it reaches the U.S. mainland this…
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