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 a husband and two children.
Stephanie’s Recent Stories
Nation Oct 09100 years since ‘Black Sox’ World Series, new details challenge long-held story
Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of a notorious moment in baseball's history: when the White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1919 World Series, provoking a scandal that stained the sport's reputation. Now, as Stephanie Sy reports, a…
Nation Oct 29Five years after Sandy, locals torn on flood protection
Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy decimated the East Coast, killing at least 60 people and causing an estimated $70 billion in property damage. It’s forced residents in Sea Bright, New Jersey to decide whether to support pricey taxpayer projects to…
Nation Sep 17Large companies see payoffs in sustainability
In June, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would quit the Paris climate change accord, in which 195 nations agreed to voluntary steps to reduce emissions of gases that cause global warming. Strong opposition to the move came from U.S.
Politics May 14Rising conservative voices call for climate change action
Climate change is one of many issues seen as dividing Democrats and Republicans. A dominant wing of the GOP has denied climate change exists, as some Democrats have tried to reduce air pollution and push for alternative forms of energy.