About Stephen @stephenmfee
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 Recent Stories
Nation Mar 27The Cherokee Nation wants to reverse the ‘silent epidemic’ of hepatitis C
The Cherokee Nation, one of the largest Native American tribes, has become the first community in the U.S. to set a goal of eliminating hepatitis C from its population. Tribe officials plan to screen 300,000 members, whose prevalence of infection…
Nation Feb 21In Tornado Alley, using drones to pinpoint severe weather
More than 100 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma last year, and a new multi-million-dollar grant to four universities in the heart of Tornado Alley may lead to better information about where and when severe weather may strike. NewsHour's Stephen Fee…
Nation Dec 27Solo rower completes voyage from North America to Australia
After more than 200 days at sea, a British-born adventurer became the first person to row solo, nonstop from North America to Australia on Sunday. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee has the story.
Nation Dec 19New ‘Star Wars’ storms box office
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” -- the seventh installment in the wildly popular film and merchandise phenomenon -- topped box office records Friday night.
World Dec 05ISIS claims California shooters as followers of militant group
The Islamic State said Saturday the two shooters who stormed a holiday party in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 21, were followers of the militant group.
World Nov 22What I learned reporting in the wake of Paris’s deadliest hours since WWII
Journalists who find themselves covering a tragic story as it unfolds often hear a nagging voice in their heads: What am I doing that’s different? Am I telling my audience anything they don’t already know? Are my questions, is my…
World Nov 08Update: Honduran woman profiled in NewsHour story granted new hearing to seek refuge in U.S.
A 19-year-old domestic abuse victim from Honduras, profiled two weeks ago on PBS NewsHour Weekend, will receive another opportunity to seek refuge in the United States.
World Oct 24Mapping murder around the globe: Why fatal violence is concentrated in Latin America
Earlier this week, Honduran journalist Lourdes Ramírez was one of three women worldwide awarded a 2015 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation. Her experience as a female journalist is a microcosm of the danger in Honduras,…
World Jun 21‘I don’t know if I love the country’: Arab Israelis share their stories
PBS NewsHour Weekend traveled to Israel to learn more about how Israeli Arabs engage with the political, social and economic landscape. We met three Arab citizens who shared their stories with us.
Nation May 22DOT issues new rules to minimize disaster when oil trains derail
Russell Gold, the author of the book, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, and an energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins the NewsHour's Stephen Fee via Google Hangout to discuss the…