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Cindy Hsu

cindyhsu Cindy HsuCindy Hsu is an Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter who has been at CBS 2 News in New York City since 1993.

Hsu’s work at CBS 2 has been recognized with numerous awards. Recently, Hsu was awarded “Reporter of the Year” from the NY &NJ Asian-American Law Enforcement Organization. Her personal adoption story, “Bringing Rosie Home,” was nominated for an Emmy Award and won the New York AP Broadcasters Award for Best Feature. She received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Single Hard News Story for “Smuggled from China,” which exposed the horrific plights of Chinese refugees from the Golden Venture ship, and for her live coverage of the snowstorm of 1994. American Women in Radio and Television honored her with the Golden Apple Award, and she also received the Friends of Adoption Award from the Adoptive Parents Committee.

Prior to joining WCBS-TV, Hsu worked as a reporter and anchor at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin and for WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio. She began her broadcasting career as an associate producer for WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia.

Hsu spends much of her off-duty time performing community work and is strongly involved with the Asian-American community. She is a Big Sister and has served on the Advisory Board of APEX, a group that pairs Asian professionals with recent immigrants and young people who need guidance. She’s served on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Chinese in the Americas and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as the Newswatch Advisory Council which monitors fairness in journalism. Hsu has been the co-chair of Cooks for Kids, an annual event that raises money for children living with AIDS and HIV, and she is actively involved with The Children’s Miracle Network. Hsu is also a former President of the New York Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Hsu is also a world-class dragon boater, competing with her team Women in Canoe. They represented the United States in the 2001 World Championship.

Hsu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a Coast Guard family that moved every two to four years. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in communication studies and lives in New York City with her daughter.

Peter Woytuk's Broadway Sculptures: Birds

Eye On New York: Peter Woytuk’s Broadway Sculptures

In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu and Dana Tyler introduce viewers to artist Peter Woytuk whose sculptures have made it to Broadway.

10/23/2011

Archie Comics

Archie Comics Teams Up With Ronald McDonald House New York For 70th Anniversary

Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica are marking a special birthday this year and to cap off Archie’s 70th anniversary, the creators of the comic are teaming up with a very worthy cause.

10/22/2011

Students at P.S. 75 show off their healthier lunch options. (credit: CBS 2)

Fruits, Veggies & Whole Grains Help P.S. 75 Win Healthy Food Challenge Award

Students admit it has been a bit of a transition, but the Upper West Side school is the first in New York City to receive a HealthierUS School Award.

10/21/2011

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New Milford High School Has Students Using Cell Phones As ‘Mobile Learning Devices’

Teachers said with textbooks alone, only about half the students would participate in class. Now instructors can immediately gauge if everyone gets it.

10/19/2011

Artist Peter Woytuk says he hopes the statues will make people think or bring a smile to their face. (credit: CBS 2)

Artist’s Public Sculpture Exhibit Turning Heads On Upper West Side

Peter Woytuk is putting the finishing touches on 19 sculptures that stretch along Broadway — from the bronze elephants at Columbus Circle to the bulls at 166th Street.

10/18/2011

Private Danny Chen died in Afghanistan. (credit: Handout)

Family Of Dead Soldier From Chinatown Believe He May Have Been Harassed And Beaten

Private Danny Chen was found in his barracks with non-combat injuries, but his father had been concerned Chen faced race problems in the Army and had asked his son about it.

10/11/2011

PS 184, known as Shuang Wen School. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Suing DOE Saying Its Investigation Of PS 184 Is Hurting Students

While the school earned an “A “from the DOE and was named a Blue Ribbon School, some parents say their children are being cheated due to an ongoing investigation and the removal of principal Ling Ling Chou.

10/05/2011

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Masbia Soup Kitchens Come To Aid Of Needy Families Marking Rosh Hashanah

There are 4 Masbia Soup Kitchens in Queens and Brooklyn and the need is skyrocketing. Already this year, they have served more than 200,000 meals — that’s 300 percent more than last year.

09/28/2011

Big Brothers, Big Sisters NYC

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Run To Raise Money For Program

On Saturday, thousands of New Yorkers ran through Riverside Park raising money that will go toward keeping the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program alive and thriving.

09/25/2011

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How To Prevent Foodborne Illnesses With At-Risk Foods

When it comes to eating healthy, many try their best to do so, but even the healthiest foods can make you sick and it depends on how consumers handle them.

09/24/2011

The Divorcée Sale (credit: CBS 2)

Divorcées Selling Belongings To Move On In NYC

A special sale kicked off at the Mondrian Soho Hotel on Friday aimed at helping divorced women turn their pain into profit. They’re cleaning out their closets and leaving their pasts behind.

09/23/2011

Firefighter Stephen Siller

Team Semper Fi Ready To Honor Firefighter Siller At Tunnel To Towers Run

On Thursday more than 30 injured Marines arrived in New York City for this weekend’s Tunnel To Towers Run. They’re here to honor the memory of Firefighter Stephen Siller, and to join the thousands who will be re-tracing his steps.

09/22/2011

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Young Children Learning Life-Saving Swimming Lessons In New Jersey

Children as young as 6 months old learn what to do if they get into trouble in the water. They learn to control their breathing, roll over and float as they cry for help.

09/19/2011

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NJ Middle School Implements Drug Testing Program

The program is voluntary. So it’s up to parents whether to sign their kids up and the students will know if they’ve been enrolled.

07/29/2011

Aaron Perl (L), Ally Witt (C), Ally's Uncle Jeff (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Aaron Perl, 11, Inspired By Friend’s Uncle To Swim Hudson River And Raise Money For Charity

Perl is swimming as a Bat Mitzvah gift for his friend, Ally Witt, and to raise funds for the Association For The Help of Retarded Citizens.

07/28/2011

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