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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.

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Experts Detail The Foods That Will Help You Beat The Summer Heat

When the weather gets hot and hazy, for some people, food just isn’t appealing. But experts say there are foods that can help you deal with the hot weather.

07/22/2011

A reunion was held in New City, NY for 120 beagles - and their owners - that were rescued from a closed NJ animal research laboratory last year. (Credit: CBS 2)

Reunion Held For One-Year Anniversary Of Beagles’ Rescue From NJ Animal Lab

Last year, 120 beagles were rescued from a research lab that had suddenly closed its doors. Many of the dogs and their new owners gathered Sunday for a very special reunion.

07/11/2011

Wounded military veterans Chris Melendez (L) and Anthony Maschek (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Wounded Vets Head To Rockaways As Part Of Adaptive Water Sports Festival

Chris Melendez lost his leg in Baghdad when he was hit by an IED in 2006. Two years later, Anthony Maschek was shot up in a raid near Kirkuk. They’re now learning to scuba dive as part of their road to recovery.

07/07/2011

Lance Somerfeld and his son. (credit: CBS 2)

‘New York City Dads Group’ Trying To Wipe Out Stigma Of Being Stay-At-Home Father

For years, it has often been the mother who stays home with the children, while fathers head to work. However, with more dads putting a greater emphasis on balancing work and family life, things are changing.

07/06/2011

Superstar Beyonce made a surprise appearance at a Target retailer in Harlem where youth groups were getting dancing lessons from her dancers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Beyoncé Makes Surprise Visit, Gives Dancing Lessons To Harlem Youth Groups

A group of local kids got the dance lesson of a lifetime on Monday after a surprise visit from superstar singer Beyoncé.

06/30/2011

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Brooklyn’s George Weiss, 84, Actualizes Dream By Selling His First Invention

After working all his life as a wallpaper hanger, Weiss’ passion for inventing things finally paid off with a big hit — a word game called “Dabble.”

06/17/2011

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Crews Call Off Search For Missing Swimmer At Jersey Shore

Authorities have called off the search for a missing 15-year-old, who disappeared Thursday while swimming off Bradley Beach.

06/10/2011

From left: Mike Patel, Parul Patel, Pat Desai and Sam Patel. The family that sold the winning Powerball ticket at their store Maulik & Chandni Stationery in Lindenhurst, June 2, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

20 Long Island Costco Employees To Share $202 Million Powerball Winnings

The Powerball lottery had just one winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing, worth $202 million, and 20 employees of the Costco in Melville will share in the lucrative prize.

06/02/2011

Thousands of job-seekers swarmed Career Day at Rutgers University, to try to find work. (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Of Job-Seekers Flock To Career Day At Rutgers University

As college students celebrate graduation, many now know the harsh reality of joining the long lines of job-seekers. At Rutgers University, students were back on campus trying to find work at a job fair.

05/25/2011

Homework

Parents In N.J. Town Start Movement To Abolish Homework

A lot of kids complain about homework, but now some parents are saying their children are getting too much and want it abolished.

05/19/2011

Dr. Rick Hodes

‘Making The Crooked Straight’ Follows Doctor On Amazing Journey To Help Kids In Ethiopia

One man is doing his part to help save the world and it’s filmed in the documentary called “Making the Crooked Straight.” Dr. Rick Hodes and director Susan Cohn Rockefeller join CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about the experience.

05/15/2011

Dayna Varano

Super Heroic: Yankees’ Bat Girl Defies Overwhelming Odds

On Thursday night the Yankees unveiled their newest bat girl. But it’s how she got to the mound — and her amazing fight for life — that is so moving.

05/12/2011

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Allergy Sufferers Could Be Making Matters Worse For Themselves

This is an especially tough and brutal time for many people with allergies. Even with medicine and other remedies, people do things everyday that could be making their allergies even worse.

05/11/2011

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine Brings Light To Kids’ Hospital Visits

There’s nothing more frightening for a child than a hospital visit, but there is a special group shedding a little light in their time of need. It’s called Project Sunshine, providing support to more than 60,000 kids and their families worldwide.

05/08/2011

Mother's Day Picture Frame

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is tomorrow and if you haven’t gotten your mom a present yet, not to worry.

05/07/2011

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