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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.

SELF Workout in the Park

Thousands Hit Central Park For ‘Self Workout In The Park’

Thousands are expected to hit Central Park on Saturday with one goal in mind: get healthy. The 18th annual Self Workout in the Park not only features great workout trends but also the gear you’ll want to work out in.

05/07/2011

Imagination Movers

Time Out New York Kids: Art, Imagination & More For Mother’s Day Weekend

With a beautiful weekend on the agenda for the Tri-State, Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions for the family. CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu speaks with Mary Squillace about some events perfect for the kids.

05/07/2011

Gayle Stallings with her niece, Jaylaah. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Couple Brings Nieces To Ground Zero For First-Hand History Lesson

Thousands of people flocked to Ground Zero Thursday to honor those who died and to catch a glimpse of President Barack Obama — including The Stallings family from New Jersey.

05/05/2011

Saheela Ibraheem (credit: CBS 2)

Saheela Ibraheem, 15, Headed To Harvard With Aspirations Of Becoming Scientist

Ibraheem was also accepted to MIT and 13 other schools, including Princeton and Columbia before settling on Harvard after falling in love with the campus.

05/04/2011

Digital Kids' Books

Acclaimed Author Bringing Children’s Books Into Digital Age

Renowned children’s book author Sandra Boynton has gone digital. She sits down with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about how she brought her prized works to the new era of storytelling.

05/01/2011

March for Dimes

March Of Dimes Returns To Tri-State

The Annual March of Dimes fundraiser has returned to the Tri-State this weekend and people will be marching to educate the public about all the programs benefiting babies suffering from pregnancy, birth and prematurity defects.

04/30/2011

Commissioner Kelly Discusses Attempted Times Square Bombing

May 1 marks the first anniversary of the attempted car bombing at the crossroads of the world: Times Square.

04/30/2011

Watergun Spring Toys

How To Find The Perfect Toys For Spring

Spring is getting into full swing so Toy Industry Association’s Adrienne Appell stops in to tell CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu what toys are perfect for the kids both indoors and outdoors.

04/30/2011

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Celebrates Cherry Blossom Festival

Time Out New York Kids: Great Weekend For Outdoor Family Activities

New York City will have a great weekend to get outdoors so Time Out New York Kids has plenty of wonderful ideas for the family. Mary Squillace joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about some of the events.

04/30/2011

Five Boro Bike Tour

Big Weekend For Bike Fanatics In The Tri-State

As the weather gets warmer, seasonal bikers are returning to the street in time for spring’s numerous outdoor cycling events.

04/30/2011

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Marks Start To Christian Holy Week

Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week on the Christian calendar. Nicholas Dimarzio, the bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about events celebrating the day.

04/17/2011

spring accessories

How To Accessorize Your Spring Fashions

Spring fashion trends mix bold prints, military looks, florals and vibrant colors. So, how do you accessorize them all? CBS 2 Trend Tracker Shaye Strager joins Cindy Hsu to tell you how.

04/16/2011

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Actor Plays Ex-Con On Road To Recovery In ‘The Mother With The Hat’

“The Mother With The Hat” follows the story of an ex-con and the challenges he faces to stay on the straight and narrow.

04/16/2011

Miles For Matheny

Medical Center Raises Awareness For The Physically Impaired

The Matheny Medical and Education Center is taking to the streets in Peapack, N.J. to raise funds and awareness for programs that help the physically impaired become more independent.

04/16/2011

Nearly 50 heroes traveled to Fieldstone Middle School in Montvale to share their incredible stories as part of 'Respect, Reflect, Remember' Day. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ School Hosts Dozens Of Heroic Motivational Speakers

They survived some of the worst tragedies the world has ever known, and on Thursday nearly 50 heroes traveled to a New Jersey school to share their incredible stories.

04/14/2011

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