Cindy 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.
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.
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.
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.
Teachers said with textbooks alone, only about half the students would participate in class. Now instructors can immediately gauge if everyone gets it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of local kids got the dance lesson of a lifetime on Monday after a surprise visit from superstar singer Beyoncé.
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.”
Authorities have called off the search for a missing 15-year-old, who disappeared Thursday while swimming off Bradley Beach.
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.
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.
A lot of kids complain about homework, but now some parents are saying their children are getting too much and want it abolished.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mother’s Day is tomorrow and if you haven’t gotten your mom a present yet, not to worry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 1 marks the first anniversary of the attempted car bombing at the crossroads of the world: Times Square.
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.
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.
As the weather gets warmer, seasonal bikers are returning to the street in time for spring’s numerous outdoor cycling events.
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.
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.
“The Mother With The Hat” follows the story of an ex-con and the challenges he faces to stay on the straight and narrow.
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.
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.
As families and couples prep for spring and summer vacations, identity theft is one issue to consider when planning.
A Queens man decided to take on a city bus on a big wheel toy bike and beat the bus in a race.
Ailey 2 has kicked off and the Young Company is taking the stage at the Ailey Citi Group Theatre. Ailey 2’s Associate Artistic Director, Troy Powell, and one of the featured dancers, Solomon Dumas, join CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about the performance.
Time Out New York Kids has some great ideas for your family this weekend. Time Out New York’s Mary Squillace joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu live in studio with the details.
Actor and singer Douglas Hodge is showcasing his repertoire at the Carlyle Hotel. The TONY winner and man behind the woman in “La Cage Au Folles” sits down with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk more.
A new book takes a look at the hidden treasures of Harlem. Carolyn Johnson and Valerie Bradley, authors of the “Harlem Travel Guide,” join CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to talk about the historic neighborhood.
More than a week has passed since the disaster in Japan started and several humanitarian organizations mobilized to help earthquake and tsunami victims. UNICEF’s Caryl Stern joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to discuss the relief efforts.
For many Japanese Americans, including Kiyo Taka, one of the most painful parts of the devastating situation in Japan is being so far away from their loved ones.
World Policy Journal editor and Mideast expert David Andelman joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu live in the studio to discuss the latest developments on the revolt in Libya.
For the past 20 years, the Blue Man Group has painted the city and the world blue, giving new meaning to the multi-sensory experience.
For the third year in a row, “Better Homes and Gardens” released its “Best New Product Awards.” The magazine’s Melissa Goldstein joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu to discuss beauty and hygiene products.
Dozens of residents were forced to flee for their lives last Saturday when a fire tore through their Flatbush apartment building. On Saturday, new efforts were underway to help victims recover from the tragedy.
She was breaking barriers as she was breaking stories. Belva Davis was the first African American television reporter on the West Coast and during her distinguished career she earned multiple Emmy and lifetime achievement awards.
If you haven’t started your taxes, it’s not too late; you still have plenty of time. Kelli Grant from SmartMoney.com joins CBS 2 in studio to provide some helpful advice.
It’s a family dynamic that’s becoming more common: children growing up without grandparents and moms and dads not having the support system of their own parents.
Budget cuts at School 21 in Paterson may have taken away its art and music teacher, but thanks to the family of a former student from Glen Rock, art has made a comeback in a very creative way.
The Cycle for Survival cancer fundraiser returns this weekend as people hop on bikes to ride in gyms across the world.
The Year of the Rabbit celebrations take to the streets of Chinatown on Sunday for the Luna New Year Parade. Artistic director Marie Helen Gagnon joins CBS 2 to talk about their “Ka” performance.
Celebrations for the Year of the Rabbit kicked off this week with the party lasting for 15 days.
The crisis in Egypt continues without signs of letting up until leadership changes, but what will that look like and what does its future hold?
It’s healthy to get out for some weekend fun with the whole family. Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions. Executive Editor Rory Halperin joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu with the details.
The annual San Gennaro Festival runs for 11 days through Little Italy and Nolita and an estimated 1 million people attend the feast every year. Despite the festival’s popularity, some residents call it a nightmare.
A condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder is in full swing with this winter weather and Renata Gelman of Partners in Care joined CBS 2 in studio to explain it.
From the Jets to the boats, the New York Boat Show is under way at the Javits Center and one of the festival’s attractions is in studio: Russell Newberry of the Deadliest Catch.
On a frigid day, there are some great indoor events good for the whole family. Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions. Web editor Raven Snook spoke with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu about the details.
Teachers and parents do all they can to keep students from dropping out of school, and now a group of local comedians has joined the fight.
With Christmas just a week away, there’s a warning out there for parents. If your kids are going high-tech when it comes to writing that list for Santa, there could be potential problems.
‘Tis the season for giving and feasting, so how does one give away some of those pounds we gain over the holidays?
The average American family spends about $800 on holiday gifts each year — and a lot of that just ends up on your credit cards. But believe it or not, one woman was able to buy gifts for her entire family this season without spending a dime.
The Komen Greater NYC Holiday House is open on the East Side for its third annual fundraiser in the fight against breast cancer. Iris Dankner and designer Jennifer Cohler Mason spoke with CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu live in studio for more.
Last week, they were a small group of singers from Yeshiva University. Now, they’re a YouTube sensation. The Maccabeats joined CBS 2 live in studio to perform their hit.
The Rockaways get a taste of Christmas on Saturday night with the kickoff of the Little North Pole—the 15th annual fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Children’s book author Sandra Boynton joins CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu live in studio to talk about her new book.
Robin Rogers had her wedding all planned — including booking a venue and designing invitations. However, she and her finance had to call off the wedding. Now she hopes it won’t go to waste and is throwing a fundraiser for a local soup kitchen.
For many people the holidays mean a house full of family and friends. But there are hidden dangers in many homes that can ruin the celebration.
Two New York City students are being praised for their efforts in an anti-bullying video contest.
CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu sat down in studio with Volunteers of America New York City director Rachel Weinstein about the Sidewalk Santa program.
If you’re searching for a sweet dessert for your holiday meal, there are some young bakers in New York City who are cooking up a storm in the name of charity.
Sidewalk Santas started training this week and the folks who don the red and white suits are learning how to suit up, stuff their bellies, get those beards on straight and give a great “Ho, ho, ho!”
It’s a wonderful weekend to get out with the kids with fabulous weather and great events in and around the city. Time Out New York Kids Executive Editor Rory Halperin joins CBS 2 with some ideas.
A yellow school bus decorated with 50 pairs of pajamas has been rolling around Westchester County this week.
A home health aide has been convicted of brutalizing an 86-year-old Brooklyn woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s, leaving her on the floor while she watched television.
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu shows off Della, a 2-year-old Chihuahua from California. You can adopt this puppy by contacting the Humane Society of New York.
When Israeli solider Gadi Yarkoni lost his sight in Lebanon 15 years ago, it only took a short time before he decided he wasn’t going to live in the dark anymore.
They call him Ironman. But he’s not Robert Downey, Jr. and he’s not on the big screen. He’s a 7-year-old boy from the Bronx who just underwent a heart transplant last week, CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu reports.
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults, young and old, enjoy the frightful holiday, too! CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu met some Halloween lovers who’ve been dressing up for more than 70 years and have no plans on slowing down.
A teenager who had a heart attack during gym class was recovering Wednesday night after his teacher helped save his life.
The law will require hospitals to give women undergoing mastectomies all their options when it comes to reconstructive surgery.
Hundreds of men, women and children of all ages lined up at the West Side’s Javits Center as early as 2 a.m. on Thursday for one goal: show Paula Abdul that they can dance.
Get ready for an amazing birthday party, where everyone celebrating was at least 100 years old. The New Yorkers who’ve seen it all had plenty of advice for a long and happy life.
New Yorkers turned out Sunday for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk To Cure Diabetes. The five mile walk itself was scheduled for 10:00 a.m., starting at Battery Park.
Rutgers student Tyler Clementi’s death is a wake-up call for everyone, about the tragic consequences of cyber bullying and harassment.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many people buy pink to help support the cause – but do you know which products pack the most powerful punch?
If you’ve ever gone through the pain of losing someone you love, you know the grieving process is heart-wrenching. Now, some families are choosing to face death in a new way, leaving behind a lifetime of memories.
If you love animals, but can’t commit to years of taking care of a furry friend there’s a huge need for foster families to open their homes.