Kristie Lu Stout

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Kristie Lu Stout
Born (1974-12-07) December 7, 1974 (age 40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residence Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese-American
Education Stanford University (B.A., M.A.)
Tsinghua University
Occupation CNN news anchor, journalist
Notable credit(s) CNN Today
News Stream
Spouse(s) Seung Chong
Children 1

Kristie Lu Stout (simplified Chinese: 鲁可蒂; traditional Chinese: 魯可蒂; pinyin: Lǔ Kědì, born December 7, 1974) is a Chinese American journalist and news anchor for CNN International. She hosts the daily news show News Stream, which emphasizes news being connected with technology.

Early life and education[edit]

Stout was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1] to a European American father and a Han Chinese mother;[2] as a result, she was reared in a partially Chinese-speaking household.[3][4] Her mother was born in Taiwan to parents from Guizhou.[5]

Stout grew up in Cupertino, California[6] and graduated from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, where she was a founding member of the Lynbrook Speech and Debate Club, and worked as a model in her teens.[6] She studied journalism as an undergraduate at Stanford University, writing for The Stanford Daily and KZSU.[1] In the early 1990s, she traveled to China in order to learn Standard Chinese at Tsinghua University, freelance for the South China Morning Post, and worked at Sohu.[1] In 1996, she started working as an editorial intern at Wired, and before 1997 she graduated with a master's degree in media studies from Stanford.[1][7]


In 2000, a senior producer for CNN invited Stout to work as a "television and dotcom reporter" after listening to her give a speech about the internet in China at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong.[1] Starting from 2001, she hosted the daily World Report which earned her a 2006 Asian Television Award as Best News Presenter or Anchor when it was still called CNN Today.[8] She occasionally also hosts the talk show Talk Asia. She previously hosted CNN's technology program Spark, their daily "Tech Watch" segment, and the monthly program Global Office.

Personal life[edit]

Stout lives in Hong Kong with her daughter named Arabella.[9] She is married to the Malaysian Chinese attorney Seung Chong.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "My life: Kristie Lu Stout". South China Morning Post. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ Washburn, Dan (May 16, 2013). "Interview: CNN's Kristie Lu Stout on Haw Flakes, Twitter and Tracking China". Asia Society. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kristie Lu Stout". Anchors & Reporters (CNN). Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Ubiquity Corporate (April 2001). "A Day in the Life of a Multi-platform Journalist: Corresponding with CNN Asia's Technology Correspondent Kristie Lu Stout". Association for Computing Machinery. 
  5. ^ "CNN女主播期待奥运会采访刘翔". Beijing Business Daily. August 10, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b Johnston, Theresa (September–October 2007). "The Frequent Flyers' Friend". Stanford Magazine. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "A Day in the Life of a Multi-Platform Journalist". ACM Ubiquity. Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2007-03-01. 
  8. ^ "Asian Television Awards 2006 Winners". Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Tutor Time International Nursery & Kindergarten – Testimonials". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
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