Kristie Lu Stout

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Kristie Lu Stout
Stout in 2009
Born (1974-12-07) December 7, 1974 (age 44)
ResidenceHong Kong
EducationStanford University (B.A., M.A.)
Tsinghua University
OccupationCNN news anchor, journalist
Notable credit(s)
CNN Today
News Stream
Spouse(s)Seung Chong

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

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 raised 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, 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. February 17, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  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 October 19, 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 October 10, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2007.
  8. ^ "Asian Television Awards 2006 Winners". Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved September 6, 2007.
  9. ^ "Tutor Time International Nursery & Kindergarten – Testimonials". Retrieved September 13, 2011.
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