Stephanie Sy

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Stephanie Sy
Stephanie Sy (2003)
Stephanie Sy (2003)
Born (1977-01-16) January 16, 1977 (age 42)
Southern California[1]
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
OccupationNews anchor, journalist
Notable credit(s)
Al Jazeera America News CBSN ABC News CNN CNN International Yahoo! News PBS Newshour Weekend Carnegie Council
Spouse(s)David Jensen Ariosto
WebsiteStephanie Sy on Twitter

Stephanie Sy (born January 16, 1977)[2][3] is an American television news anchor and reporter for the PBS NewsHour.

Youth and education[edit]

Sy was born and raised in southern California.[1] She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania cum laude with a double major in international relations and environmental studies in 1999.


Early career and ABC[edit]

From August 1999 to 2001, Sy was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WBTW in Florence, South Carolina.[4] In September 2001, she joined WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia, as a military reporter. Her reporting from Iraq while embedded in 2003 during the Iraq War led to her hiring by ABC News in the same year.[5] Sy reported from London for ABC NewsOne until 2006 when she was a New York-based correspondent. In 2007, she became ABC’s Asia Correspondent in Beijing.[6] Sy was transferred to New York in 2009 and remained there until leaving the network in 2012.[7] Other tasks at ABC included occasional fill-in anchoring on World News Now.[8]


From 2012 to 2013, Sy was senior editor and correspondent at Everyday Health. In 2013, she joined Al Jazeera America where she anchored various newscasts, primarily the weekday morning news, and conducted occasional interviews for Talk to Al Jazeera until the network's closure in 2016. Later in 2016, she was a freelance reporter for Yahoo News and primarily did interviews for the website. Starting around November 2017, she was also a freelancer anchor for CNN and CNN International. She filled in for Maggie Lake on CNN Money. She continued to freelance for Yahoo News and also for CBSN, CBS News’ online streaming service.[9]

PBS Newshour[edit]

While working as a freelance journalist, Sy contributed to the PBS NewsHour Weekend. In 2019, she was named the West Coast-based (at the show's new facility at Arizona State University) correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and also anchor for PBS NewsHour West.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Sy is currently married to David Jensen Ariosto, a supervising producer for NPR's All Things Considered. The couple married on June 17, 2017. Both spouses were married before.[11] Sy brought her daughter Isabel into the marriage.[12]

Sy is member of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs a 501(c)3 philanthropic organization committed to international cooperation based in New York City.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Stephanie Sy". Archived from the original on March 5, 2003. Retrieved 2016-01-13.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "RealAge Tests How Old Your Body Thinks it Is Video". Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  3. ^ "Stephanie Sy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Stephanie Sy - WBTW TV-13". Archived from the original on 3 July 2001. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Former WTKR reporter travels the world for ABC". May 7, 2007. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  6. ^ abc news (2007-11-18). "Stephanie Sy". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
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  8. ^ "A WAVY arrival and two departures at WVEC and WTKR". July 23, 2010. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  9. ^ Alan (2018-01-15). "Stephanie Sy joins CNN as a freelance anchor". Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  10. ^ "Award-winning journalist Stephanie Sy named anchor of Cronkite School-based PBS NewsHour West". 2019-08-16. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  11. ^ "Stephanie Sy, David Ariosto". 2017-06-18. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  12. ^ Stephanie Sy. "Facebook personal Information". Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  13. ^ Stephanie Sy. "LinkedIn personal Information". Retrieved 2018-08-06.

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