Stephanie Sy Moves East… Far East

By Chris Ariens 

ABC News correspondent Stephanie Sy has been named Asia correspondent for the network. Sy, who is currently working from New York, will be based in Beijing.

“Asia overall and China in particular have been important stories for some time, but they are growing in importance with each passing year,” says ABC News president David Westin. “Stephanie’s going to Beijing is part of a larger ABC News commitment of attention and resources to this key part of the world.”

Sy has been with ABC since 2003, first in the London Bureau then on to New York.

>More: An ABC News spokesperson confirms the bureaus in Tokyo and Hong Kong will remain open. Longtime ABC Asia correspondent Mark Litke, who was based in Hong Kong, is no longer with the network.

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STEPHANIE SY NAMED ABC NEWS’ ASIA CORRESPONDENT

Stephanie Sy has been named ABC News’ Asia Correspondent, ABC News President David Westin announced today. Sy will be based in Beijing and will report for all ABC News’ broadcasts and platforms.

“Asia overall and China in particular have been important stories for some time, but they are growing in importance with each passing year. Stephanie’s going to Beijing is part of a larger ABC News commitment of attention and resources to this key part of the world,” said Mr. Westin.

Sy, who joined ABC News in 2003 as a correspondent in the London Bureau, was most recently based in New York. There she reported for various broadcasts and platforms, including: NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service; “Good Morning America;” “World News’” weekend edition; the “World News” webcast; “ABC News Now,” ABC News Radio and ABCNEWS.com.

Sy has covered major international stories over the last several years, including the US-led invasion of Iraq and the ensuing war. She was embedded with the Navy and Army in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq during major combat operations and later covered Saddam Hussein’s trial and the US military’s push into insurgent-held Fallujah.

Sy was part of ABC News’ award-winning coverage from Rome of the death of Pope John Paul II. She also covered the London bombings in July 2005, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke, and the Athens and Turin Olympics. Domestically, Sy has recently reported on the foiled terror plot in Fort Dix, NJ; commencement at Virginia Tech; the Amish school shooting in Nickel Mines, PA; and the funeral of President Gerald Ford.

Before joining ABC News, Sy was the military reporter and substitute anchor at WTKR-TV, the CBS affiliate, in Norfolk, Virginia from 2001-2003. While at the station, she won a Virginia Associated Press Continuous Coverage award for her reporting on the US-led invasion of Iraq.

Sy got her start in journalism at WBTW-TV, the CBS affiliate, in Florence, South Carolina. She was a general assignment reporter and substitute news and weather anchor from 1999-2001.

Sy has a BA in International Relations and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a native of California.

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