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Stout has reported on the world's major news stories and the people behind those stories for over a decade. She has led and anchored coverage of major events including the 2004 Asian tsunami, China's preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games, and nuclear tensions in the Korean Peninsula.
She has interviewed a number of high-profile newsmakers including Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, global pop superstar Lady Gaga, and World Wide Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
From anchoring CNN's groundbreaking "Eye on China" series in 2004 to CNN's "Countdown Beijing" ahead of the 2008 Olympics, Stout has remained committed to reporting on China. She has interviewed Sina CEO Charles Chao on the social impact of China's microblogs, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke on US-China relations, and Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on daring to challenge Beijing.
Stout's community efforts include speaking to students across the world. She has addressed students at Peking University, Hong Kong University, Singapore National University, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has also led workshops for CNN affiliate CCTV in Beijing.
Stout is also an active member of The Women's Foundation, where she volunteers as a mentor to assist and guide young professional women in Hong Kong.
Her career in journalism started in San Francisco at Wired magazine's online division. Stout has written on technology for various media outlets including the South China Morning Post, where she founded and wrote the "Beijing Byte" column.
Before her career in journalism, she was an early employee at Beijing-based Internet site Sohu.com and worked for Reuters' new media division in China.
Stout is American of Chinese and European descent. She holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Stanford University, and studied advanced Mandarin Chinese at Beijing's Tsinghua University.
Kristie Lu Stout has also been integral in incorporating social media into her reporting. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+: