Stephanie Sy

PBS NewsHour; Former Carnegie Council Host, Ethics Matter

Stephanie Sy is a PBS NewsHour correspondent and serves as anchor of PBS NewsHour West.

Sy was previously the host of Carnegie Council's Ethics Matter interview series, an anchor and national correspondent for Yahoo News, and a news anchor for the now-defunct Al Jazeera America.

Sy won a 2014 Gracie Award for her interview ""Talk to Al Jazeera: Gloria Steinem."" Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Sy was a foreign and domestic correspondent for ABC News from 2003 to 2011. As ABC's Asia correspondent based in Beijing, Sy was awarded the Overseas Press Club's David Kaplan Award for Spot News coverage for her stories on the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Her reports focused largely on the poorly constructed schools that led to the deaths of thousands of children. Sy's China earthquake coverage was also nominated for a national Emmy. Sy won a Business Emmy for ""World News with Charles Gibson: Global Food Crisis"" during her time in China. Sy was also based in London and New York for ABC, covering stories including the war in Iraq, the London terror attacks, the Times Square bombing attempt, the death of Pope John Paul II, and three Olympic Games. As a local military reporter based in Norfolk, Virginia, Sy covered the U.S. invasion of Iraq, winning an Associated Press award for her coverage. She got her start in broadcast reporting at WBTW in Florence, South Carolina.

Featured Work

SEP 12, 2017 Podcast

The Risks and Rewards of Big Data, Algorithms, and Machine Learning, with danah boyd

How do we analyze vast swaths of data and who decides what to collect? For example, big data may help us cure cancer, but the ...

Brazos Wind Farm near Fluvanna, Texas. CREDIT: <a href="">Leaflet</a>

JUL 10, 2017 Podcast

The Earth Institute's Steven Cohen Offers Hope for a Sustainable Future

"I still believe that we're heading toward a renewable resource-based economy. I think that it's inevitable," declares Steven Cohen. How will we get there? A ...

Katarina Church and Stockholm Mosque, Stockholm, Sweden. CREDIT: <a href="">Poxnar/Wikimedia</a>

JUN 8, 2017 Podcast

James Traub on Immigrants and Refugees

What happens when Sweden, one of the most welcoming countries on Earth for migrants, simply runs out of beds? What are the unpleasant (and politically ...

MAY 11, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: China's Role in the World with Orville Schell

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Asia Society's Orville Schell discusses liberalism's decline, China-U.S. relations, and Xi Jinping's worldview. In this excerpt, Schell talks ...

U.S. Army scouts in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2006. CREDIT: <a href="">familymwr</a> <a href="">(CC)</a>

MAY 3, 2017 Podcast

Limiting Civilian Casualties as Part of a Winning Strategy

"Limiting civilian casualties is always morally and ethically the right thing to do," declares Joseph Felter, speaking from both his research and personal military experience. "...

APR 20, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: A Conversation on Scholars at Risk with Robert Quinn

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Scholars at Risk executive director Robert Quinn discusses how his organization is helping professors and students around the world. ...

APR 13, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: Threats to Liberal Democracy with Alexander Görlach

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Harvard’s Alexander Görlach discusses the rise of populism, fake news, and other threats to liberal democracy around ...

Orville Schell. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

MAR 21, 2017 Podcast

Orville Schell on China's Role in the World

Orville Schell has been reporting on China since 1970. In this wide-ranging and insightful conversation he looks at China and the U.S. exit from TPP; ...

MAR 9, 2017 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Future of Journalism with Charles Sennott

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, the GroundTruth Project's Charles Sennott discusses the future of journalism. In this excerpt, Sennott talks to journalist Stephanie Sy ...

Alexander Görlach. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

FEB 14, 2017 Podcast

Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy

In this wide-ranging and lively discussion, Alexander Görlach, founder of the debate magazine "The European," tackles the rise of populism and the far right ...