Frances Kuo

Frances Kuo

Frances Kuo is a correspondent and producer for CGTN America where she’s worked since 2014.

She’s covered major international stories including the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Presidential election of Joe Biden and U.S.-China trade issues. She focuses on enterprise stories that profile interesting people and trends across the U.S. and beyond.

Previously, she spent five years working as a reporter and producer for NBC News Channel, where she worked on the Foreign Desk and had the opportunity to cover the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Prior to NBC, she spent 10 years as a reporter and fill-in anchor at various local TV stations across the U.S.

She also has extensive experience in academia, having worked as an adjunct professor in journalism and communication theory. She currently serves as a frequent lecturer and mentor at the Washington, D.C. bureau of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Frances speaks Mandarin Chinese and French, which she studied in Paris during her junior year in college. Spanish is still a work in progress!

She’s a proud alumna of Cornell University and Northwestern University.


September 27, 2023

How ‘Immigrant Food’ restaurant in DC promotes social justice

  “Our food is a fusion menu that brings together the best of the gastronomies of what immigrants brought to this country,” Peter Schechter, Co-founder of Immigrant Food, said.  “Immigrant Food” restaurant is located near the White House in Washington, D.C., aiming to fight for […] Read More...
August 2, 2023

Mushrooms and sustainability

  Joe Weber, a Chicago business owner, sees mushrooms as the future of sustainable agriculture. His business “Four Star Mushrooms” grows seven varieties to serve over 100 restaurants and groceries in Chicago. He explains how mushrooms can help with sustainability. Read More...
July 11, 2023

Behind D.C.’s first Ukrainian restaurant

During a time of conflict in his home country, one chef is bringing his passion for cooking and Ukrainian culture to Washington, D.C. CGTN’s Frances Kuo meets the executive chef of the city’s first Ukrainian restaurant. Read More...
March 30, 2023

Making sustainable chocolate in Virginia

Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world, but it also has a dark side. The industry is considered one of the most detrimental to the environment and least sustainable because of deforestation and abusive labor practices. A couple in Virginia founded […] Read More...
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