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.


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...
January 30, 2023

Meet the lucky restaurant born in the unluckiest of times

The Covid-19 pandemic created a turbulent economic climate that saw many U.S. businesses struggle to make ends meet, including those in the restaurant industry. So it must have come as a surprise to some in Washington D.C. to see the opening of a new Vietnamese […] Read More...
January 5, 2023

Very Asian Foundation encourages advocacy of Asian-Americans

  The Very Asian Foundation is an organization founded to shine a light on Asian experiences through advocacy and celebration. Since its inception earlier this year, the foundation has blossomed and is getting lots of support within and beyond the Asian community.  As a TV […] Read More...
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