Elise Hu

Elise Hu is a reporter who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR's on-air, online and multimedia platforms.

She joined NPR in 2011 to coordinate the digital development and editorial vision for the StateImpact network, a state government reporting project focused on member stations.

Before joining NPR, she was one of the founding reporters who helped launch The Texas Tribune, a non-profit digital news startup devoted to politics and public policy. While at the Tribune, Hu oversaw television partnerships and multimedia projects; contributed to The New York Times' expanded Texas coverage and pushed for editorial innovation across platforms.

An honors graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism, she previously worked as the state political reporter for KVUE-TV in Austin, WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, and reported from Asia for the Taipei Times.

Her work has earned a Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, a National Edward R. Murrow award for best online video, beat reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press and The Austin Chronicle once dubiously named her the "Best TV Reporter Who Can Write."

Outside of work, Hu is an adviser to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where she keeps up with emerging media and technology as a panelist for the Knight News Challenge.

Follow her on Twitter @elisewho.

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3:14pm

Thu October 24, 2013
All Tech Considered

A Diagram Of HealthCare.gov, Based On The People Who Built It

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 10:52 am

An attempt to draw out the various parts of HealthCare.gov's tech system, based on the testimony of its contractors.
Elise Hu NPR

One of the major issues that's emerged since the failed rollout of HealthCare.gov is that there was no lead contractor on the project. (CGI Federal was the biggest contractor — awarded the most expensive contract — but says it did not have oversight over the other parts of the system.) Instead, the quarterbacking was left to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a subagency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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3:17pm

Wed October 23, 2013
All Tech Considered

U.K. Official Urges U.S. Government To Adopt A Digital Core

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 4:43 pm

Mike Bracken is executive director of digital for the U.K. government.
Lisbon Council Flickr

2:12pm

Mon October 21, 2013
All Tech Considered

The HealthCare.gov 'Tech Surge' Is Racing Against The Clock

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 8:10 am

HealthCare.gov has been plagued with problems since the health insurance exchange site opened Oct. 1.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

A "tech surge" is underway to help clean up the code of the error-plagued HealthCare.gov site.

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11:28am

Fri October 18, 2013
All Tech Considered

Tech Week That Was: Surveillance Scope, Apple's Retail Hire

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 12:59 pm

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is moving to Apple, where she will head the company's retail division.
Mark Lennihan AP

It's time for your Friday week in review, a look at the big headlines and conversation in the tech and culture space.

ICYMI

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9:08am

Fri October 11, 2013
All Tech Considered

Tech Week That Was: Health Site Stumbling, Twitter's Roots

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:53 am

Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

It's Friday, which means we're rounding up the tech headlines and our NPR coverage of technology and culture this week.

ICYMI

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