I’m Elise Hu. A political junkie since I was just a lowercase E, I covered the races and faces of Texas politics since 2006. After a few years as KVUE-TV’s state political reporter, I headed to The Texas Tribune, an online, nonprofit journalism outfit focusing on public policy and politics.

Through our partnerships at The Texas Tribune, I continue doing what I did at KVUE by distributing my work through Belo Corp-owned sister stations, KENS-TV (SA), KHOU-TV (Houston) and WFAA-TV (Dallas), where I’m a regular contributor to their Sunday morning politics program.

My work background includes time outside of Texas, too. I followed the political animals of South Carolina and their wild ways, covered the hurly-burly 2002 US Senate race between Jim Talent and Jean Carnahan in Missouri (Carnahan won) and spent much of my 5th grade year studying in great detail the presidential primary bid of former California Governor Jerry Brown.

I prefer prose over poetry, hobbies over habits and mayo over mustard. I love salmon nigiri, long chats with my mom and the time of year when the sun stays out real late.

Previously in my 28 years (and not in this order) I… lived with an Asian boy band (resulting in a lot of karaoke), worked as a teen model, lifted a lot of heavy gear to earn a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, consumed thousands of hot dogs, spent the strangest two years of my life in Spartanburg, South Carolina (where I actually covered a man-on-dog rape), got my homes and cars burglarized a combined four times, followed my jet-setting mom and dad on travels around the globe, interviewed Barack Obama in a bathroom, and in 2001, I started blogging when they were called “web journals”.

That proved to be a prescient decision.

Election Night 2006, waiting for Perry victory party to start

Election Night 2006, waiting for Perry victory party to start


Home email: elisehu@gmail.com
Work email: ehu@texastribune.org
Skype: elisehu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/elisewho

One Response to “About”

  1. Jim Says:

    Dude, excited about all the changes you’ve got going on. New job, new blog, new phase in life. Congrats on it all and can’t wait to see you next time (Netherlands???)


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