Kristie Hang is a journalist, food/travel blogger, and TV host based in Los Angeles, California. She has written for CNN International and hosted segments that have appeared on Direct TV. She can be found on Eater, L.A. Weekly, CNN, LAist, Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, Investigation Discovery, and various other media sites. Kristie has reported live on the red carpet at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmy’s and featured as a food expert on Yahoo News, Paste, Nat Geo, USA Today, AFP News Agency, UStream, CCTV News, to name a few. She is fluent in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin. She is also the co-founder of the 626 Foodettes Blog, a hyperlocal food blog highlighting culinary options in the San Gabriel Valley through original reporting, photography, and other multimedia components.
Kristie holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Communication Studies and Asian Humanities and a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she has lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, and studied in Beijing at Tsinghua University. Kristie spends 3 months a year in Asia and has an affinity for bizarre foods. Whether it be yak meat, live octopus, or stir-fried bugs, she’s always up for the challenge. Stay up-to-date with the latest by following her travels and eats on her Instagram.