Hannah Bae worked for 10 years as a journalist before she decided to take a plunge, quit her full-time job at CNN, and pursue her creative passion of telling stories about Korean American culture and identity. She is an Open City fellow in narrative nonfiction for the Asian American Writers' Workshop and the president of Asian American Journalists Association's New York chapter. She is at work on a memoir. Follow her on Twitter here.
Hannah's recent publications include the essay “Survival Mode” in the nonfiction anthology “(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation on Mental Health” (Algonquin Young Readers) as well as “The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul” (food and drinks chapter co-editor/writer).
While she was in the world of breaking news, she worked full-time for CNN Business, Newsday and the U.S. State Department. She started her journalism career in Seoul on a Princeton-in-Asia fellowship that led to full-time editor positions at some of South Korea’s largest news organizations and freelance work with The Associated Press, CNN Travel, Getty Images, Eater and other clients.
Hannah is also an illustrator whose work can be found on Goldthread, Tricycle.org, SupChina and EatDrinkDraw.com, the website she runs with her husband, Adam Oelsner.