Adrienne Shih


Hailing from Taipei, Taiwan, I’m a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where I earned dual bachelors degrees in Political Economy and Legal Studies. 

Currently, I’m an embedded audience engagement editor at the Los Angeles Times, based out of the company’s Washington, D.C. bureau. I’m always looking for innovative ways to present our journalists’ top-notch work to our audience around the world.

Most recently, I was the social media and engagement editor at Foreign Policy magazine, where I lead all social media initiatives and oversaw the company’s digital properties and platforms.

While at UC Berkeley, I worked at the Daily Californian, the campus’ independent student newspaper. After serving as a general assignment news reporter my freshman year, I went on to lead the Berkeley city beat, coordinating coverage of local city government and municipal elections. I was the executive city news editor in Spring 2016 and online managing editor of the paper in Spring 2017.

Previously, I interned at the Washington Post, working on the social media and audience development desk. I’ve also worked on CNN's digital social team. I was also an intern at CNN Politic, based out of the company's Washington, D.C. bureau, during the tail end of the 2016 election season. 

I’m a proud member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Online News Association.

Mentorship has played a crucial role in my own career, so I’m always looking for opportunities to pay it forward: I’m a mentor for AAJA’s Mentor Match program, as well as for the ICFJ & Microsoft News Labs Reporting Grant in Immersive Storytelling. Please feel free to reach out to me if you’d ever like to chat about post-grad life and early career advice!

In my free time, I enjoy traveling—I finished a three-week Amtrak trip around the country, visiting 11 cities and crashing on exactly 4 friends' couches. You can find me in a secondhand bookstore or at my favorite cafe—probably planning my next trip around the world. I’m also an avid reader (you can see what I’ve been reading here 📚).