Author: Kathy Vitale

Kathy Vitale is a freelance journalist based in Shanghai.

She moved to China in October 2011. Ever since she landed in Asia, she's been traveling, writing or studying Mandarin.

Kathy is an Emmy award-winning television news producer. For four years, she worked at NBC affiliate, 9News/KUSA in Denver, Colorado.

She covered stories from the Democratic National Convention and the Rockies vs. Red Sox World Series, to Colorado wildfires and Balloon Boy.

Prior to her work in Denver, she started her TV career in Tyler, Texas at ABC-affiliate KLTV 7News. She learned quickly that East Texas was about as foreign as China.

Kathy is passionate about storytelling and believes this side of the world has plenty of them to share.

You can find more of her stories on her blog:

Latest Posts

18 drinks China can't live without

18 drinks China can't live without

Our favorite? Cheese, salt, chocolate and milk -- all in one cup
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H.O.G.s hit highways: Meet the Chinese Harley-Davidson fanatics

Kitted out with helmets, leather pants, jackets and thundering iconic motorbikes, these American-style knights of the road are a sight to behold on Chinese thoroughfares
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Tate Dining Room and Bar
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American Southwest photo
A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds