Shako Liu starts today as a staff reporter for The Register Citizen in Torrington, and will be covering the Northwest Corner region of Connecticut for Digital First Media publications including The Register Citizen and Litchfield County Times.
Liu graduated in May with a master’s degree in journalism from the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California, and she recently relocated from Los Angeles to Torrington.
At USC, she was active in the Asian American Journalists Association and the Online News Association. Previously, she graduated from the Beijing Language and Cultural University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
For the past year, Liu contributed video journalism projects to L.A. Weekly and produced articles and radio pieces about China and North Korea for The Atlantic and KCRW, a National Public Radio affiliate in California, respectively.
Liu is a native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese, and is proficient in Japanese and English.