Natalie Tso

Natalie Tso

Natalie is an award-winning journalist and the host and producer of Taiwan Insider, RTI's flagship video magazine that features news, interviews, and features. She is also host and producer of the award-winning audio program Taiwan Today. She has interviewed countless fascinating guests on her programs about Taiwan and China. 

Natalie has won 13 top awards and honors in her career. She was awarded Taiwan's most prestigious broadcasting award, the Golden Bell, three times as well as top awards in the UK and New York:

In 2011, her human trafficking documentary "Freeing Taiwan Slaves" won the 2011 Best Current Affairs Radio Documentary by the UK's Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) and the Gold Medal for Best News Documentary at the 2012 NY Festivals. She also won Taiwan's Golden Bell Award for Best Program Host on Social Issues for this groudbreaking series which featured victims telling their stories. 

Natalie's documentary "My Days at the Mental Ward" highlighted the voices of teens struggling with serious mental illnesses, enabling listeners to gain a deeper understanding of their perspectives. It was named 2013 Highly Commended Current Affairs Radio Documentary by the UK-based AIB and won a Silver Award for Best Program on Health/Medical Issues at the 2014 NY Festivals.

Her series "China's Weibo: Tiny Blogs, Huge Impact"  took an in-depth look at Weibo's impact on China. It was a finalist for 2012 Best Current Affairs Documentary at the UK's AIB and at the 2013 NY Festivals for Sci/Tech documentary.

The "Once Upon a Taiwan" series presented a bicultural family's take on western and Chinese holidays. It won 2013 Best Feature at Taiwan's Golden Bell Awards and a Bronze Award for Best Educational Program at the 2014 NY Festivals.

In 2014, Natalie acted in and co-produced Lost in Dutch Formosa, a fictional historical play about a bicultural family that accidentally travels back in time. It won Best Radio Play at the Golden Bell Awards and was named Highly Commended Creative Feature at the UK-based AIB. 

Her report "Can Humor Save Taiwan?" took a look at the culture of humor and Taiwan's charming approach towards diplomacy. It was a finalist for 2022 Best Special Report at the NY Festivals.

Most recently, "From Lithuania with Love" documented the amazing friendship between Lithuania and Taiwan and was a Finalist for Best Factual Podcast at the 2022 UK AIB awards.

Listen to her award-winning programs here.

Natalie was on the jury for the NY Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards between 2013-2015.

Natalie is also a writer. She has been a contributor to TIME Magazine and has published two books: Free To Be You: A Woman's Guide to Dreams, Love, and Self-Discovery and Free To Love: 10 Keys to a Revolution of our Love Culture.

Natalie has also been an English news anchor at Taiwan's Public Television Service (PTS).  

She grew up in California and graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics. 

Follow Natalie on Twitter @TsoNatalie  and on Facebook

Email: natalie (at) rti.org.tw