Jason Strother

Jason Strother

Reporter Jason Strother is a freelance multimedia journalist who has reported from both sides of the Korean peninsula since moving to Seoul in 2006.

He makes frequent work trips around Asia and has also filed from Brazil. 

He got his start in the business as a producer at a 24-hour cable news channel in the Bronx, but always wanted the life of a foreign correspondent.  

He is also an adjunct professor of journalism at Montclair State University in his home state of New Jersey. 

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

More warning signs on Korean peninsula

North Korea said today that military acts are pushing Korea to the brink of war, but China warned against such acts near its coastline. Three days ago North Korean artillery shelled South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. The World's Jason Strother has more.

Global Politics

Koreas trade artillery fire

North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire today in one of the most dramatic confrontations between the two since the Korean War ended without a peace treaty. Reporter Jason Strother has reaction from South Korea.

Global Politics

Pudgy leader for North Korea?

Very little is known about the son of North Korea's Kim Jong Il. A few pictures have emerged showing the rather pudgy young man. Jason Strother reports North Koreans are asking questions about the son's girth while the rest of the country goes hungry.

Global Politics

Life in Brazil's favelas

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says that during his administration millions of people were lifted out of poverty, including those living in Rio's notorious favelas. Reporter Jason Strother visited the Rocinha favela, to find out what residents think.

Global Politics

Brazilians miss Japan

Japan's government has been paying Brazilian immigrants to go home and stay home. But many who have gone home don't feel like they fit in. They want to go back to Japan. Jason Strother reports from Sao Paolo.

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