Born and raised in Beijing, Wufei Yu is a bilingual journalist based in New Mexico. He often reports on sports, outdoor adventures, the American West, and everything related to China.
Now an editorial intern at High Country News, Wufei has written for The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Rolling Stone, South China Morning Post, SupChina, Searchlight New Mexico, Eurasianet, and more. His on-the-ground reporting usually coordinates with visuals snapped by his DSLR, gimbal&action cam, and smartphone. He also edits a bi-weekly newsletter for Chinese Storytellers.
In 2019, Wufei's sports writing earned him AIPS (International Sports Press Association) Top 15 Young Reporter Under 30 in Writing, ranked 2nd in Asia. Before coming to the United States in 2018, he was a researcher at NBC News Beijing Bureau.
His wanderlust and craze for the outdoors have brought him to 37 countries. In his spare time, Wufei can be caught rock climbing indoors or outdoors, road running while listening to decades-old Backstreet Boys tracks, or scoping his 38th destination for post-pandemic roaming.