Hsia added Oxygen Digital to her purview in 2013 and quickly picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Multiplatform Storytelling for digital video series “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen.” And then there’s Bravo’s first foray into the social commercial space with #GiggysBFF, a social vignette which debuted in March during commercial breaks of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Hsia says daily exercise is key to keeping life balance: “Of course this has the added benefit of allowing me to eat enthusiastically for the rest of the day!”
How do you define a successful career?
For me, a successful career means the ability to adapt to the always changing tides. I started out as a documentary filmmaker, which evolved to television news and now I’m in digital media. Even though the medium moved from 16mm film to beta tapes to HTML5, the storytelling remained constant. It’s important to adapt and embrace change.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Working out every day before my son wakes up is a gift. Some days I go running with friends, other days I catch up on shows and media on the exercise bike. Of course this has the added benefit of allowing me to eat enthusiastically for the rest of the day!
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
In another life, I was a documentary filmmaker. More often than not, you’ll find me at film festivals or screenings. Plus, I serve on the board of the Tribeca Film Institute which supports the work of emerging storytelling talent. I find that level of passion and dedication it takes to make these projects very inspiring!