Steve Herman is a veteran broadcast correspondent who has lived in Asia continuously since 1990 and is the Voice of America's bureau chief in Bangkok, covering the Southeast Asia region.
From 2010 until mid-2013, Steve was VOA's Northeast Asia bureau chief, based in Seoul, covering the Korean peninsula and Japan.
His Twitter coverage from Fukushima in March, 2011 was picked up by other major media news outlets.
Herman spent nine days, in July 2013, reporting from North Korea.
Herman was VOA's South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, India 2007-2010. Prior to taking his post in India, Herman was based in Japan for many years, reporting for VOA and other broadcasters. He is a former AP staff newsman in West Virginia and in Washington, D.C. at the wire service's Broadcast Center.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Ask intelligent questions.
How has social media improved your life?
It has wrecked my life!
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Just dive in. You'll get the hang of it eventually.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I don't like using "4" for "for."
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
For VOA News, Steve's Twitter feed is the news organization's one man wire service in Asia for breaking news. The Daily Dot named Steve as one of the ten "must follow" journalists on Twitter. Foreign Policy magazine in 2011 placed Steve on its Twitterati 100 list.