Josie Huang Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

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Josie Huang is an Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she produced and reported for the station's Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.

Huang came to KPCC from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where she was a reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show. Before that, she reported for the Portland (Me.) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs.

Huang grew up in Maryland and Taiwan and went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She's happy to be near relatives, great cuisine and stand-up comedy venues.


Stories by Josie Huang

Angelenos press Obama to take broad action on immigration

A town hall downtown L.A. Wednesday drew hundreds, including immigrants rights groups, politicians and law enforcement officials.

Emmys 2014: Little diversity among winners

Top-nominated Orange is the New Black gets shut out. Sofia Vergara's 'diversity' bit gets panned by some viewers.

40 percent of nation's Vietnamese immigrants call California home

A quarter of the country's Vietnamese immigrants live in Orange, Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties.

Bound by freeways, Chinatown pedestrians face heightened danger

As a retiree without a car, Grace Yin walks the streets of Chinatown every day, and never lets her guard down. Everywhere, she said, there are careless drivers. A relative was hit crossing Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue several years ago.

CicLAvia and gentrification: Eastside expansion troubles some residents

Since 2010, thousands of bicyclists have embraced CicLAVia events. But as event organizers plan their first foray into the Eastside, reactions have ranged from trepidation to resentment.

2 years after the start of DACA, haves and have-nots

More than 560,000 young immigrants have received temporary legal status under deferred action since 2012. But among the estimated 10 million that the program doesn't cover are young people who narrowly missed eligibility. In last two years, their lives have taken different directions.

Glendale wins legal battle over monument to WW II 'comfort women'

The bronze monument to women who worked in Japanese military brothels during WW II will stay in Glendale's Central Park.

Most Asian immigrants bypass deportation help

An estimated 1.3 million Asians are in the country illegally, but most are not applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

In immigration news: Executive action, GOP political dilemma, migrant children and trauma

How far can the President go on executive actions? Why would he make a move before the mid-term elections?

In immigration news: Influx of migrant children eases, court backlog continues

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 70 percent of Americans think immigrants in the country threaten its culture, economy. Immigration courts deal with bottleneck of migrant children's cases. States offer to house these children as they are placed with sponsors.

Khmer Rouge verdicts offers bittersweet relief to SoCal Cambodians

The only two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime left to stand trial were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. They still face a separate trial on charges of genocide.

In immigration news: Jeh Johnson's summer, Rand Paul and 'Dreamers,' visa limits, and more

Homeland Security Chief Steps Into Immigration Divide. Rand Paul denies fleeing 'Dreamers.' High-tech firms seek to lift visa limits.

In immigration news: Steve King confronted, temporary shelters to close, the Latino vote, more

A woman with deferred deportation status confronts conservative Congressman Steve King. Three large temporary shelters to deal with the border surge are closing. What the Latino vote means in the mid-term elections.

In immigration news: GOP's next steps, Mexico pressed to tighten border, cash for legal status

How will the GOP act on immigration as the mid-term elections approach. Mexico is pressed to tighten border, as US deals with influx of Central American migrants. A former immigration officer is convicted for taking cash bribes in exchange for granting legal status.

Women in film: Latinas more likely to appear nude, study says

A study of the top 100 grossing films in 2013, by USC's Annenberg school, found that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented and Latinas sexualized on screen.