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

An Inside Pass to Hello Kitty Con

Sanrio held its first-ever official Hello Kitty Convention timed to the iconic cartoon character’s 40th birthday. Some 25,000 people converged on downtown Los Angeles over four days.

Old con resurfaces in LA: 'Chinese blessing' scam targets the elderly

Investigators say Chinese criminals on tourist visas exploit elderly, superstitious women. Here's how the scam works and how to avoid being a victim.

In immigration news: Ariz. town works for ICE, church sanctuaries, TV's families of color, more

An Arizona town will manage the largest detention center being built in South Texas. A Mexican man facing deportation stays at a Denver church. Are there more families of color on TV?

Chivas USA disbands after 10 troubled years; LA to get new team

Chivas USA was formed in 2004 and targeted L.A.'s large Hispanic population. The team finished seventh in the nine-team Western Conference with a 9-19-6 record.

LA’s Thai Town, only one in US, turns 15

Thai immigrants started settling around neighborhood half a century ago, drawn by Hollywood.

Gang tensions upset LA’s Pacific Islander community

Community leaders and police are trying to quash rumors of a Samoan-Tongan gang war.Two shooting incidents and social media speculation have heightened the conflict.

In immigration news: Executive action said not to be final, Oregon driver cards, federal detainers, more

The White House says not to jump to conclusions about executive action. Oregon voters will decide whether to allow drivers' licenses for immigrants in the country illegally, and more.

In immigration news: Haitian family reunification, Kansas election battle, unaccompanied minors

The Obama administration expedites family reunification for Haitians, Kansas Democrats target "immigration warrior" in the mid-terms, and more.

Hong Kong protesters get Los Angeles support

Some 500 supporters of the Hong Kong protests, many of them students, rally in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park.

In immigration news: Arizona policies in court, Obamacare coverage, driver's licenses

Obama administration to weigh in Arizona immigration policies in court. Advocates say immigrants weren't given proper warning they could lose Obamacare coverage. N.J. Gov. Christie asked to allow driver's licenses for immigrants in country illegally.

Immigrants without legal status able to apply for professional licenses in CA

A new California law requires that, no later than 2016, about 40 state boards must consider applicants, even if they lack legal immigration status.

Sears project stirs gentrification talk in Boyle Heights

A plan to turn the historic Sears building into a mixed-use space has created concerns about gentrification. But some say that Boyle Heights will be more resistant to change than other neighborhoods.

California DMV hiring 900 to serve immigrant drivers

The DMV is also opening four new processing centers and putting employees through diversity training.

California DMV moving forward with immigrant driver's licenses

California DMV moves forward with immigrant driver's licenses, after feds approve design changes

Not just for adults: 80 kids take citizenship oath

Children become eligible for naturalization if their foreign-born parents naturalize, or if they've been adopted by Americans.