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

SoCal Ukrainians divided over future of home country

Ukrainian-Americans disagree over the role Russia should have in the southern peninsula of Crimea, or the rest of the country.

Oscars 2014: Women, minorities changing the look of the Academy — slowly

The vast majority of Academy members are white, male and over 60. But an effort is underway to include more women and people of color.

In Immigration News: Meet Gov. Brewer, pregnant moms without papers, pathway to legal status

Pew finds broad support for immigrants - Politico A new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday shows that 73 percent of Americans back a path to legal status (including 64 percent of Republicans.

UCLA, USC students band together after racist fliers hit campuses

More than 120 UCLA and USC students attended a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss racist, sexist fliers sent to each school.

The debate over Little Arabia: What’s in a name?

The idea of branding Little Arabia has caught on with city leaders eager to promote another facet of Anaheim beyond Disneyland.

Immigrant drivers worry about having the right papers to apply for licenses

California is the biggest state to allow immigrants without legal status to apply for driver’s licenses. But regulators still need to write the rules, and some immigrants are concerned the finalized law might not work as intended.

In Immigration News: A discharge petition, Voting Rights amendment and teens' immigration mural

Proposed Voting Rights Fix May Leave Latinos Vulnerable at Polls - NBC News Last year, the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act that required federal supervision of nine states that have a record of discrimination against minorities at the polls.

Dodgers announcer Jaime Jarrin pitches broadband access to Latinos

As the Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers, Jaime Jarrin is known for calling plays . But in a new public service campaign, Jarrin’s the one making the pitch.

Farmers press for action on immigration (Full report)

Drought may be drying up their crops, but farmers in California and beyond say they face as great a threat far from home: inaction on immigration reform.

Republicans on mission to win over Asian-American voters

GOP officials, trying to reclaim a once-dependable voting bloc, recently held an outreach session at Grace Ministries in Fullerton, where some 6,000 Korean-Americans worship.

Report draws picture of California's 'creative economy'

The latest Otis Report on the Creative Economy shows that creative industries contributed nearly 8 percent of the state's Gross State Product in 2012.

The 626 Night Market branches out beyond the San Gabriel Valley

The popular Asian-themed night market will hold events in Orange County and downtown Los Angeles.

College fund will pay for Dreamers to go to Long Beach schools

The scholarship fund co-founded by former Washington Post owner Donald Graham will pay for 1,000 students to go to college

Hollywood's 'The Black List' to scout diverse crop of TV writers

The Black List plans to identify the best writers from "underserved groups" for TBS and TNT.

'America the Beautiful' in Arabic: Coke Super Bowl ad stirs controversy

Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad featuring multilingual "America the Beautiful" is polarizing audiences. Check out the various language versions of the song here.