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

'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.

'Paris By Night,' a bridge between Vietnam and adopted lands

Playing would-be lovers, singers Duy Truong and Huong Thuy sashay on the stage at the Pechanga Casino and Resort, as a full band keeps beat.

Congressman enters fray over monument to Korean comfort women

Rep. Adam Schiff has called on John Kerry to confront the Japanese government about Korean women and others forced into sexual slavery by its military during World War 2.

From bok choy to daikon: Fresh, affordable produce to suit Asian tastes

Subscribers to the Roots C.S.A. receive fresh Asian produce such as daikon and Napa cabbage grown by Asian-American farmers

Anaheim council rejects calling for stop to deportations (updated)

Officials in Orange County's biggest city turned down a proposal to call for a stop to deportations by the Obama administration. Instead, council members reaffirmed their past stated support for comprehensive immigration reform at their meeting.

Bilingual classes gives older immigrants better shot at citizenship

In the civics class she teaches in Koreatown, Theresa Jung speaks in Korean before switching seamlessly to English.

Seeing none, Korean-American community works to recruit foster parents

A shortage of Korean-speaking foster parents spurs a partnership between the county's Department of Family and Child Services and Korean organizations.

LA artist brings immigrant labor into focus

The son of Mexican immigrants knows his subject and tries to throw a spotlight on the "invisible" men and women who make many an affluent L.A. household hum.

CDC ramps up study of Asian-American health

A complete picture on the health of Asian-Americans can be hard to come by.

#HowIMetYourRacism: How Asian-Americans on Twitter are telling Hollywood to back off

Have Asian-Americans found their voice on social media? The recent backlash against ethnic portrayals in "How I Met Your Mother" suggests something is happening.

Northridge: Quake readiness ranges widely at 'Epicenter U'

At Cal State Northridge, site of major damage from the 1994 quake, memories have faded and earthquake preparedness varies widely. It's a common thing, experts say.

In Immigration News: Renewed hopes for reform, Spanish speakers and the ObamaCare rollout, tailoring horror for Latino audiences

Watch Out: Immigration Could Still Happen in 2014 - U.S. News and World Report New year, new hope. Immigration rights activists are saying that 2014 may the year for comprehensive immigration reform -- even though pols will be busy with mid-term elections.

In Immigration News: Immigrant allowed to practice law, border searches of electronic devices and Asian-American millennials

Calif. Supreme Court rules undocumented law school grad can join State Bar - Southern California Public Radio Sergio Garcia won his bid to practice law on Thursday morning, after a years-long fight.

Calif. Supreme Court grants law license to undocumented law school grad (updated)

Sergio Garcia calls the ruling "wonderful"; he had challenged a 1996 federal law that bars people living in the country illegally from receiving the professional license.

In Immigration News: Controversial Latino PAC shutters, the first-ever Hmong-American US judge, Latino superhero series lives on

California Latino Caucus closes one of its fundraising PACs - Sacramento Bee On the last day of the year, a controversial political action committee tied to the Legislature's Latino Caucus shut down.