Josie Huang Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Josie Huang is an Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she produced and reported for the station's Take Two show.
Huang came to KPCC from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where she was a reporter and co-host of the afternoon drive-time news show. Before that, she reported for the Portland (Me.) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts. Her most memorable 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 is excited to be in SoCal, near relatives, great Asian cuisine and stand-up comedy venues.
Stories by Josie Huang
Veterans who've already gained a toehold in the entertainment business are helping newcomers break in, and the rest of the industry may be following suit. Josie Huang reports.
In Hollywood, it's all about who you know, but that can be tough for military veterans trying to break into the industry. Now some veterans are building their own networks.
South Korean voters have elected Park Geun-hye to be the country's first female president. Producer Josie Huang was in Koreatown this morning to ask residents how they feel about the election.
Traffic may be easing thanks to the new toll lanes on the 110 freeway, but drivers are still confused by how the lanes work. Josie Huang reports
A new drug policy for thoroughbreds and a debate over who knows what’s best for the horses is creating buzz at Santa Anita Park ahead of the Breeders' Cup.
More than 9,000 K-pop fans descended on the Verizon amphitheater in Irvine this weekend for one of the largest K-POP events ever held outside Korea.
In a new series called "Props to You," we'll explain what the measure contains. Today, we'll cover Proposition 35, which stiffens penalties for those found guilty of human trafficking.
To celebrate its 100th birthday, the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel finally gets landmark status from the City of Beverly Hills.
Chiles from Hatch Valley, NM have a huge following in California. Fans wait all year to buy hot peppers ranging from mild to extra-extra hot. We tried the so-called Double X.
One week in of Obama's "deferred action" immigration law, demand for the program shows no sign of letting up. KPCC's Josie Huang reports.
The 2012 Olympics are over, but the state of California is still aglow from its gold medal wins. How did California stack up with other states? Well, let's just say - its athletes made a lot of trips to the podium.
The first 626 Night Market in April was a logistical nightmare. But despite all the problems, the city gave organizers a second chance. Josie Huang reports.
There's a new study on obesity that caught our eye this morning. It makes the bold claim that modern day hunter hatherers in East Africa burn as many calories a day as sedentary office workers here in America. The study compared populations and found that both groups tend to use the same amount of energy, suggesting that America's obesity has more to do with what we eat — not how much we sit.
Race walking may look funny, but it is no joke. Olympian race walker John Nunn walk tens of miles as fast as top runners, swiveling his hips, pumping his arms to maximize speed. Watch video of him teaching a reporter how to race walk.
News of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises," is rippling across the country. Reporter Josie Huang went out to the ArcLight Cinema in Pasadena today to survey the scene and find out how local moviegoers are reacting.