Josie Huang Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

Josie Huang
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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

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.

In Immigration News: Latinos still searching for political clout, chances for reform in 2014, 'Anchorman' dog-eating joke

Latinos still face electoral hurdles in California - Associated Press Even with Latinos poised to become California's largest ethnic group in 2014, they lack political clout in surprising places.

LA's ban on plastic bags starts Jan. 1

LA's plastic-bag ban starts Jan. 1 in large grocery stores such as Ralph's and Von's and will expand to include smaller stores July 1.

Yelp adds health inspection grades to LA restaurant reviews

A new feature on Yelp lets diners know how restaurants rate on food hygiene.

Target credit card breach update: Some shoppers switch to cash

The chain said that accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec.15 may have been exposed.

LA gay couple to marry on Rose Parade's world stage

Danny LeClair and Aubrey Loots have always done things with panache, since the first time they laid eyes on each other on a dance floor fogged up with dry ice.

Lawsuit threatens activists' plan for Japanese detention center

Developer Snowball West says it wants to commemorate Japanese detainees, but not under restrictions ordained by the city

Lorde's Asian boyfriend upends stereotypes: The Internet responds

"Royals" singer Lorde caught a lot of online hate for her rumored boyfriend, James Lowe, but others saw an opportunity to attack racial biases.

Alhambra police use Chinese microblogging site Weibo

More than 2,000 people are following the Alhambra P.D.'s site since it officially launched this week

At USC, incubator program grooms Korean-American leaders of tomorrow

USC's Network of Korean-American Leaders has turned out more than 150 fellows since its inception in 2006.

Campaign to build a national Latino museum comes to LA

For something that doesn’t even exist, the National Museum of the American Latino sure is popular.

The Atomic and Troy Cafes: Legendary LA punk hangout faces wrecking ball (photos)

In the heart of Little Tokyo, at the corner of First and Alameda, is a plain-faced brick building with the wildest of backstories. Before long, it'll be history.

Sriracha hot sauce maker erects defiant banner in legal dispute (photos)

Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran hangs a banner at his Irwindale facility that reads “No tear gas made here."