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

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."

Judge orders Sriracha hot sauce maker to get rid of smell

The order requires sauce maker Huy Fong Foods to stop any operations that could be causing the odors and make changes to mitigate them. Read the full judge's order here.

LA political, religious leaders fast for immigration reform (photos)

Dozens of fast participants squeezed into a chapel within the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, invited by Archbishop Jose Gomez, himself a Mexican immigrant.

Gays and lesbians fight to join Vietnamese Tet parade in Westminster

Vietnamese-American Federation attorneys successfully fought a bid to force the parade organizers to include a gay rights contingent in the 2013 event.

In Immigration News: Obama rallies for reform in SF, public stands behind 'path to citizenship,' Katy Perry's geisha act and more

President Obama gives speech on immigration reform on Monday in San Francisco, he'll have to make up for lost credibility among advocates. This and more.

In immigration news: Lower tuition denied in AZ, Hulu targets Latinos, awards for 'hackathon' coders, more

College students in Arizona without legal status will have to keep paying for tuition with out-of-state rates, now that the Board of Regents has rejected a cost rejection. This and more.

LA coders win prize in Zuckerberg's 'hackathon' for Dreamers

The 25-hour competition challenged young programmers, brought illegally to the US as children, to come up with ways to help the immigration reform movement.