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

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.

USC takes the reins at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena (photos)

The museum is housed in a 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired mansion. USC plans to conduct extensive maintenance and upgrades at the site.

Orange County activists join fast for immigration reform (photos)

The fasting activists are also trying to pressure Orange County Republican Congress members into taking stronger stands for immigration reform.

Coachella Valley High considers facelift for 'Arab' mascot (photos)

Coachella Valley Unifed School District Superintendent Darryl Adams says a complaint from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee has the community rethinking their mascot's look.

Catholic faith buoys Filipino-American community following disaster

Faith plays a big role in lifting spirits and organizing disaster relief within the Filipino-American community, where two-thirds of the population is Catholic.

In Immigration News: legislation left gasping for air, activists fasting for immigration reform, cartoonist Lalo Alcarez joins "Bordertown"

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner indicated that if he has anything to do with it, comprehensive immigration reform legislation will not be passing this year.

Typhoon Haiyan: Former Tacloban residents pray, help organize relief (photos)

Nearly 200 active members of the An Taclobanon Association of Southern California come from the coastal city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: Local Filipino community desperate for news about survivors

There are still very few working lines of communication with the Philippines, but they're starting to open up. With that communication comes both relief and heartbreak.

Corporation plans to hire jobless veterans: Are they working? (photos)

Many companies say they want to give back to veterans who served the country. But some, including veterans, remain skeptical about the special hiring initiatives.

English learners demand slang; teachers try to keep up

When Americans talk about a movie, it could be a "bomb" or a "smash hit"... not to mention "da bomb." These are the kind of things English learners want to know.

LAX shooting: 1 dead, several still hospitalized

The confirmed death is that of a male “behavior detection officer” with the TSA, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.

Asian-Americans may need different body mass standards to measure health

Public health experts say obesity-related disorders like diabetes, hypertension and joint disease can strike Asian-Americans at lower weight levels.

Financial feud threatens OC Tet Festival

A dispute between festival organizers and the city of Garden Grove over bookkeeping and finances is threatening the popular Lunar New Year celebration.

What's behind the discovery of 2 rare oarfish within 1 week?

It remains a mystery why another oarfish has washed ashore on a SoCal beach within a week of the first. But one thing is known: the second fish was female.