Ruxandra Guidi Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Ruxandra Guidi is KPCC's Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter.
Guidi has a decade of experience working in public radio, print, and multimedia and has reported throughout California, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Ruxandra is a recipient of Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowship, which took her to Haiti for a series of stories about development aid and human rights in 2008. That year, she was also a finalist for the Livingston Award for International Reporting, given to U.S. journalists under 35 years of age.
After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she got her break in public radio by assisting independent radio producers The Kitchen Sisters. A couple of years later, she did field reporting and production work for the BBC public radio news program, The World. Her stories focused on Latin America, human rights, rural communities, immigration, popular culture and music.
Most recently, Guidi was a border reporter for the Fronteras Desk, a collaboration between public radio stations throughout the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border.
Throughout her journalism career, Guidi has also produced magazine features and radio documentaries for the BBC World Service in Spanish, National Public Radio, The Walrus Magazine, Guernica Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, World Vision Report, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Dispatches and Marketplace radio programs.
She’s a native of Caracas, Venezuela.
Stories by Ruxandra Guidi
New report by conservative group says reform would be costly. But it's based on old numbers -- and critics say it ignores key facts.
The Department of Homeland Security is ordering its border agents to verify that every arriving international student in the US has a valid visa.
Today, Downtown LA was the epicenter of support for immigration reform. But 35 miles to the east, in Orange County, a May Day protest brought together a small group of folks from the opposite camp.
While the U.S. Senate is in recess, Gang of Eight members John McCain of Arizona and Michael Bennett of Colorado headlined an immigration reform forum at USC.
Since his re-election, President Obama has vowed to work with lawmakers - including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus - on comprehensive immigration reform.
The growth trend among Latinos in California holds big political, economic and social implications for the state - and for the rest of the country
The news that former Cardinal Roger Mahony was involved in covering up the crimes of three priests in the 1980s has further angered victims of priest sex abuse.
Immigrants are starting to take advantage of the latest Obama administration immigration reform: the "provisional waiver" policy.
Sex trafficking is considered the world’s second most profitable illegal business, after the drug trade. Southern California is a trafficking hub.
Sergio Garcia, brought illegally to the U.S. as an infant, wants to practice law. The court's decision could set a new precedent.
Just three weeks before its popular Tet Festival, the City of Westminster doesn’t have the money to put on the culminating parade.
Major evangelical groups want Congress to pass immigration reform legislation. And they're asking Christians to look at biblical passages for solutions.
A top lobbyist for corporate interests in Washington has expressed support for comprehensive immigration reform.
Southland Catholics offer many responses to word that a court has ordered the LA Archdiocese to release files that identify priests accused of child molestation.
There is growing support and also criticism of the latest in a string of Obama Administration policies aimed towards reaching immigration reform.