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
The front rows were taken by those who would be sworn in as citizens, waving small American flags during the entire ceremony.
A boat carrying 20 immigrants has landed in El Segundo — pretty far north of Tijuana, where the smuggling boat allegedly began its journey.
Five men from the MacArthur Park area were recently arrested for allegedly making, distributing and selling fake IDs, mostly to immigrants.
Twenty people were scheduled to be sentenced Monday for running a scheme in which illegal immigrants would pay to marry American women and get green cards.
Last month, Arab and Syrian groups asked officials for Temporary Protected Status in the U.S., which would grant refugees asylum until they could return safely or apply for U.S. citizenship.
Many Syrians in L.A. have been campaigning for the removal of Dr. Hazem Chehabi from the UC Irvine Foundation board over his connection to the Syrian government.
Some in Boyle Heights contend that too many alcohol outlets have operated for years in their neighborhood, and now activists are trying to do something about it.
The 1979 Iranian Revolution brought thousands of exiles to Los Angeles — among them, a poet who has continued to keep the Persian poetry tradition alive.
L.A. County’s largest landfill is gearing up for closure, which means that starting in 2013, 20,000 tons of trash a day will be taken to the Imperial Valley desert.
The LAPD's new car impound policy, which was seen as a compromise between police and immigrant advocacy groups, is now the subject of a lawsuit.
Members of the military get high priority when they’re seeking to become U.S. citizens, but that’s not always true for their families.
Koreatown residents showed up en masse Wednesday at City Hall to argue for their inclusion in a single council district.
Nelson Avila Lopez could not escape gang affiliation nor his illegal status, and last year, he was detained by immigration authorities and processed for deportation.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has revised its standards for how detained immigrants are treated for the first time since 2008.
A new study has found that the number of mosques in America has grown by 74 percent over the course of a decade, especially in major population centers.