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
A rule change would allow undocumented immigrants seeking visas to file paperwork while in the United States, instead of in heir home countries.
Conducting and presenting oral histories reveals to UC Irvine students some ways that Vietnamese culture adapted when it arrived in America.
Two new California laws allow some undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license and to apply for financial aid at public universities.
Syrian-American activists from the Los Angeles area have traveled to distribute aid at the Turkish-Syrian border. The latest local mission returns in early January.
Around 2,000 members of a little-known Muslim minority group plan to meet in Chino this weekend for its annual convention
Ever wondered what happens to unsold Christmas trees? They could end up at a wild animal sanctuary in the Angeles National Forest.
More than 4,000 meals were served to working class and homeless people in Skid Row during LA Mission’s Christmas Eve tradition that’s now on its 20th year.
Since the summer, fewer immigrants in Los Angeles County are subject to deportation by federal immigration courts. This trend holds across the country, too.
The state bill called the TRUST Act would require local law enforcement to release undocumented immigrants who’ve been arrested once they post bond, as long as they have no serious convictions.
The Jewish Home in Reseda is a maze of gardens, residences and medical facilities serving 2,600 seniors. It relies on volunteers for much of that service.
Thousands of fans flocked to the Gibson Amphitheater just over a week after the beloved banda singer died in a plane crash.
A new report suggests that the presidential election did little to change Americans’ public opinion of the Mormon faith. even after Mitt Romney's run for president.
The US Census is starting to track indigenous Hispanic populations more closely. For many, identity rests on their indigenous heritage, not where they are from.
For the first time, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will follow Mexican tradition and offer a late-night Mass for the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
A policy shift at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has provoked responses among people on many sides of the immigration issue.