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
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca says he is changing his approach a day after the state Attorney General said local agencies have discretion over how to apply the federal policy.
California court workers are concerned about a new kind of financial scam that takes advantage of people's mortgage troubles. Ruxandra Guidi reports that immigrants, Latinos and African Americans are especially vulnerable.
Cook County, Illinois, may offer some lessons for the state of California when it comes to immigration enforcement.
A state lawmaker plans to introduce a new version of a bill that would bar police from turning over undocumented immigrants for deportation, except in serious criminal cases.
The Affordable Care Act is expected to expand access to Medi-Cal for millions of uninsured Californians in 2014. What’s at stake for communities of color?
Muslims consider alcohol sinful, or haraam. Despite this belief, some contend with alcohol abuse. And there’s a lack of culturally sensitive programs to address it.
Despite this week’s ceasefire, the flareup in violence between Israel and Gaza is prompting interfaith collaborations in the Los Angeles region. An upcoming event focuses on how Muslims and Jews regard the idea of “home.”
The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.
Thousands of people in the Southland will volunteer their time during this holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving, the busiest time in the year. But local nonprofits encourage people to volunteer in different ways beyond the holidays.
Latino Roman Catholic priests in Los Angeles are speaking up loudly in the current bipartisan chorus calling for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Orange County Human Relations Commission has tracked a rise in complaints of discrimination against blacks in the county.
The election gave political observers, pollsters, and activists plenty to talk about. A recent conference at Cal State, LA offered lessons about minority voters.
In each of the last three years, more than 7,000 kids from Mexico and Central America have illegally crossed the US-Mexico border alone. Many end up in California.
In the wake of the presidential election, some Republicans have become increasingly outspoken about the need for the party to change its stance on immigration.
As the Latino and Asian immigrant populations in the U.S. continue to grow, researchers are focusing on addressing health inequities among different groups.