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
Naturalized US citizens have quickly become a major voting block. Political observers predict Latino and Asian American voters hold the power to tip the election.
Just days before the election, more than two dozen Chinese youth came to Chinatown to knock on doors and encourage infrequent voters to head to the polls on Tuesday.
About 200 low-income parents are in a program called “Parent College.” It’s about educating parents to help their kids finish high school and head to college.
Religious congregations are among the first responders when natural disasters strike. A new report argues that these groups, at least in California, ought to engage in disaster recovery even more.
Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant communities in Los Angeles now have a voter’s guide available in eight different languages.
An estimated 20,000 worshipers came to Angel Stadium Friday to mark Eid al-Adha in one of the largest public gatherings for Muslim prayer in the U.S.
The original author of the legislation was in L.A. to continue building support for a law that would give legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth
Venezuelans in Southern California will be glued to the Internet and Spanish-language TV this Sunday, awaiting the results of the presidential election.
Today, SoCal Venezuelans will trek to San Francisco to vote. President Hugo Chavez seeks another term; how will Henrique Capriles fair?
For many young Burmese-Americans, the Nobel Peace Prize winner's visit suggests the promise of a truly democratic Burma, and an opportunity to return someday.
The Burmese pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has toured the United States for two weeks. This week, she’ll attend a much-awaited meeting with Southern California’s Burmese diaspora.
Supporters and opponents of the state immigration bill known as the TRUST Act are stepping up their arguments.
Coptic Christians in the Southland would rather forget about the man who allegedly made the film “Innocence of Muslims.” The arrest of the man known as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula keeps fueling the story that’s connected to violent unrest in the Islamic world.
News of yesterday's arrest of the alleged anti-Muslim filmmaker known as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is meeting with a mixed sense of relief from local Coptic Christians.
Street food vending in Los Angeles County is illegal, but Latino and immigrant vendors say they would like to find a way to sell food on sidewalks, as is allowed in other large cities across the US.