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
It’s not a holiday, but it sounds like one. National Voter Registration Day, a public-private partnership of more than 700 groups across the country, aims to motivate Americans to vote this fall.
The Vatican today announced a new leader for the Diocese of Orange County--Bishop Kevin Vann of of Fort Worth, Texas, who will succeed retiring Bishop Tod Brown.
A Texas bishop is the choice to head the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Kevin William Vann of the Diocese of Ft. Worth now will lead Orange County Catholics.
Brown has a couple more weeks to decide whether he’ll sign the law, which would prohibit local law enforcement from detaining undocumented immigrants unless they have serious criminal convictions.
Less than two months before the Nov. 6 election, a coalition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander organizations is reaching out to California voters.
USC has begun the biggest redevelopment project in its 132-year history, promising new student housing, revitalized retail space, and 12,000 new jobs.
The first Korean-Armenian Cultural Festival planned for this weekend in La Crescenta, a largely immigrant town northeast of Glendale, hosts its first Koreans and Armenian heritage festival this weekend.
Egyptians from the Muslim majority and the Coptic minority in LA are denouncing the current wave of attacks throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
News reports identify the Southern California man behind the Anti-Muslim film that’s sparked protests and violence in the Middle East as a Coptic Christian from Egypt. Many Southland Copts say they don’t know him, but they do regret that Nakoula Bassely Nakoula has presented their faith in a bad light.
The hit Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon” opens a two-and-a-half-month engagement at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater. What do local Mormons make of it?
Immigrants who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault may have a tougher time applying for visas that allow them to stay in the United States legally.
A federal judge in Los Angeles agreed to hear a class-action lawsuit on behalf of mentally-disabled immigrants in detention who lack legal representation.
Dozens of activists gathered outside of the Mens’ Jail in downtown LA Thursday to rally for a state bill that would curb enforcement of immigration law.
The Orange County Human Relations Commission says there were 64 hate crime reports in Orange County last year.
A state bill prohibiting local law enforcement from detaining illegal immigrants without serious criminal records has gained support of the Los Angeles City Council.