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 president of Little Tokyo’s Japanese American Cultural and Community Center has resigned, leaving behind a scandal at one of L.A.’s largest ethnic organizations.
Social, political and economic conditions are ripe now for the creation of a third political party—a Latino party. So says a polemical ethnic studies professor at UC Riverside.
Federal immigration enforcement agents are suing their own agency over the policy, but immigration activists vow they’ll work hard to maintain it as is.
In 1946, Congress stripped Filipinos of promised benefits. And now, more than 60 years later, Filipino vets have decided to stop lobbying to get them back.
A new report finds that Los Angeles County spends $26 million a year to detain undocumented immigrants for the federal Secure Communities program.
City officials are considering USC’s $1 billion proposed redevelopment plan, but the university's South L.A. neighbors are asking that it include precautions.
More than 400,000 young illegal immigrants in California may be eligible for state driver’s licenses.
In the latest twist to Cal State University’s budget woes, the system may not admit any graduate students from California for the spring semester.
The Eid celebration that marks the end of Ramadan is a big deal in majority-Muslim countries, but American Muslims face added practical and spiritual challenges.
It’s official: Immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as kids and are now younger than 30 years old can apply for deportation relief starting Wednesday.
A Muslim former employee is suing the Walt Disney Company over her choice to wear a headscarf at her theme park job. That’s not the first lawsuit the company has faced over that issue. But Disney has accommodated other workers with similar complaints, and many other companies do, too.
For a dozen years, Los Angeles-area Muslims have come to the Skid Row intersection of Towne and Fourth streets to help the homeless during Ramadan.
A new UCLA project designed for undocumented college students is attracting a lot of interest. Applications are due in early October.
Hate rock music groups in Orange County helped to radicalize the man responsible for Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin.
The U.S. Census Bureau is trying to more accurately count the nation’s Hispanic population, which is the country’s largest minority group.