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
L.A.-based Muslim groups who have also faced discrimination are reaching out to the SoCal Sikh community after a temple shooting in Wisconsin left seven dead.
Mexico’s Virgin of Guadalupe is typically celebrated in Dec., but today in L.A. is expected to be the biggest celebration outside of Mexico.
The federal Homeland Security department has announced the details of deferred action for young undocumented immigrants.
One group of Muslim volunteers in LA are observing the Ramadan holiday by reaching out to the homeless along Skid Row.
The federal Justice Department says that undocumented immigrants cannot practice law, responding directly to a case before the California Supreme Court.
A recent study on Dream Act-eligible youth around the country finds that most young undocumented immigrants hail from Mexico — and a third are based in California.
No Latinos sit on Anaheim's city council, even though they make up half the city's population — and two police-involved shootings have shoved that issue forward.
People in Anaheim are gathering outside City Hall to ask officials why, with a 54 percent Latino population in Anaheim, there aren't more Latino representatives.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is traveling around the country to reach out to Latino voters. Los Angeles is among the first stops.
Starting next month, DREAM Act-eligible immigrants will be able to apply for a new administrative relief program, but some observers believe the effort falls short.
The L.A. City Council is expected to weigh in on USC’s $1 billion proposed redevelopment plan, and some of USC's neighbors are less-than-thrilled about it.
The neighbors of an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot and killed by police over the weekend say they don't plan to cooperate with police in any way.
Forty percent of Los Angeles’ low-income Latino elders have been abused or neglected in past year — but fewer than 2 percent have reported that abuse to authorities.
Janet Napolitano addressed concerns raised during a full House Judiciary Committee hearing today on the recent deferred action policy decision.
The Department of Justice is checking out a proposal from Walnut that would require people who address the City Council to speak in English or bring an interpreter.