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
A recent local fight in Ontario showcased two women boxers, and promoters' eagerness to tap into a thriving market for female boxing, which has been growing in popularity in Mexico.
A lesbian couple from Santa Ana has filed a class-action lawsuit after learning they couldn't get a green card because DOMA doesn't recognize same-sex couples.
Activists gathered at downtown L.A.'s Twin Towers jail Thursday to call on Sheriff Baca to support legislation that would make it easier to release illegal immigrants who have no serious prior convictions.
The focus is on stemming gang activity and it's still hard to prosecute johns.
Walnut Park is a working-class, South L.A. neighborhood squeezed in between Huntington Park and South Gate. Its boundaries measure less than one mile square, but it’s a magnet for prostitution and has been for many years.
A long-standing Border Patrol station in Riverside will close in the next six months. It's part of an effort to concentrate immigration enforcement on the border.
International female boxers, Shindo Go and Mariana Juarez, will duke it out in L.A. this weekend in a highly anticipated match.
The Obama administration recently announced it would stop deporting certain young people who were brought here illegally by their parents.
The California Supreme Court continues to debate whether law school graduate Sergio Garcia can practice in the state, even though he’s here illegally.
Ninety university presidents have sent a letter to President Obama and Congress calling for a clear path to a green card for top international graduates.
Immigration activists say they’ve found evidence that the federal enforcement program Secure Communities has deported immigrants with no arrest records.
While Enrique Peña Nieto celebrates his election as president of Mexico, some Mexicans who live in Los Angeles aren’t ready to accept the election result.
Mexicans will choose their new president on Sunday. Some caravans from Los Angeles will be heading south to cast their ballots.
St. John's Well Child and Family Center community clinic in South L.A. is one of those affected by Thursday's Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Following Monday's Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070, immigration advocates in Los Angeles are laying out their next steps to push for reform.