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 Supreme Court's decision to strike down three out of four sections of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration measure has drawn mixed reactions.
L.A. County has a growing number of immigrants who might be spared possible deportation, but there’s a huge backlog of cases awaiting a court date.
New data about immigrants in L.A. and the Central Valley finds they are increasingly well settled and have the potential to contribute more to the state.
California is home to the majority of undocumented Asian DREAM Act students who can now apply for the new administrative relief introduced by the White House.
At least one L.A. evangelical conservative is applauding Obama's executive order sparing some undocumented students deportation.
Some students were overjoyed by President Barack Obama's new immigration policy, while others were disappointed it didn't go further.
Studies suggest that Latinos are more likely to neglect a lot of the risk factors for cancer, leading to higher cancer rates than the rest of the population.
Illegal dumpsites in the Coachella Valley have impacted the area's environment and deeply affected its economy. On Thursday, June 7, KPCC reporter Ruxandra Guidi held a discussion in Mecca, California to consider the issues with the community.
There’s a long, entrenched, complex history of distrust between Muslims and Jews no matter where they happen to live. Los Angeles is no exception.
The L.A. County Board of Supevisors has voted to repeal a 70-year-old resolution that supported the internment of people of Japanese descent before World War Two.
L.A.’s main landfill is just about full, so the plan is--starting next year--our trash will be sent to a massive facility in the desert 230 miles away, by train. Is this an innovative way to handle waste or a wasteful use of tax dollars?
Research suggests that without more emphasis on science education, the United States will lose its global economic advantage in less than a decade.
The small municipal landfill, a big hole in the ground by the edge of town where all your household trash would end up, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Illegal dumps on tribal lands have been a growing business: there were 600 of them in 1994. Now, there are more than 4,000 nationally.
Frank Johnston, a 55 year-old former ICE agent, was sentence to two years in prison after faking records that put his wife on the ICE payroll.