Josie Huang

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Josie Huang reports on religion, international affairs and diaspora for KPCC. She previously covered housing issues and immigration for the station. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and worked in public radio and newspapers in New England before joining KPCC in 2012.

Stories by Josie Huang

K-Pop fans from near and far descend on Southern California's KCON

More than 9,000 K-pop fans descended on the Verizon amphitheater in Irvine this weekend for one of the largest K-POP events ever held outside Korea.

Stiffening human trafficking penalties with Proposition 35

In a new series called "Props to You," we'll explain what the measure contains. Today, we'll cover Proposition 35, which stiffens penalties for those found guilty of human trafficking.

Photos: Iconic Beverly Hills Hotel turns 100, receives landmark status

To celebrate its 100th birthday, the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel finally gets landmark status from the City of Beverly Hills.

Hatch chiles heat up California (slideshow)

Chiles from Hatch Valley, NM have a huge following in California. Fans wait all year to buy hot peppers ranging from mild to extra-extra hot. We tried the so-called Double X.

Young undocumented camp out for 'deferred action' (slideshow)

One week in of Obama's "deferred action" immigration law, demand for the program shows no sign of letting up. KPCC's Josie Huang reports.

California wins big at the Olympics

The 2012 Olympics are over, but the state of California is still aglow from its gold medal wins. How did California stack up with other states? Well, let's just say - its athletes made a lot of trips to the podium.

The return of the 626 Night Market

The first 626 Night Market in April was a logistical nightmare. But despite all the problems, the city gave organizers a second chance. Josie Huang reports.

When it comes to weight, 'you are what you eat'

There's a new study on obesity that caught our eye this morning. It makes the bold claim that modern day hunter hatherers in East Africa burn as many calories a day as sedentary office workers here in America. The study compared populations and found that both groups tend to use the same amount of energy, suggesting that America's obesity has more to do with what we eat — not how much we sit.

Speedwalking all the way to the Olympics

Race walking may look funny, but it is no joke. Olympian race walker John Nunn walk tens of miles as fast as top runners, swiveling his hips, pumping his arms to maximize speed. Watch video of him teaching a reporter how to race walk.

Fans of 'Dark Knight' react to Colorado shooting news

News of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises," is rippling across the country. Reporter Josie Huang went out to the ArcLight Cinema in Pasadena today to survey the scene and find out how local moviegoers are reacting.

SoCal gymnast Kyla Ross heads to London Olympics

Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo is the first-ever student from Gym-Max Gymnastics to make it to the Olympics.

Obama and Romney campaigns battle over social media turf

In the tight race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, social media is more important than ever, and both President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are ramping up their game. So who's winning the social media wars, and how much will it really matter on Election Day? KPCC's Josie Huang is here with more.

New Pew study highlights the rise, and attitudes, of Asian-Americans

The study says Asians now surpass Hispanics in new immigrant arrivals, increasing by 10 percent as Hispanic immigration drops more than 30.

Is Washington acronym crazy?

KPCC's Josie Huang reports on the Washington convention of using acronyms for the names of significant legislation.

What's behind ICANN's expansion of the Internet?

The agency driving the expansion of the web is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, based in Marina Del Rey. It's about to release a whole new slew of domain suffixes.