Hansi Lo Wang - 2014
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Hansi Lo Wang - 2014
Stephen Voss/NPR

Hansi Lo Wang

Reporter, National Desk

Hansi Lo Wang is a National Desk reporter based at NPR's New York Bureau. He covers issues and events in the Northeast.

He previously reported on race, ethnicity and culture for NPR's Code Switch team. Since joining NPR in 2010 as a Kroc Fellow, he's contributed to NPR's breaking news coverage of the 2013 tornado in Moore, Okla., the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida and the Washington Navy Yard shooting. He has also reported for Seattle public radio station KUOW and worked behind the scenes of NPR's Weekend Edition as a production assistant.

In 2014, he won the National Journalism Award for General Excellence in Radio from the Asian American Journalists Association for his profile of a white member of a Boston Chinatown gang. He was also a finalist for a Salute to Excellence National Media Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

A Philadelphia native, Wang speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese. As a student at Swarthmore College, he hosted, produced, and reported for a weekly podcast on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Yoko Ono, John Lennon and their immigration attorney, Michael Wildes (right), leave the Immigration and Naturalization Service in New York City on March 16, 1972. Anthony Camerano/AP hide caption

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John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way For Obama's Deferred Action Policy

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Motive Unclear In Killing Of Imam And Aide In New York

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At the 1936 Olympics, 18 black athletes went to Berlin as part of the U.S. team. Pictured here are (left to right, rear) high jumpers Dave Albritton and Cornelius Johnson; hurdler Tidye Pickett; sprinter Ralph Metcalfe; boxer Jim Clark; sprinter Mack Robinson. In front: weightlifter John Terry (left); long jumper John Brooks. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home

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Inconsistencies Call Melania Trump's Immigration Story Into Question

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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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An American Muslim Fencer Lunges Into U.S. Olympic History In Rio

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Protests Galore In The Streets Of Philly: Here's What They're All About

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Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups march through downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Mark First Day Of Democratic Convention

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The Janks Archive's creators gathered insults from cities all over the world, including Helsinki, Mexico City, Berlin and New York (pictured). Courtesy of the Janks Archive hide caption

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Your Mama ... Might Be Offended By This Insult Archive

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5 Police Officers Killed In Sniper Attack At Dallas Rally

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Wilson Ramos got a tattoo of his brother's name, Jose "Cheo" Maldonado, inked on his right forearm in memory of Maldonado, who died after a police officer shot him with a stun gun inside a jail cell in East Hartford, Conn. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities

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Will Orlando's Moment Of LGBT Support Endure?

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Law Enforcement Releases Partial 911 Transcripts From Orlando Shooter

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Family members wait near the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday for word from police about what would turn out to be the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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Bearing Witness To The Shootings In Orlando: How The Events Unfolded

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