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Hansi Lo Wang

Correspondent, National Desk

Hansi Lo Wang is a national correspondent based at NPR's New York bureau. He covers the changing demographics of the U.S. and breaking news in the Northeast for NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, hourly newscasts, and NPR.org.

In 2016, his reporting after the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., won a Salute to Excellence National Media Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. He was also part of NPR's award-winning coverage of Pope Francis' tour of the U.S. His profile of a white member of a Boston Chinatown gang won a National Journalism Award from the Asian American Journalists Association in 2014.

Since joining NPR in 2010 as a Kroc Fellow, he's contributed to NPR's breaking news coverage of the Orlando nightclub shooting, protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, and the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida.

Wang previously reported on race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's Code Switch team. He has also reported for Seattle public radio station KUOW and worked behind the scenes of NPR's Weekend Edition as a production assistant.

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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Workers' gear hangs inside Lobster Trap's facility in Steuben, Maine. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

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Protesters attend a rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2016, in support of former NYPD Officer Peter Liang, who was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct for the shooting death of Akai Gurley in a housing development stairwell. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Gender-neutral signs are posted outside public restrooms at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Census Bureau says it is not planning to ask about gender identity or sexual orientation in the 2020 Census. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Thomas Russell holds a census form while working his route in 2010. Jason E. Miczek/AP hide caption

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Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

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Release Of Possible Topics For 2020 Census Raises Concerns

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New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them

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Refugee Families Will Have To Get A Handle On Revised Travel Order

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Breaking Down The Nearly 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants In The U.S.

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Lines for citizenship and other immigration services have been forming as early as 6 a.m. outside the office of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Parker Yesko/NPR hide caption

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Green Card Holders Worry About Trump's Efforts To Curtail Immigration

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Uber Orders Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims

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Opponents of President Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations protest outside a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday. A three-judge panel heard oral arguments and will now decide whether to lift the stay or leave it in place. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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