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Hansi Lo Wang

Reporter, National Desk

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

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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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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Betsy Jenson sorts through donated kitchenware, bed sheets and other household goods inside a storage area for the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia. The refugee resettlement agency uses donations to furnish apartments for newly arrived refugees. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Resettlement Groups Glad For Stay Of Trump's Refugee Plan, But Still Worried

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Immigrants Greet New Trump Rules With Protest And Worry

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A Day After Inauguration Protests, Demonstrators Prepare For Women's March

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'We're Not Going To Be Silent': Protesters Prep For Women's March On Washington

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Wife Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Arrested On Federal Charges

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Eduardo walks by the spot where he was arrested for selling cocaine when he was 17 in New York City. He was recently pardoned by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of a program that helps people who committed a nonviolent crime when they were 16 or 17 and have stayed conviction-free for at least 10 years. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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After Teenage Mistakes, Pardons Give Second Chances To Ex-Offenders

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says law enforcement officials know that many hate crimes are not reported in communities across the country. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocacy Groups Push For Better Tracking Of Hate Crimes

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