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Hansi Lo Wang - 2014
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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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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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Orlando Hospital Gives Update On The Injured; Survivors Share Details Of Attack

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Survivors Describe Timeline Of Events Leading Up To Orlando Shooting

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World War II veteran Rudolpho Panaglima lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Pura, who holds a portrait of their four children living abroad. Their eldest son, Rolando, has been waiting 20 years for a visa to move to the U.S. from the Philippines. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Filipino World War II Veterans Living In U.S. Can Now Reunite With Family

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks in front of the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a National Park Service initiative to identify historic sites related to the struggle for LGBT rights. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

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Maureen LoCascio, with the mosquito control team in Hudson County, N.J., uses a backpack sprayer to spread insecticide against mosquito larvae. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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To Kill Mosquitoes That Spread Zika, Strike Before They Fly

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New York's Utica City School District has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit that says it discriminated against refugee students and did not let them enroll at Thomas R. Proctor High School, shown here. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Former professional boxer, Iran Barkley, poses in front of his Bronx apartment complex. Barkley, a former WBC middleweight champion, became homeless after facing financial troubles in the later years of his life. He currently is a board member of Ring 10 Veterans Boxing Foundation of New York, an organization that works with boxers who are down on their luck. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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To Fight Off Hard Times, Former Boxers Enter A 'Ring' Of Support

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