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Hansi Lo Wang

Correspondent, National Desk

Hansi Lo Wang is a national correspondent for NPR based in New York City. He covers the 2020 census, 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, South Carolina, 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 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.

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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The Supreme Court justices are hearing oral arguments Tuesday over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to forms for the 2020 census. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Prepares To Hear 2020 Census Citizenship Question

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A U.S. flag sits on the lap of a newly sworn-in citizen at a 2018 naturalization ceremony in Alexandria, Va. A new appeal in one of the lawsuits over the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census could complicate final preparations for the head count. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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New Report Takes A Deeper Look At How Latinos Experience Discrimination In The U.S.

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President Trump listens as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, speaks at the White House. Ross approved including in the 2020 census the question, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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1 Year Ahead Of 2020 Census Day, The Bureau Has Many Hurdles To Clear

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U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham leads the agency in charge of carrying out the upcoming national head count of every person living in the country. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Census Bureau Must Be 'Totally Objective' On Citizenship Question, Director Says

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A Rhode Island resident holds an envelope he received for the 2020 census test run in Providence County. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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What You Need To Know About The 2020 Census

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Worshippers exiting a mosque in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., are handed fliers encouraging participation in the 2010 census. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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For The First Time, U.S. Census To Collect Responses In Arabic Among 13 Languages

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, straightens his papers during a 2018 Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. Ross is testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about the census on Thursday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Census Bureau To Have Far Fewer Local Offices In 2020 Than Last National Count

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, with President Trump at the White House in 2018, approved adding to the 2020 census a question asking, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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