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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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Demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in April as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to 2020 census forms. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., pauses as the House Oversight and Reform Committee votes on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A participant in a 2018 naturalization ceremony holds a U.S. flag in New York City. Research by the Census Bureau suggests the citizenship question is highly likely to scare households with noncitizens from taking part in the constitutionally mandated head count. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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ACLU's Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho (center) speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April after arguing on behalf of plaintiffs in the lawsuits over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Citizenship Question Lawsuit Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court To Delay Ruling

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is greeted by President Trump in 2016 at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A newly sworn-in U.S. citizen holds a U.S. flag and documents during a naturalization ceremony in 2018 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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N.Y. Court Hearing To Examine Motives Behind Census' Citizenship Question

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Diana Escamilla (center), an organizer with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, poses for a photo with volunteers Angeles Rosales and Janet Mendez in front of a 2020 census outreach campaign poster in Spanish. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April as the justices hear oral arguments over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Redistricting Strategist Played Role In Push For Census Citizenship Question

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Never before has the U.S. census directly asked for the citizenship status of every person living in every household in the United States. A citizenship question that the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census could change that. Above, newly sworn-in U.S. citizens recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Mount Vernon in Virginia. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Companies That Rely On Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt

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