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Hansi Lo Wang

Correspondent, National Desk

Hansi Lo Wang (he/him) is a national correspondent for NPR based in New York City. He reports on the people, power and money behind the 2020 census.

Wang received the American Statistical Association's Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award for covering the Census Bureau and the Trump administration's push for a citizenship question.

His reporting has also earned awards from the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, and Native American Journalists Association.

Since joining NPR in 2010 as a Kroc Fellow, he has reported on race and ethnicity for Code Switch and worked on Weekend Edition as a production assistant.

As a student at Swarthmore College, he worked on a weekly podcast about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, waits for a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing to begin in Washington, D.C., in 2019. In July, Ross directed bureau officials to speed up the 2020 census to end counting a month early, on Sept. 30. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham departs a Sept. 17 news conference in Phoenix. The Trump administration is facing two federal lawsuits over its last-minute decision to cut the 2020 census schedule short. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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A sign promoting the 2020 census stands in a planter in Roswell, N.M., in August. A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to continue holding off on wrapping up the census for now. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Court Order Keeps Census In Limbo As Counting End Date Looms

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Sens. Dan Sullivan (left) and Lisa Murkowski, both Republicans from Alaska, have joined Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, in introducing a bipartisan bill that would extend reporting deadlines for 2020 census results. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (center) and Attorney General William Barr walk into the White House Rose Garden for a July 2019 press conference on the census. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Who Counts For Allocating House Seats

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A volunteer in Los Angeles holds a computer tablet displaying the online questionnaire for the 2020 census in August. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now

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A U.S. Census Bureau worker carries a briefcase while knocking on the door of a home in August in Winter Park, Fla. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Leak Reveals Warnings Inside Census That Shortened Schedule Risks 'Serious Errors'

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A Census Bureau worker with a face covering stands in a park in New York City in August. The bureau confirmed on Tuesday that door knocking is ending in some areas earlier than Sept. 30. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid mail delivery delays, the U.S. Census Bureau is planning to send additional paper forms to some households that have not yet responded to the 2020 census. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Mail Delays Could Hurt The Census, Too

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The Trump administration has announced its third new political appointee in less than two months at the U.S. Census Bureau, which is headquartered in Suitland, Md. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Amid Partisan Concerns, Another Trump Appointee Joins Census Bureau's Top Ranks

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