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Alyssa Jeong Perry

Alyssa Jeong Perry

Producer, Code Switch

Alyssa Jeong Perry is a producer on NPR's Code Switch team. She reports and produces stories for the podcast and beyond.

Before coming to NPR in 2020, Perry was a health reporter at KPCC and a producer and reporter at KQED in San Francisco, and moonlighted at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

At KQED and Reveal, she helped uncover that Tesla undercounted its factory workers' injuries to the government. That investigation, co-reported with Reveal, won a Investigative Reporters and Editors Radio Award, a Third Coast International Audio award for "Radio Impact," and was a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Audio category.

In addition, Perry's stories about immigration, the Asian American experience, transracial adoptees and mental health have been on airwaves all over.

In a previous life, Perry worked in advertising and tech in the Bay Area. She also lived in Seoul, South Korea, for four years.

Perry received her master's in journalism from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and her bachelor's in business economics from UC Santa Barbara.

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In 50 years, the Pell Grant has helped over 80 million people go to college

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Presenting 'Code Switch': Kat Chow's 'Seeing Ghosts'

In this episode from our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast, Kat Chow chats with former host Shereen Marisol Meraji about her memoir, Seeing Ghosts. After her mother died when Chow was 13, her family rarely discussed how to handle their loss. Chow says she wrote this memoir as a way to talk with her mother about that grief, her navigation of identity and her family's history.

Presenting 'Code Switch': Kat Chow's 'Seeing Ghosts'

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You Are What You Cook

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With 'Blue Bayou,' Filmmaker Justin Chon Asks: Who Decides Who Is American?

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