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Austin Kim

Host/Producer

Austin Kim is a channel producer and host in Chicago. The St. Louis native was a sports reporter at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois, and managed the sports department at KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri, before joining Newsy in 2017. While he focuses on the day's top headlines, he enjoys going through complex stories that intersect social issues and pop culture. Drop Austin a line to say hello or pitch a story idea on Twitter.

  Recent Work
Chinese president Xi Jinping
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Xi Jinping Facing Test To Steer China Through Coronavirus Outbreak

National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien
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National Security Adviser: No Evidence Russia Helping Trump Campaign

The U.S. Women's National Team celebrates its World Cup victory
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U.S. Women's National Team Asks For $66.7M In Soccer Federation Suit

Defense Secretary Mark Esper
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Esper Visits Air Bases To Highlight Need For Nuclear Modernization

Vendors at North Korea-China border
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Coronavirus Raises New Humanitarian Concerns Around North Korea

New York City police officer on a motor scooter
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New York City Police Officers Are Warned Of 'Credible Threat'

Jussie Smollett
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Actor Jussie Smollett Indicted In Connection With Hate Crime Reports

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton
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Texas Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Strike Down California's Travel Ban

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar
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Nassar Sexual Abuse Case's Fallout Doesn't End With His Sentencing

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman
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Key Impeachment Witness Escorted Out Of The White House

NASA astronaut Christina Koch
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Christina Koch Returns To Earth, Completing Record Mission

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant's Legacy Transcended Sports

Hong Kong riot police
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Report: Hong Kong Police Force Considering Buying Stun Guns

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
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Russia's Government Resigns As Putin Eyes Shift In Power

Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth
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Hong Kong Denies Entry To Human Rights Watch Director

Queen Elizabeth II
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Queen Elizabeth II Declares Brexit The Priority On Parliament's Agenda

YouTube logo on a computer screen
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YouTube Bans Insults That Target Race, Gender Or Sexual Orientation

Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the college admissions scam
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Stanford Finds 'Varsity Blues' Mastermind Targeted Seven Coaches

PG&E workers
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Investigators Say PG&E Failed To Regularly Inspect Aging Equipment

Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy
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Zelenksyy Denies Quid Pro Quo But Questions Hold On Aid To Ukraine

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
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Human Rights Group Says More Journalists Arrested In Saudi Arabia

Xinjiang
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Leaked Documents Reveal China's Directive For Detention Camps

Hong Kong protesters
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Hong Kong Protesters Extend Demonstrations Into The Work Week

Turkish flag
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Turkey Starts Repatriating Captured ISIS Fighters

President Trump and Kim Jong-un shake hands
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North Korea Warns U.S. Not To Ignore Deadline For Talks

Chicago Public School teachers strike
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Striking Chicago Teachers Hold Out Hope For Quick Resolution

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Book Reveals President Trump's Ideas For A Crackdown At The Border

Climate change protesters in Chicago
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Young Protesters In Chicago Challenge Lawmakers On Climate Change

President Trump in the Oval Office
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Trade Coalition Pushes Congress To Hold President In Check

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam
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With Tensions High, Hong Kong Unveils Public Dialogue Program