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Austin Kim


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
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
The KremlinWorld

Russia's Government Resigns As Putin Eyes Shift In Power

Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth
Human Rights WatchWorld

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

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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

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

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

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam
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Hong Kong's Leader Unveils Housing Reforms Amid Demonstrations

People march in Brexit demonstrations
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Looming Snap Election Could Create Domino Effect In Brexit Drama

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
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Former Defense Secretary Mattis Urges U.S. To Work With Allies

A pro-Brexit sign held during a march in London
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UK Opposition Parties Promise To Stop No-Deal Brexit

Trump National Doral
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President Trump Suggests Next G-7 Summit Could Be Held At His Resort

Flags from China and Canada placed side by side.
Getty ImagesWorld

Canada's Consulate In Hong Kong Suspends Travel For Local Staff

Solar panel damage at a Walmart store
New York State Supreme CourtU.S.

Walmart Blames Rooftop Fires On Tesla's Solar Panels

A Guatemalan farmer collects eggs
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U.S. Considers Issuing More Farm Visas To Boost Guatemala Asylum Deal

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Study: Sites That Push Disinformation Make $235M A Year In Ad Money

Joe Motz is biking 6,500 miles around the country to raise money for Parkinson's research

Ohio Man Pledges To Bike 6,500 Miles For Parkinson's Research

Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor at night
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Hong Kong Unveils $2.4B Stimulus Package To Boost Slowing Economy

Mark Zuckerberg gives a presentation about Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Suspends Human Review Of Messenger Audio

A Walmart sign outside a store
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Walmart Removes Displays For Violent Video Games After Store Shootings