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Cristina Kim

Racial Justice and Social Equity Reporter

As the racial justice and social equity reporter, Cristina Kim combines data-driven research and street-level reporting to produce original, authoritative stories for KPBS platforms. Prior to joining the KPBS Newsroom, Cristina worked on NPR’s “Here and Now” where she produced and reported on housing, homelessness, immigration, and the 2020 election. Cristina previously worked at KQED in San Francisco where she helped create and launch “Truth Be Told,” an advice show for and by people of color. Her career has also included stints at “StoryCorps” and “Reveal” from The Center for Investigative Reporting. She was part of the “Reveal” team that won the 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media. Cristina earned her bachelor's degree in Latin American and Latino Studies from UC Santa Cruz and holds two master's degrees in American Studies with a focus on Media and Asian American Studies from Columbia University and Brown University.