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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.

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

Solar panel damage at a Walmart store
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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

A crowd in South Korea watches North Korea launch a missile
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UN Panel: North Korea Makes $2 Billion Off Cyber Attacks

U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz
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U.S. Criticizes Germany For Refusing To Back Strait Of Hormuz Mission

The British Royal Navy's HMS Montrose, which was deployed to the Strait of Hormuz
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UK-Led Effort To Protect Ships In Strait of Hormuz Gains Support

A welcome sign near the Ireland-Northern Ireland border
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Boris Johnson Pushes For No Irish Backstop In Brexit Deal

Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson Promises To Deliver Brexit — With Or Without A Deal

Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boats
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Iran Says Its Forces Have Seized A Foreign Oil Tanker

Demonstrators call for Ricardo Rosselló to step down as governor
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Puerto Rico's Governor Says He Won't Resign Amid Protests

Flyer for Eric Garner, who died while he was arrested in 2014
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NYPD Officer Won't Face Federal Charges In Eric Garner's Death

Amazon facility in Germany
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Amazon Workers In U.S., Europe Plan 'Prime Day' Strikes

Google Headquarters
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France Moves Forward With Tax On Major Tech Companies

Migrants detained by U.S. Border Patrol
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DHS Reports Drop In Migrant Apprehensions In June

Cars driving on expressway
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U.S. Governors Come Out Against Freeze In Fuel Efficiency Standards

The U.S. women's national soccer team celebrates
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U.S. Youth Soccer Hopes World Cup Title Can Boost Kids' Participation