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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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Beachgoers crowd in the heat at Santa Monica Beach on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Ringo H.W. Chiu / APU.S.

Western U.S. Tries To Escape Sweltering Heat

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Jim Lo Scalzo / Pool EPA / APSci/Health

Dr. Fauci Says U.S. Will Spend $3.2B On COVID Antiviral Pills

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters.
J. Scott Applewhite /APPolitics

McConnell: No GOP Support For Voting Rights Bill

A chemical plant on fire with large plumes of smoke rising.

Fire At Illinois Chemical Plant Still Burning

A man gives blood during a blood drive
American Red CrossSci/Health

Cancer Survivor Explains Value Of Platelet Donations Amid Shortage

Memorial for family killed by truck
Brett Gundlock / The Canadian Press / APWorld

Police Say Attacker Targeted Canadian Muslim Family

stuffed toy animals wrapped in aluminum foil representing migrant children separated from their families
Luis Soto / APPolitics

U.S. Identifies Children Separated From Parents At Border

Naomi Osaka gets interviewed at the Australian Open
Mark Baker / Associated PressSports

Naomi Osaka's French Open Exit Reexamines Athlete-Media Relationship

Damage in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Library of CongressU.S.

Teachers Overhaul How Tulsa Race Massacre Is Taught In School

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, attends the government task force meeting for the COVID-19 measures
Yoshitaka Sugawara / Kyodo News / APSports

Japan Extends State Of Emergency

Dr. Naoto Ueyama, chairman of Japan Doctors Union
Eugene Hoshiko / APSci/Health

Calls To Cancel The Summer Olympics Grow

Security use a sniffer dog to check the luggage of passengers on the Ryanair plane.

Belarus Forces Commercial Jet To Land

Woman working from home

Pandemic Empowers Workers In "YOLO" Economy

Officials stand in front of a massage parlor after a shooting, in Atlanta on March 16, 2021.
Brynn Anderson / APU.S.

Accused Spa Business Shooter Faces Hate Crime Charges

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
Ben Gray / APPolitics

Georgia Bans Large Police Budget Cuts

A Long March 5B rocket carrying a module for a Chinese space station lifts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site.
Ju Zhenhua / XinhuaSci/Health

NASA Criticizes China Over Handling Of Rocket

Japanese athletes start the women's 100 meter heat at an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.
Shuji Kajiyama / APSports

Athletes Test Olympic COVID Protocols

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday.
Mahmoud Illean / APWorld

Palestinians, Police Clash In Jerusalem

demonstrators hold signs in front of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston
Michael Dwyer / APSci/Health

Judge Vacates CDC's Eviction Moratorium

The Pentagon
Charles Dharapak / APU.S.

Defense Department Watchdog To Examine Pentagon's Handling Of UFOs

A vial of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
Matthias Schrader / APSci/Health

AstraZeneca Delivers COVID Vaccines To EU and U.K.

Graffiti depicts Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the leader of the Taliban d
Rahmat Gul / APPolitics

CNN Report Says U.S. Begins Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Packs of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products at a store.
Jeff Chiu / APPolitics

FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Flavored Cigars

Tactical van at the scene of a standoff in Boone, North Carolina in which two sheriff's deputies were shot and killed.
Morgan Frances / WJZY via APU.S.

North Carolina Standoff Leaves 5 Dead, Including 2 Sheriff's Deputies

Chicago Police body cam still shows Anthony Alvarez as he runs away during a police foot chase.
Civilian Office of Police Accountability / APU.S.

Chicago Releases Body Cam Footage From Police Shooting Of Alvarez

Alameda Police Department officers attempt to take 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez into custody.
Alameda Police Department / APU.S.

California Man Dies After Police Pinned Him To Ground For 5 Minutes

file photo, shows vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
David Zalubowski / APSci/Health

Federal Panel To Analyze Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

A gun enthusiast at a National Rifle Association Annual Meeting
Michael Conroy / APPolitics

NRA Gears Up For $2 Million Campaign

Mourners walk the temporary fence line outside the parking lot of a King Soopers grocery store
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Boulder, CO Shooting Suspect Facing Additional Charges

Many small businesses find hiring more difficult because many would-be staffers
Hannah Albert / APPolitics

New Unemployment Claims Trending Down