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Austin Kim

Digital Content Producer

Austin is a follicly-challenged journalist who anchors and produces "The Why." He returned to Newsy after working as a sports reporter at WCIA (Champaign, IL) and sports director at KMIZ (Columbia, MO). Austin covered a couple World Series, two SEC Championship games, Michael Sam's coming out and the 2015 Mizzou campus protests. Now he is searching for compelling perspectives and context in today's news cycle. The quickest way to Austin's heart: Carbs, House Hunters, concerts and the hit rom-com Love Actually.

  Recent Work
Campus of The Ohio State University
The Ohio State UniversityU.S.

More Than 100 Allege Misconduct By Ohio State Team Doctor

Flint water crisis
Getty ImagesU.S.

Watchdog Concludes EPA Was Slow To Respond To Flint Water Crisis

Special counsel Robert Mueller
Getty ImagesU.S.

Special Counsel Requests Immunity For 5 Witnesses

Amazon workers in Spain protest working conditions
Amazon En LuchaBusiness

Amazon Workers In Europe Strike During Prime Day Sale

Robert Mueller
Getty ImagesU.S.

Mueller's Team Indicts 12 Russians On Hacking-Related Charges

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Getty ImagesU.S.

Secret Service Releases School Shooting Prevention Guide

Michel Barnier
Getty ImagesWorld

EU's Top Negotiator: Brexit Deal Is '80 Percent' Done

Timehop logo
TimehopTech

Timehop Discloses Data Breach That Affected 21 Million Users

NASA's Kepler spacecraft
NASASci/Health

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Will Hibernate To Save Fuel

Fireworks workshop explosions in Tultepec, Mexico
Mexican Red CrossWorld

Fireworks Explosions Kill 19 In Mexico's Pyrotechnic Capital

United Airlines passenger seat
United AirlinesU.S.

FAA Refuses To Set Minimum Legroom Requirements

Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts
FBIU.S.

FBI Arrests Ohio Man Suspected Of Plotting July 4 Terror Attack

Law enforcement outside Annapolis newspaper building
Getty imagesU.S.

Police Say Maryland Newspaper 'Targeted' In Shooting

The U.S. Capitol
Getty ImagesPolitics

House Overwhelmingly Votes Against GOP Compromise Immigration Bill

Immigration processing center in Texas
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S.

17 States And District Of Columbia Sue Over Family Separations

A Starbucks store sign
Getty ImagesU.S.

Starbucks To Close 3 Times More Stores In 2019 Than In Past Years

Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown
Getty ImagesSports

NBA Player Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Arrest

Border wall
Getty ImagesU.S.

More Governors Refuse To Send Troops To Border Amid Family Separations

Children wait in an immigration detention facility
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S.

3 Governors Refuse To Send Troops To Border Amid Family Separations

Harvard University campus
Harvard UniversityU.S.

Lawsuit Alleges Harvard Admissions Were Biased Against Asian-Americans

20-year-olds in Japan take part in the annual Coming of Age Day
Getty ImagesWorld

Facing An Aging Population, Japan Lowers Its Legal Age Of Adulthood

A fan wearing an Iran soccer jersey cheers for his team
Getty ImagesSports

Trump Told FIFA The US' Travel Ban Will Be Waived For 2026 World Cup

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
Getty ImagesU.S.

Judge Orders Special Counsel To Name Everyone Linked To Manafort Case

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark
Getty ImagesBusiness

Founder Of Craigslist Donates $20 Million To Journalism School

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Office of the Singapore Prime MinisterWorld

Singapore Says It's Footing The Bill For The Trump-Kim Summit

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens
Getty ImagesU.S.

Prosecutor Declines To File New Charges Against Eric Greitens

Crisis counseling phone
Getty ImagesU.S.

Suicide Rates Are On The Rise In Most US States

Facebook news feed
Getty ImagesU.S.

Facebook Says It's Creating Original News Programs

President Donald Trump at the "Celebration of America" event
The White HouseU.S.

Trump Hosts 'Celebration Of America' In Lieu Of Super Bowl Celebration

Former President Bill Clinton
Getty ImagesU.S.

Bill Clinton Says He Has Not Privately Apologized To Monica Lewinsky