Austin Kim

Austin Kim

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
A firefighter hoses down a hot spot in Sequoia National Forest, California.

Air Quality Alerts Issued In California Due To Wildfires

Search teams fanout at Carlton Reserve park near North Port, Florida to search for Brian Laundrie.

Search Continues For Gabby Petito's Fiancé

An Amazon truck

U.S. Jobless Claims Tick Up From Near A Pandemic Low

Health worker prepares vaccine

CDC Advisory Panel To Take Up Booster Shot Debate

President Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly

President Biden Addresses U.N. General Assembly

President Joe Biden

President Biden To Speak At U.N. General Assembly Tuesday

The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court Will Hear Mississippi Abortion Case

Gov. Gavin Newsom meets with students at Melrose Leadership Academy,

California To Look At Recall Process

Mel Ondik gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Joseph Garduno before the Raiders-Ravens Monday Night Football game on Sept. 13.

Welcoming Fans Back To The Stands

empty seats are seen in the House Chamber at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas

Texas Democrats Return, End 38-day Holdout Over Voting Bill

Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force transport plane at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Evacuation Flights Out Of Kabul, Afghanistan Resume

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles

Sports Psychologists Show How They Help Athletes Thrive Under Pressure

Chicago White Sox public address announcer Gene Honda

How Gene Honda Became An In-Demand Voice For Sports' Top Events

Tong Ying-kit, 23 years old, arrives at a court for the violation of China's new security law

Hong Kong Protester Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles

After Simone Biles Spoke Up, What's Next For Mental Health And Sports?

aerial pictures showed what appeared to be a massive sinkhole

Deadly Flooding Hits Western Europe

People leave flowers at a memorial for slain President Jovenel Moïse.

Haitian Security Chief In Custody Following Assassination Of President

Smoke fills the air near the Bootleg Fire,

Wildfires Threaten Communities In Western U.S.

James Madison softball player Odicci Alexander

How NCAA Athletes May Capitalize On New Name, Image And Likeness Rules

College athlete standing near a NCAA logo during a softball game.

College Athletes Closer To Profiting Off Their Image

Beachgoers crowd in the heat at Santa Monica Beach on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Western U.S. Tries To Escape Sweltering Heat

Dr. Anthony Fauci

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

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters.

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

Cancer Survivor Explains Value Of Platelet Donations Amid Shortage

Memorial for family killed by truck

Police Say Attacker Targeted Canadian Muslim Family

stuffed toy animals wrapped in aluminum foil representing migrant children separated from their families

U.S. Identifies Children Separated From Parents At Border

Naomi Osaka gets interviewed at the Australian Open

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

Damage in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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

Japan Extends State Of Emergency