Emily Kwong

Education Production Assistant

Emily Kwong is the Production Assistant for the Education/Youth Reporting Unit. She was the 2013 recipient of the "Best New Artist" award at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. After graduating from Columbia University (’12), Emily attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

Emily Kwong appears in the following:

VIDEO: Virus Hunters Seek To Solve The Mystery Of Coronavirus Origins

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Evidence points to wildlife as the starting point. But it could take years to pinpoint the source.


What The 1918 Flu Can Teach Us About Handling Today's Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020

Public health has come a long way since the deadly flu, but we find ourselves in an oddly similar moment, using many of the same measures employed in 1918, a medical historian says.


Virus Researchers Cast Doubt On Theory Of Coronavirus Lab Accident

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Trump administration is investigating the theory that the virus leaked from a lab. Scientists who work with viruses say that's virtually impossible and point to transmission from an animal.


Not So Angry Birds: The Ornithology-Inspired Board Game 'Wingspan'

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Imagine a board game inspired by the natural lives of birds. That's the premise of Wingspan, an award-winning game designed by Elizabeth Hargrave. It's been lauded for its scientific accuracy.


Is Loss Of Smell And Taste A Symptom Of COVID-19? Doctors Want To Find Out

Thursday, March 26, 2020

They have seen patients who presented with these symptoms — then tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Now they're gathering data to see if they can prove that there is indeed a connection.


The WHO Knows Insulin Is Too Expensive. How It Plans To Drive Down The Price

Monday, February 17, 2020

Globally, half of the estimated 100 million people who are in need of insulin do not have reliable access. The World Health Organization hopes a "prequalification" program will help.


Mary Higgins Clark, 'Queen Of Suspense,' Dies At 92

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Beloved suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark died Friday at age 92. Under her longtime publisher Simon & Schuster, Higgins Clark authored more than 50 bestselling novels.


LeBron James: 'Mamba Out,' But 'Not Forgotten'

Saturday, February 01, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers gave an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant Friday. It was ahead of the first Lakers game since the death of the basketball legend, who played for the Lakers for 20 seasons.


Australia Deploys Military Reservists To Combat Wildfire, As Thousands Evacuate

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Australia's volatile fire season saw "one of the worst days on record" this weekend, as record-breaking temperatures and low humidity exacerbated conditions.


Iran Abandons Nuclear Deal Limitations In Wake Of Soleimani Killing

Sunday, January 05, 2020

The announcement came in response to the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Tehran says it will continue to cooperate with international atomic monitors.


Cookies In Space, For Science

Sunday, December 08, 2019

A delicious experiment is set to take place in space. Astronauts will bake cookies on the International Space Station as part of a long line of food innovations fueling space travel.


Some People Get 'Brain Tingles' From These Slime Videos. What's Behind The Feeling?

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The science is nascent and a little squishy, but researchers are trying to better understand ASMR — a feeling triggered in the brains of some people by certain soft sounds and gentle gestures.


Losing The Eternal Blue Sky In Mongolia

Monday, August 05, 2019

Its environment and population are enduring major shifts as the country goes big on mining and as effects of climate change set in. See Mongolia's changes close up in this immersive photo essay.


Mongolia's Long Road To Mining Wealth

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mongolia is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a pastoral society to one whose economy is based on mining, especially copper and coal. With the change has come opportunity — and loss.


Mongolia's Capital Banned Coal To Fix Its Pollution Problem. Will It Work?

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Winter nights in Ulaanbaatar can drop to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Many residents without electricity burn coal to heat their homes, leading to toxic air and health problems.


The Deadly Winters That Have Transformed Life For Herders In Mongolia

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mongolia's herders are accustomed to cold, but the extreme conditions of the country's terrible winters, known as dzuds, killed countless livestock and livelihoods. Herders have had to adapt.


Where Camels Become Beauty Queens: Inside Mongolia's Biggest Camel Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Two-humped Bactrian camels were domesticated thousands of years ago to carry goods and people across Asia. Every year, herders come to one Gobi Desert town to celebrate these gentle giants.


For Mongolia's Ice Shooters, Warmer Winters Mean A Shorter Sports Season

Sunday, April 21, 2019

This season's final competition, originally scheduled for mid-March, had to be bumped up by two weeks. "The river was already melting," the town's mayor explained.


Tsunami Warning Sends Alaskans To Seek Higher Ground

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The gulf coast of Alaska awakened early Tuesday morning to a tsunami warning. The warning was eventually downgraded, but not before many Alaskans evacuated their communities for higher ground.


Sailing To The North Pole, Thanks To Global Warming

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A crew plans to leave Nome, Alaska Thursday and sail to the North Pole. The voyage may now be possible due to sea ice melt in the Arctic caused by climate change.