Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang


Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang is a reporter with CBC News based in Ottawa. She's worked with the investigative unit, CBC Toronto, and CBC North in Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit. Before joining the CBC in 2016, she travelled across the Middle East and North Africa to share people's stories. She has a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and speaks Korean, Tunisian Arabic, and dabbles at classical Arabic and French. Want to contact her? Email or @prisksh on Twitter.

Latest from Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang

Here's your summer reading list by Ottawa authors

A librarian with the Ottawa Public Library talks mysteries, non-fictions and new releases — her summer picks all written by local authors.

Wedding dreams almost crushed, now here comes the 'boom'

Several cancellations, multiple guest lists, and a rollercoaster of emotions later, some soon-to-be-wed couples in the Ottawa region are breathing a collective, but cautious sigh of relief as Ontario enters its third stage of reopening. 

Massive boulder unearthed this spring finds new home in Ottawa park

What's likely an ancient glacial rock uncovered during a sewer construction project this spring has now been moved next to a bus shelter at Windsor Park in Old Ottawa South.

Ottawa River Seabin guzzles plastic, teaches youth about water pollution

The Nepean Sailing Club has been floating a trash-trapping device in the Ottawa River for the second summer in a row, which organizers call the first of its kind, to start cleaning shorelines of plastic debris.
COVID-19 Diaries

Vaccinated and feeling better: Young Ottawans sign off on pandemic diaries

Charlotte Scott-Frater, Josh Kweon, and Amy Ede share their final diary entries as they received their COVID-19 vaccine shots.

Stop using 'Oriental' to describe perfumes, say industry advocates

A group of advocates and experts in the fragrance world are calling on companies to stop using the term Oriental to describe scents — a word that's been used since the early 20th century to describe spicy, ambery notes.

How some grads are crushing their student debt during the pandemic

CBC Ottawa checked in with some post-secondary students who opened up about their debt in 2017, and found out how they're doing now.
First Person

My Korean name is Ki Sun, and I'm choosing not to be ashamed of it anymore

Priscilla Hwang has a complicated relationship with her Korean name, Ki Sun. After living and working in the Northwest Territories, where some people are fighting to take back their Indigenous names, she writes about her choice to reclaim her own.
First Person

저의 한국 이름은 황기선입니다. 이제부터는 제 이름을 부끄러워하지 않기로 했습니다.

프리실라 황은 자신의 한국 이름인 기선에 대해 복잡미묘한 감정을 가지고 있습니다. 그러나 여러 사람이 원주민 이름을 되찾기 위해 노력하고 있는 노스웨스트 준주에서의 기자 생활을 경험한 이후, 황기선 기자는 자신의 이름을 되찾기 위한 결심을 하게 된 계기를 이야기합니다.

Schools, youth left out of Ontario's reopening plan and some say that's not OK

Ontario's reopening plan doesn't prioritize students or youth and it comes too late, according to an Ottawa physician and a camp director.