Patsy Widakuswara is VOA's Senior White House Correspondent where she brings over 25 years of broadcast experience at leading radio and TV stations in Indonesia, UK and US.
Patsy has a bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Indonesia and a master's in Journalism from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She lives in Washington with her son and bearded dragon.
Under pressure from activists, on Thursday President Joe Biden signed a series of executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence, following recent mass shootings. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara reports, prospects for gun control legislation appear dim for now in the divided U.S. Congress.
As the U.S. nears reaching its goal of vaccinating 200 million Americans by the end of April, the Biden administration is taking more steps toward helping other nations by appointing a coordinator for its global COVID-19 response. White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has the story.
Issues in the News moderator Kim Lewis talks with VOA congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson and VOA White House correspondent Patsy Widakuswara about the migrant crisis at the US southern border, prospects for gun safety legislation in the wake of another mass shooting, a rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans and the state of US-China relations.
In his first formal news conference Thursday, President Joe Biden faced tough questioning about the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and announced that the United States will not meet its May 1 deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara has this story.