Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Min Xian is a reporter for WPSU and Keystone Crossroads, covering news and public affairs in Central and Northern Pennsylvania. She reports on issues facing Central PA cities and rural communities, involving infrastructure, education, immigration and more. Before joining as a staff reporter, Min was a news intern for WPSU for a year. Previously Min worked as a part-time videographer and photographer for Penn State College of Engineering. She was also a contributing writer and freelance photographer for the Centre Daily Times. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Penn State University. A native speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese, Min spends a lot of time coming up with headlines and puns.

Latest by Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads


Still reeling from 2018 rainfall, Pa. farmers offered emergency USDA loan

“[The rain] started right out of the gate in the spring...and it just never stopped."
By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Beto O’Rourke visits Penn State, sending a message of unity to young people

The former congressman from El Paso, Texas, is the first declared presidential candidate for the 2020 race to host a public event in Pennsylvania.

By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Challenged by college cost and access, students in rural Pa. find tech-based alternative

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2017. Its president said it’s on track to become an accredited institution by the end of this year.

By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Lack of funding continues to pose challenges for expanding broadband access in Pa.

“If you double that, it would not be enough, because the need is so profound.”
By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

Penn State study says most of Pa. lacks access to high-speed broadband

"A very tiny fraction of the state actually meets the F.C.C. definition of broadband connectivity"
By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads

With private money fueling fight against drug crime in Blair County, public defenders feel squeezed

Part IV of the Keystone Crossroads series: No Justice for All -- Pennsylvania's Unequal Access to Adequate Public Defense
By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads