Patsy Widakuswara is VOA's White House Bureau Chief. She brings with her over 27 years of broadcast experience as reporter, producer and anchor at leading radio and TV stations in Indonesia, the UK and the U.S.
Patsy holds 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.
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January 19, 2023
White House Still Under Fire Over Classified Docs
The White House has dismissed the notion that U.S. allies are concerned that the Biden/Harris administration is unable to handle national secrets as the White House continues to come under fire over its handling of Classified Documents. President Joe Biden is facing a Department of Justice investigation following last week’s revelation that documents with classified markings were found in his home and office. VOA's White House bureau chief Patsy Widakuswara has the latest.
December 09, 2022
Biden Under Pressure to Free Other Americans
As U.S. President Joe Biden's administration celebrates the return of WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russia, it is now under pressure to free other Americans held hostage abroad, including Paul Whelan, detained in Russia since 2018. White House bureau chief Patsy Widakuswara has more.
October 12, 2022
G-7 Nations Announce Ukraine Support Against Russia
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations have vowed to support Ukraine soon after Russian missile struck Kyiv and six other Ukrainian cities two days ago. Ukraine’s western allies also vowed to approve Kyiv’s request for effective air defense systems. VOA’s Patsy Widakuswara has more.
September 08, 2022
Obamas at White House for Their Portrait Unveiling
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcomed former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama to the White House Wednesday to unveil the Obamas’ official portraits. White House Bureau Chief Patsy Widakuswara has the report.