Stories from Andrea Crossan
Andrea Crossan is a Boston-based senior producer for The World. Andrea moved to Boston after working as a BBC producer in London. Before joining the program, she worked for a number of news organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Associated Press and NBC News.
Andrea has reported from England, Italy, Canada, Nicaragua and Kenya. She has a Masters degree in International Journalism from City University London. In 2009, Andrea received a Gatekeeper Editors Fellowship from the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University.
Andrea likes to spend her spare time trying to stay upright on moving objects — snowboards, surfboards, escalators…
Controversial, belligerent and bigoted — those were some of the words used to describe the Reverend Ian Paisley, the Northern Irish political giant, after his death on Friday. Writer and filmmaker Jon Ronson spent a week making a documentary about Paisley and came away from it with respect for the man many hated.
Conflict & Justice
After a long and very public trial, Oscar Pistorius will not be convicted of murder — but he could still go to prison for "culpable homicide." Many South Africans were shocked by the acquittal for murder, since Pistorius did not come off well during the trial.
Science, Tech & Environment
British explorer John Franklin departed England in 1845 to explore the Arctic — but he never returned. Now one of the two lost Franklin expedition ships has been found by the Royal Canadian Geological Society.
"Invictus" is the latin word for "unconquered," and It's the perfect name for a sports event for injured veterans. More than 400 athletes from 13 countries will be going for gold at the first edition of the Invictus Games in London, which started on Tuesday.
Arts, Culture & Media
DJ Deadmau5 wears a big metal mouse-ear helmet during his shows. Does that sound like any cartoon character you know? But the DJ is turning the tables on Disney over patenting his mouse ear logo.