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…
For years, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has provided comedy shows with punchlines — but the joke is over. After years of scandals involving things like drunk driving and crack cocaine abuse, Rob Ford is no longer mayor, and his brother lost his bid to fill his seat.
South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was known for his incredible skills in goal, recently earning the starting spot on his country's national team. But he died on Sunday during a robbery at his girlfriend's house, stunning South Africans and bringing even more attention to gun violence there.
Conflict & Justice
After the shooting and the lockdown in Ottawa, Canadian police have shared details about the suspected gunman: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian citizen with a criminal record and a confiscated passport. But further information about his conversion to Islam and radicalization is still scarce.
Health & Medicine
It takes a health worker in a medical lab to test for Ebola. Now private companies are looking for cheaper, easier test kits to slow the spread of the epidemic. There are plenty of entrants in the race to develop the first one.
Health & Medicine
It may not be deadly, but the chikungunya virus has swept across the Caribbean and led Jamaica to declare a national state of emergency. The painful illness has infected thousands, and the island's government is hoping to clamp down on the disease with new information campaigns.