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…
Arts, Culture & Media
Statistics show that rape is a crime that is rarely reported. But a scandal involving a Canadian radio talk show host has sparked a global conversation about sexual assault. Now thousands of men and women are tweeting about their experiences using the hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported.
Health & Medicine
Hospitals in West Africa are preparing to receive patients infected with Lassa fever, but the ongoing Ebola outbreak means that’s no easy task. The virus, which emerges regularly, tends to spike in January and February and presents with symptoms very similarly to the Ebola virus.
Conflict & Justice
ISIS and al-Qaeda are attracting new members at rapid rates, according to a new UN report aired this week. The paper says that 15,000 fighters from more than 80 countries have joined the extremist groups, and the numbers are still growing.
Science, Tech & Environment
Four Canadian students were ecstatic to have their science experiment headed to the International Space Station aboard the Antares rocket. So they gathered to watch the launch on Tuesday — only to see it explode live on TV.
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.