Stories from Jeb Sharp

Senior Editor & Correspondent

I joined the staff of The World in 1998 and have done almost every job in the newsroom since: reporter, producer, podcaster, backup host, show runner, special correspondent and now editor. Clearly I can't get enough of the place. I have reported for the show from Belgium, Bosnia, Canada, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Haiti, Gaza, Israel, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and across the US. I’ve received some nice honors along the way: a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, two Overseas Press Club awards for “History of Iraq” and “How Wars End,” a Dart Award for “Rape as a Weapon of War, ” and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Rwanda: Trying to Move On.” 


Recent Stories


Hope for Haiti?

The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for a Baltic country where the government says it's declaring war on tobacco. The answer is Finland. But as the BBC's Paul Henley reports from Helsinki, not everyone there appreciates the government's actions.

Arts, Culture & Media

Septeto Nacional

The Cuban musical sound was born in the 1800s. That son Cubano evolved into a music we now think of as from all of Latin America; salsa. Lonny Shavelson found out at a concert of band Septeto Nacional, some Cuban musicians want the credit for salsa back.


Haiti devastation emerges

The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.