Christopher Livesay is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Rome, Italy. His recent work focuses on Pope Francis, Europe’s debt crisis, and immigration. He has reported from Europe, Mexico, and across the US for PBS FRONTLINE, NPR, and the BBC/PRI, among other outlets, and has appeared on the CBC, FOX News and Italian state broadcaster Rai.
He holds a master’s degree (highest honors) from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
Livesay is currently a staff reporter for the English and foreign desks at ANSA, the leading Italian news agency, where he was part of the team that broke the story of Benedict XVI’s shocking abdication.
Lifestyle & Belief
Vienna's classrooms are becoming the front lines in Austria's battle to stop radicalized young people from joining the extremist group ISIS.
With the youth unemployment rate in Italy at 44 percent, competition for jobs pits native Italians against Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians fleeing war and repression.
Conflict & Justice
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
Italy has had a strict immigration law similar to Arizona's for years. Reporter Christopher Livesay travelled with police in Milan to get a glimpse of how that law is enforced.