Elizabeth Ross has been The Takeaway’s WGBH producer since January 2010. She frequently develops contributions to the show from WGBH’s national television productions, including Frontline and NOVA, and the WGBH newsroom.
Elizabeth was previously a producer for PRI’s The World. One of her favorite assignments was traveling to Havana with The World’s anchor to produce the "Cuba Stories" series, which included a report about efforts by American and Cuban preservationists to save Ernest Hemingway's former Cuban home.
Elizabeth began her journalism career in the United Kingdom as a BBC Regional News Trainee, and produced a variety of television and radio news programs, and documentaries in Wales. She has worked as a producer at the BBC World Service for East Asia Today and a freelance producer and reporter for BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight. Elizabeth also did a stint with the Far East Broadcasting Company in Manila, Philippines, where she produced and presented a radio newsmagazine show and an educational travel series. You can contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth_Ross [at] wgbh [dot] org.
Arts, Culture & Media
Qais Akbar Omar's growing success as a writer has come with one particular downside: not being able to return home to Afghanistan.
Mackenzie Loy was stopped before the finish line after the Boston Marathon bombings, so she ran and finished last year. Now she's running the first Paris Marathon to take place after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — but that hasn't shaken her resolve.
Conflict & Justice
The FBI has uncovered a Russian spy ring in New York and arrested one of its members — even though the spies didn't accomplish much at all. So are the arrests just a way for the US to distract from its lack of bargaining power as Russia steps up its involvement in Ukraine again?
Health & Medicine
Iraq may not have had the weapons of mass destruction that the Bush administration believed, but it did have stockpiles of long-abandoned chemical weapons. And this week, C.J. Chivers of The New York Times blew the lid off of the Army's long silence on those weapons — and the soldiers they harmed.
In a little over two weeks, Scots will decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK. Scottish expats won't get to vote. As you might imagine, many expats are not happy about that.