I am a radio producer for The World. Telling interesting stories from across the globe is what gets me up in the morning. Though I have a love for photography, I’m a worse photographer than I like to admit. Oh and I’m a huge tea drinker.
Conflict & Justice
Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was a high-ranking member of ISIS and he was reportedly killed this week in Aleppo, Syria. The US had a bounty of $5 million on his head.
Waseem Akhtar has been sworn in as the new mayor of one of Pakistan’s largest cities – Karachi. But he's currently behind bars, charged with arranging medical care for suspected terrorists and stoking riots in the city in 2007.
The national anthem played. Military forces were out in full force. And the president spoke in defiant tone. Ukraine celebrated 25 years of independence, sending a message to Russia.
Simone Biles made a lot of people proud when she won the Olympic gold medal for women's individual all-around gymnastics this week.
Arts, Culture & Media
In 1980, Randy Goodman was a 24-year-old post-graduate with big interest in politics and photography. A grand opportunity knocked on the door when she was asked to go to Iran along with a group of Americans to find out what was behind the US Embassy hostage crisis.