Interim Executive Producer
Andrea Crossan is the Interim Executive Producer of The World. She's formerly the Series Director of the Across Women's Lives project. She's also the Series Creator and Director of the 50 States project. Andrea moved to Boston after working as a BBC producer in London. Before joining the BBC, she worked for a number of news organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Associated Press and NBC News.
Andrea has reported from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Canada, Nicaragua and Kenya. She has a Master's degree in International Journalism from City University London.
She collects stamps in her passport and can pack for a three week trip using just a carry-on bag.
The sunflower selfie has become so popular that Instagrammers have been trampling farmer's flowers to get the perfect pic. And that has farmers annoyed.
Around 85 percent of women in a British Columbia prison come out homeless. "There are very few places for women to go when they get released," says one advocate.
"People really had compassion, affection, understanding and patience — something that you don't get in regular court." That's how one Indigenous woman describes her day in First Nations Court.
Cheyenne Sharma admitted transporting more than 4 pounds of cocaine into Canada. But her lawyers put the country's colonial history on trial.
When Ugandan rapper Keko moved to Canada, she became a hockey fan. But she was less excited about learning how to skate.