Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey

Kristen Saloomey is a New York-based correspondent for Al Jazeera who has been honoured by the United Nations Foundation for her investigative work on the source of Haiti’s cholera epidemic. Her stories take her from the US court system to the countryside, from the streets of New York to the eye of the storm.

United States

US opioid crisis: 41 states to investigate big pharma's 'role'

US President Donald Trump has called the opioid crisis a “national emergency”.

US opioid crisis: 41 states to investigate big pharma's 'role'

US & Canada

Marco Island cleans up after Hurricane Irma's damage

Despite their familiarity with hurricanes, residents say it is the strongest storm they have experienced.

Marco Island cleans up after Hurricane Irma's damage

Europe

Hurricane Irma: National Guard supports evacuation in Florida

As Hurricane Irma shifts its path, Florida's emergency forces are trying to ensure resources are in the right place to mitigate damage.

Hurricane Irma: National Guard supports evacuation in Florida

US & Canada

Mass evacuations as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma

The US city of Miami is preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. More than 500,000 people have been ordered to evacuate before the storm which is expected to affect the entire state of Florida.

Mass evacuations as Florida braces for Hurricane Irma

US & Canada

US: Mandatory evacuations under way in Florida and Georgia

Georgia's governor has ordered more than half-a-million people living in coastal areas to move to higher ground. People are also leaving parts of Florida, where the evacuation has led to a petrol shortage.

US: Mandatory evacuations under way in Florida and Georgia

US & Canada

Trump's advisory councils disband in protest

US companies have taken steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump in the aftermath of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Trump's advisory councils disband in protest

United States

Fired Google employee criticises company's intolerance

Staffer who wrote controversial memo about women in technology has spoken out for first time since he was fired.

Fired Google employee criticises company's intolerance

US & Canada

US: Philadelphia to shut down heroin market

Philadelphia is trying to shut down a notorious makeshift camp dubbed 'El Campamento', which is known for drug dealing and using.

US: Philadelphia to shut down heroin market

United States

Trump's critics say deportation will not stop gang violence

US President Donald Trump visited one of the towns hit hardest by violence in New York.

Trump's critics say deportation will not stop gang violence

US & Canada

Million-dollar bids expected as ‘moon dust’ heads to auction

The bag that was used to carry the very first lunar samples back to Earth is expected to fetch millions in an upcoming space exploration auction at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Million-dollar bids expected as ‘moon dust’ heads to auction

US & Canada

City of Ghosts: Filmmaker documents the war of ideas with ISIL

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman, director of City of Ghosts, hopes his film sheds light on the ideological conflict between ISIL fighters and Syrian citizens.

City of Ghosts: Filmmaker documents the war of ideas with ISIL

US & Canada

US opioid addiction: Pharmaceutical companies sued

Addiction and deaths as a result of opioid drug overdoses are skyrocketing in the US. So much so that a growing number of local governments are suing pharmaceutical companies. They accuse drug makers of downplaying the risks of their products.

US opioid addiction: Pharmaceutical companies sued