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

Pittsburgh shooting: Vigils across US as hate crimes up

Thousands gathered for an interfaith prayer vigil at a city church following the mass shooting at the synagogue.

Pittsburgh shooting: Vigils across US as hate crimes up

US & Canada

US: Can supervised injections of illegal drugs save lives?

Initiatives aim to reduce overdose deaths as the country faces of its worst drug epidemics in history.

US: Can supervised injections of illegal drugs save lives?

US Midterms 2018

US midterms: Democrats challenge Trump economy rhetoric

Although the president touts his economic numbers, Democrats in Pennsylvania say his policies do not help average voters who are just as concerned about healthcare.

US midterms: Democrats challenge Trump economy rhetoric

US & Canada

One thousand singers perform in NYC for The Mile-Long Opera

An elevated park, called High Line, is the stage for the unique street performance called 'A biography of 7 o'clock'.

One thousand singers perform in NYC for The Mile-Long Opera

US & Canada

Greyston Bakery's hiring gives ex-cons a chance

Greyston's Open Hiring policy helps those who need it the most, like refugees and people with criminal records.

Greyston Bakery's hiring gives ex-cons a chance

Asia

Release of jailed journalists in Myanmar discussed at the UN

Advocates are calling on the UN to take a stronger stand for the release of jailed journalists in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Egypt.

Release of jailed journalists in Myanmar discussed at the UN

United States

US: Colin Kaepernick debate overshadows NFL season opener

The build-up to the start of the season was all about Kaepernick - a player who still doesn't have a team, but has dominated the conversation from the White House to the bleacher seats.

US: Colin Kaepernick debate overshadows NFL season opener

US & Canada

US: More than 40 million are food insecure

While that is a small improvement on recent years, it still means many people are forced to rely on handouts.

US: More than 40 million are food insecure

US & Canada

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike campaign faces opposition

Controversial campaign featuring former NFL quarterback, who knelt several times during the US national anthem to protest against racial injustice, is dividing NFL fans.

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike campaign faces opposition

United States

Bringing a billion oysters back to New York harbour

New York harbour was once teeming with oysters and the Billion Oyster Project seeks to return the harbour to habitability for oysters, even if they are are not edible.

Bringing a billion oysters back to New York harbour

US & Canada

Reports of plea deal for Michael Cohen

Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has reportedly agreed to enter a guilty plea in a deal with federal prosecutors in New York.

Reports of plea deal for Michael Cohen

Donald Trump

NFL anthem protests: Trump wants players suspended

Donald Trump and US conservatives continue their campaign against athletes who seek to draw attention to the treatment of minority communities by kneeling during the US anthem.

NFL anthem protests: Trump wants players suspended