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.

US & Canada

Humpback whales return to New York in conservation victory

In the last decade, the whale population around New York has just exploded. There were 272 sightings last year compared with just five in 2011.

Humpback whales return to New York in conservation victory

US & Canada

US abortion laws: Maine expands access to abortion

Since 2011, there has been a surge in laws that restrict abortion access in many states, setting up a possible Supreme Court battle that could redefine abortion rights nationwide.

US abortion laws: Maine expands access to abortion

US & Canada

Alzheimer's in the US: Women more likely to develop disease

Two-thirds of the people living with Alzheimer's in the US are women.

Alzheimer's in the US: Women more likely to develop disease

US & Canada

Native American lawsuit: New Jersey tribe sues over land use

Tribe officially recognised by state of New Jersey and its ties to land which now sits in a gated community which goes back for generations.

Native American lawsuit: New Jersey tribe sues over land use

Syrian Refugees

A small ray of hope for Syrians in the US as TPS is extended

The extension gives Syrians safety and more stability, but many are longing to return home.

A small ray of hope for Syrians in the US as TPS is extended

Middle East

Syrians in US: Temporary protection extended by 18 months

Syrians who have been living in the US since 2016 have been granted temporary protective status.

Syrians in US: Temporary protection extended by 18 months

US & Canada

Can robots improve a doctor's empathy?

Hal, a state-of-the-art medical training mannequin, is capable of talking and simulating distressed emotions, helping students prepare to deal with real-world situations and behaviours.

Can robots improve a doctor's empathy?

US & Canada

Deportation threat: Uncertainty for US asylum seekers

Pregnant Guatemalan woman who feared deportation will be able to stay in the US to appeal her case.

Deportation threat: Uncertainty for US asylum seekers

US & Canada

US cops facing scrutiny for social media behaviour

Officers put on administrative leave pending an investigation for posts deemed racist or advocating violence.

US cops facing scrutiny for social media behaviour

US & Canada

The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

NASA says a dozen private citizens may be able to go to the ISS each year.

The International Space Station: The next hot tourist destination

US & Canada

Memorial tribute: Horrors of 9/11 still linger

In the park where the Twin Towers once stood, a new memorial highlights the lingering impact of the September 11 attacks.

Memorial tribute: Horrors of 9/11 still linger

United States

US measles outbreak push to end religious exemptions

Eliminating the religious exemption has raised vaccination rates in California, though the number of children seeking medical exemptions there has tripled.

US measles outbreak push to end religious exemptions