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

US immigration: Mother says child suffered trauma

Trump's zero-tolerance policy separating kids at border can cause children lifelong trauma.

US immigration: Mother says child suffered trauma

US & Canada

Art exhibit shows New York's Times Square submerged in water

The exhibition by Mel Chin shows the observer the links between the shipping that helped make New York City a global commercial hub and the consumption that drives climate change.

Art exhibit shows New York's Times Square submerged in water

United States

US: Monsanto on trial over Roundup poisoning case

Former school groundsman dying of cancer accuses maker of popular herbicide of suppressing evidence of risks.

US: Monsanto on trial over Roundup poisoning case

US & Canada

Coalition of 50 US schools collects supplies for Syrian refugees

A retired school teacher in the US state of New York is attempting to both teach American school children about the Syrian refugee crisis and bring some relief to Syrian refugee children.

Coalition of 50 US schools collects supplies for Syrian refugees

US & Canada

'Bye-bye bikini': Miss America bids farewell to swimsuit contest

The beauty pageant has scrapped one of its most iconic elements in the competition by coining the hashtag #byebyebikini, in an attempt to shift the annual ceremony's emphasis on contestants' physical beauty.

'Bye-bye bikini': Miss America bids farewell to swimsuit contest

US & Canada

Female candidates lead Democratic fight in US primary elections

Democrats are rallying around the unprecedented number of women running for office as they try to regain the majority in the House of Representatives come November.

Female candidates lead Democratic fight in US primary elections

US & Canada

ABC cancels Roseanne show after star's 'abhorrent' tweets

Network issued a statement condemning Barr's racist comments towards ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, calling them 'abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values'.

ABC cancels Roseanne show after star's 'abhorrent' tweets

US & Canada

New York disability advocates push to improve transport access

Advocates say that a lack of accessible transport is part of the reason less than 30 percent of disabled people in New York can work.

New York disability advocates push to improve transport access

US & Canada

Butterflies at New York exhibit educate the public

Over 100 species of the world's butterflies are on display at New York's Museum of Natural History.

Butterflies at New York exhibit educate the public

US & Canada

New York: Sense exhibition challenges designers

Seeking to create a unique and inclusive experience, one museum is featuring an exhibition intended to engage all five of its visitors' senses.

New York: Sense exhibition challenges designers

United States

New Palestinian art museum opens in United States

The first of its kind in the US, the new Palestinian art museum displays over 70 pieces, ranging from photography to abstract art.

New Palestinian art museum opens in United States

US & Canada

US government proposes rent raise on federally subsidised housing

Under the Trump Administration's plan, some of the poorest families may end up paying three times as much in rent.

US government proposes rent raise on federally subsidised housing