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: 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

US & Canada

Saudi-Canada row: Trudeau stands by human rights call

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists his country will always speak strongly on human rights.

Saudi-Canada row: Trudeau stands by human rights call

United States

Facebook stock loses $120bn in value after scandals

The effect of fake news in the 2016 US election and user privacy concerns caused social media giant's shares to plunge by about 20 percent.

Facebook stock loses $120bn in value after scandals

Asia

UN combats Bangladesh's leading cause of child deaths: Drowning

For first time United Nations hopes to raise awareness of problem that claims lives of approximately 46 people, mostly children, per day.

UN combats Bangladesh's leading cause of child deaths: Drowning

US & Canada

Jill Stein on US Green party ambitions and challenges

Al Jazeera spoke to the leader of the Green party about their plans to capitalise on US voters' frustration with politics as usual in Washington.

Jill Stein on US Green party ambitions and challenges

US & Canada

US Green Party hoping to make gains in midterm elections

The Greens are fired, aiming to perform well in the mid-term elections and hoping to change the direction of American policy.

US Green Party hoping to make gains in midterm elections

United States

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