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Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross has been The Takeaway’s WGBH producer since January 2010. She frequently develops contributions to the show from WGBH’s national television productions, including Frontline and NOVA, and the WGBH newsroom.

Elizabeth was previously a producer for PRI’s The World. One of her favorite assignments was traveling to Havana with The World’s anchor to produce the "Cuba Stories" series, which included a report about efforts by American and Cuban preservationists to save Ernest Hemingway's former Cuban home.

Elizabeth began her journalism career in the United Kingdom as a BBC Regional News Trainee, and produced a variety of television and radio news programs, and documentaries in Wales. She has worked as a producer at the BBC World Service for East Asia Today and a freelance producer and reporter for BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight. Elizabeth also did a stint with the Far East Broadcasting Company in Manila, Philippines, where she produced and presented a radio newsmagazine show and an educational travel series. You can contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth_Ross [at] wgbh [dot] org.

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

STEM Jobs Are Scarce for Recent Grads

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

There are more students and recent graduates with college degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math than there are STEM jobs, a new report finds.

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Massive Lawsuit Exposes Cancer Charity Fraud

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In one of the largest charity fraud cases in history, four cancer charities are accused of spending nearly $200 million in donations on goods and services.

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The 'Immature Teen Brain' and The Death Penalty

Friday, May 15, 2015

The "immature teenage brain" defense couldn't save convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty. One psychiatrist casts doubt on the defense's argument.

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A Wheelchair Revolution Starting with Bicycle Parts

Monday, May 11, 2015

How do you build a wheelchair for rugged roads and easy repair in the developing world? Look no further than your mountain bike.  

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America's Longest War: When Will it End?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A new series produced by The GroundTruth Project, "Foreverstan," considers what America’s longest war has accomplished, and its lasting consequences for the people of Afghanistan.  

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The Fate of The Boston Bomber: Bostonians Will Have Their Say

Thursday, April 09, 2015

After being found guilty on 30 counts, Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may now face the death penalty. That process begins next week, and it will be up to the jury to decide.

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Final Arguments Delivered in Tsarnaev Trial

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Two years after the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, and one month after his trial began, accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has faced his final day on trial.

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Palestinian Refugee Camp Attacked by ISIS

Monday, April 06, 2015

About 2,000 people managed to flee the Yarmouk refugee camp over the weekend, but Palestinian officials report that as many as 18,000 civilians remain trapped.

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Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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Voters Could Decide Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics

Monday, March 30, 2015

The private group behind the effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston is calling for the voters of Massachusetts to decide whether the city should bid to host the Games.

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Judgement Day Looms Near for Boston Marathon Bomber

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The prosecution in the trial of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is winding down.

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Mandela Autobiography to be Published Posthumously

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A highly anticipated autobiography under the working title, "The Presidential Years"  is due to be published posthumously by Nelson Mandela.

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Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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Two Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The officers were within a crowd of protesters that had gathered outside the station after the city's police chief, Thomas Jackson, agreed to resign.

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Sexual Assault on Campus: A Panic?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The White House has made tackling sexual assault on college campuses a top priority, but some are critical of the response seen at some universities.

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Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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The Dark Side of America's Brightest Inventor

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A new documentary considers the reasons for Thomas Edison's enduring fame, and the darker side of the great inventor's fiercely competitive nature.

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Feds Nab Russian Spies in NYC

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Three men were charged with operating a Russian spy ring in New York City. They attempted to collect intelligence and recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources.

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A Nobel Prize Winner's Fight to End Child Labor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Human rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, has had his bones broken and his life threatened by adversaries during his struggle to end child slavery.  

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Soap Opera Dramatizes Lives of Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Takeaway talks with the co-producers of a popular radio soap opera, airing in the Middle East, about the fictional lives of Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

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