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:

The Economist Caught Between Climate Deniers and Alarmists

Friday, September 22, 2017

Bjorn Lomborg says some well-meaning climate activists give confusing and inaccurate information about climate change, and divert precious funds away from tried and tested solutions.

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Inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Is On A Mission To Do Good

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Amanda Gorman, the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, shares some of her poetry and discusses her mission for her newly created role.

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Concerns of Russian Meddling as Germany Prepares to Vote

Monday, September 18, 2017

Voters in Germany will head to the polls for federal elections next weekend, but some are worried about Russian interference. Sound familiar?

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Washington State Attorney General Sues to Protect DACA

Friday, September 08, 2017

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is co-leading a lawsuit with 15 other attorneys general challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA.

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Despite President's Speech, Americans Have Few Details on GOP Tax Pan

Thursday, August 31, 2017

President Donald Trump gave a speech on tax reform Wednesday. It has been more than 30 years since there was a tax overhaul. Will the president's plan be able to push ahead?

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Los Angeles Challenges Threat to Deny Federal Funds

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Los Angeles is suing the Trump administration over its latest threats to deny federal grant money to so-called "sanctuary cities."

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North Korea Bucks the U.N. With Latest Missile Test

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Early Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over a northern Japanese island. In response, President Trump said that "all options are on the table."

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Moscow Mirage? New Reports Reveal Russian Trump Tower Plan

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

While Donald Trump was campaigning to become president, a business associate sought out commercial interests for him in Russia, including a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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Report: Exxon Actively Worked to Mislead the Public About Climate Change

Friday, August 25, 2017

An academic paper released this week definitively finds that Exxon acknowledged man-made climate change internally, but worked to misinform people publicly. 

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U.S. May Be Violating International Law with Saudi Arms Deals

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In June, Congress approved a $500 million arms deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. These types of sales are nothing new, but they continue to raise a range of human rights concerns.

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Fact-Checking Trump: Seven Months In and More Than 1,000 False Claims

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A look back at some of the president's biggest misstatements and misleading claims, and how they’ve played to the American public

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After Tough Talk, NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One of President Trump’s main talking points on the campaign trail was the issue of trade, and specifically NAFTA. Beginning today, President Trump has a chance to act on that.

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Venezuela Crisis Complicates Pence's Latin American Tour

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence's diplomatic trip to Latin America was supposed to focus on trade, but it's become more about the crisis in Venezuela. 

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Even With U.S. Support, Is There Any Hope for Peace in Syria?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Trump Administration has stepped up U.S. support for Syrian forces that are trying to drive out ISIS from the city of Raqqa, but a solution to the conflict still seems out of reach.

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Kenya Prays for a Peaceful Vote

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

There are significant concerns about whether Kenya will be able to hold safe and credible elections after a senior election official was recently found dead.

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Words as Weapons: Legal Questions Arise in Texting Suicide Case

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of manslaughter after she told her boyfriend to commit suicide over text, will be sentenced today. The case could have broad legal implications.

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After Visa Controversy, Afghan Girls Will Attend Robotics Competition in U.S.

Friday, July 14, 2017

An all-female team of student inventors from Afghanistan finally has permission from the U.S. to travel to a forthcoming international robotics competition in Washington, D.C.

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Massachusetts AG: Why I'm Suing Betsy DeVos

Thursday, July 13, 2017

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delayed regulations against for-profit colleges, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 18 other Democratic attorneys general are suing.

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Trump and Putin Meet at G20

Friday, July 07, 2017

One of the most highly anticipated meetings at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, will take place on the sidelines, between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Experts Warn Trump Administration on Severity of Russian Interference

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

A former U.S. ambassador to NATO calls President Trump’s refusal to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election "a dereliction of the basic duty to defend our country.”  

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