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:

Amid Global Silence, A 'Massive Moral Failure' Is Carried Out in Syria

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

As violence against Syrian civilians continues, one journalist give her perspective on what it means to be Syrian and see your home come apart at the seams.

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Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

Monday, February 19, 2018

As humans, we are typically good about responding to immediate threats we can see, but issues like climate change can be more difficult to grasp.


Humanitarian Crisis Brings Gaza to Brink of Collapse

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Palestinian refugee who has lived in Gaza her whole life, explains the daily challenges that she and her family are facing as a humanitarian crisis deepens.

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In Kenya, Press Freedom and Democracy Challenged

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Kenya has been in turmoil after three of the country’s largest privately-owned television stations were shut down by the government last week and forced to remain off air for days.  


Governor Ricardo Rosselló: 'Failure Is Just Not an Option Here in Puerto Rico'

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló discusses his plan to focus on charter schools as part of an effort to overhaul the island's public education system.


FEMA Ends Aid to Puerto Rico: What's Next

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Some officials in Puerto Rico think FEMA's decision is premature, since an estimated 1 million people still remain without power and roughly 118,000 don’t have access to clean water.

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Families Reckon with Abuse After Nassar's Sentencing

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The case of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has raised questions for parents about whom to trust with the care of child athletes.

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Inside the Illicit Massage Industry

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thousands of illicit massage parlors operate across the country, generating billions of dollars, but prosecuting the suspected sex traffickers who run them can be difficult.

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As ICE Cracks Down, Activists Feel Targeted

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting people living here illegally with criminal records, but a series of arrests of prominent immigrant activists has raised questions.

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Yemeni Port May Close, Shutting of Humanitarian Relief for Millions

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Yemen is suffering from the worst hunger crisis in the world, but a port used to bring in much needed food and supplies could be closed by Friday.


A Key Question on North Korea: Are Sanctions The Best Way Forward?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Increasingly tougher sanctions from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and others have failed to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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Fighting for the Dream of Economic Justice

Monday, January 15, 2018

What might a mass mobilization effort in support of the poor look like in 2018? The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provided a blueprint 50 years ago that still inspires today.


Coal Industry Falling Out of Favor with European Insurance Companies

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Some European insurance companies are scrapping or considering changing their coverage of companies that profit from coal. Are U.S. insurers likely to follow their lead anytime soon?


Patients Paid The Price as VA Hospital Manipulated Metrics for Better Ratings

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Administrators at a rural Veteran Affairs hospital in Oregon turned patients away to improve quality ratings, an investigation finds.

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As Death Toll Rises, Concerns Grow Over Iranian Protests

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Protests in Iran continued into Wednesday, and at least 21 people have died amid the demonstrations.

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Lawsuit Alleges Abuse by ICE Against Somali Immigrants During 48-Hour Journey

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A new lawsuit alleges that earlier this month, almost a hundred Somali immigrants who had been living in the U.S. were mistreated by ICE during a 48-hour attempted deportation journey.


More Than 9,000 Civilians Died in Battle to Retake Mosul

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Between 9,000 and 11,000 Iraqi civilians lost their lives in the battle to liberate Iraq’s second largest city. The rate is almost 10 times greater than reported before.


New Jersey’s Medical Examiner System in Crisis

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Jersey’s fragmented medical examiner system has long been plagued by dysfunction and a lack of oversight. A new investigation reveals the scale of the problem.  

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Disgraced Former Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law, Dead at 86

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cardinal Bernard Law, the archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace following a clergy child sex abuse scandal, died Wednesday in Vatican City.

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Coastal Communities Struggle as Beach Erosion Hits Home

Monday, December 18, 2017

As sea level rise and more powerful storms begin to affect a growing number of areas along U.S. coasts, how can coastal communities plan and prepare for what lies ahead?