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:

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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Syrian Exile Finds Her Voice Through Storytelling

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Syrian exile in Washington, D.C. describes how the radio station she co-founded has created a voice for ordinary Syrians and humanized the Syrian crisis.

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Waiting For Justice in Boston

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The second phase of selecting a jury in the federal trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, gets underway this week. 

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The Science of Decision-Making

Monday, January 12, 2015

Why do we struggle to keep even our best New Year’s resolutions? We delve into the latest research about the science of decision-making to find out.

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Dirt Doesn't Hurt

Thursday, January 08, 2015

About 2 million Americans a year are infected with drug-resistant bacteria, but researchers have high hopes for a new antibiotic that uses bacteria found in our soils.

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Inside the Founding Fathers’ Time Capsule

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Revolutionary War patriots like Paul Revere stuffed this time capsule in 1795, making it our country's oldest. Last night, a Boston museum cracked it open. Hear what's inside.

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Ukraine Tests Russia With Move Towards NATO

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lawmakers in the Ukrainian parliament, along with the support of President Petro Poroshenko, have voted to drop its “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO.

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In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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How We Can Abolish Homelessness

Friday, December 12, 2014

Can you abolish homelessness?  According to the nation's former "homeless czar," the answer is a resounding yes. 

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South Africa 'Devastated' by Hostage Death

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A look at how a failed rescue mission in Yemen left a South African teacher, who was set to be released, dead hours before gaining his freedom.

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Al Qaeda Group Holds American Journalist Hostage

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released a video of a man pleading for his life. The man in the video identifies himself as journalist Luke Somers.

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