CNN International - Intern - New York City, New York

Breaking News Coverage

Chemical Weapons in Syria

After chemical weapons were used in Syria during the summer of 2013 I was at the forefront of CNN's United Nations coverage working alongside correspondents Richard Roth and Nick Paton Walsh. My responsibilities included obtaining soundbites from key ambassadors along with asking relevant questions at the UN press briefings. 

Martin Nesirky - Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  

Martin Nesirky - Spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  


'Source: U.N. report on Syria should be ready early next week'

During our coverage I personally obtained globally breaking information from a private briefing with a Western diplomat regarding when a United Nations chemical weapons analysis would be finished. 

"The inspectors collected evidence from the site of the August 21 attack outside Damascus, and laboratories have been processing the material for more than a week. A diplomatic source told CNN that the findings would be presented on Monday, while another source said the report would 'likely' be presented Monday or Tuesday."
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'Everything You Need To Know About the United Nations'

While out of the United Nations I wrote and voiced this piece that aired on CNN Student News and was published online. 

You can view the full piece here.


CNN Affiliate Content Center - Intern - Atlanta, Georgia

Breaking News

While working out of CNN's Atlanta newsroom, I was responsible for monitoring and alerting breaking news in certain parts of the United States. Below is a collection of stories that I either alerted the network of or coordinated access for. 

Nancy Writebol pictured above

Nancy Writebol pictured above

American Ebola Patient's Wife 'Praying Fervently' for His Recovery

Coordinated with local affiliates to provide CNN with information on the latest infected American at the time along with the first public comments from Nancy Writebol, the recently recovered missionary. 

Dr. Rick Sacra is the latest American to become infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia for the aid organization Serving in Mission. 

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INDIANA COUPLE CHARGED WITH HOLDING WOMAN IN A DOG CAGE FOR WEEKS

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A young Indiana mother was gagged with chloroform and held captive for two months, forced to wear a dog collar tethered to an "intricate restraint system" and kept in a wooden cage built by one of her "sadist" captors, police said. The woman was repeatedly beaten and raped until a stranger risked his own life to rescue her, officials said. 

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4 firefighters injured when Ice Bucket Challenge goes wrong

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An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went terribly wrong in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when four firefighters were seriously injured after participating in a group event, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette.

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Enterovirus cases investigated in 12 states

Put this on notice when it was only in the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Quincy, Illinois areas.

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Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus illnesses: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Utah. 

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