Kristina is a Canadian journalist based in Istanbul with over a decade of experience reporting across all platforms, as well as producing and writing in television newsrooms. She does a mix of video, radio and written reports, including for Euronews, NBC News, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, and RFI among others. She films and edits her own packages (using a Canon Rebel T2i and Adobe Premiere Pro), as well as does lives. Before being based in Turkey, she covered the Ukrainian crisis for two years, including the revolution in Kiev, the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the east from both sides of the frontline. Prior to Ukraine, she was based in Hungary. During her time reporting, she has contributed to NBC, The Daily Telegraph, BBC, DW, The Daily Beast, Al Jazeera, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. She has done lives for Euronews NBC, BBC (radio and television), Sky News, France 24, Al Jazeera, Monocle Radio and CBC Television. One of her videos for Al Jazeera while covering the refugee crisis received over a million views online while another one got about 500, 000 views in one day. She also worked as a news producer for Sky in London and as a news producer and writer for CBC and CTV in Toronto. She has her own body armour and has done hostile environment training, with the help of a Rory Peck Trust bursary. She received a MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and Honours BA with distinction from the University of Toronto, specialising in political science.
"Aleppo zoo animals wait to be re-homed from Turkey rescue centre" - The Daily Telegraph I produced, shot and edited this video.
"Syrian Girl Flees Refugee Camp To Find Her Parents" - AJ+ This video I shot received over a million Facebook likes. I tracked down the girl in Germany six months later for a follow-up video which received 500, 000 likes in 24 hours.