Andrée Massiah

Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

With over 15 years in television, radio and digital media, I have a wealth of experience in the media industry. I am a versatile journalist, with an interest in many areas including world news, politics, community affairs, and sport. My goal is to continue working in news production, learning the latest techniques to make news accessible to audiences.

Specialties: Social media, online publishing, digital editing, television production, radio production.

Portfolio
BBC News
10/03/2019
Singing homeless woman stuns social media

When a Los Angeles police officer stopped to film a homeless woman singing operatically in a subway, little did they know that the video would go viral. Emily Zamourka is seen in the video singing Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro. The Los Angeles Police Department posted the video on its Twitter account where it has been viewed a million times.

BBC News
10/04/2019
Potential employer photo-shames woman in swimsuit

A company in Texas posted an image of a job applicant wearing a swimsuit as an example of how not to apply for a job. Marketing company Kickass Masterminds posted an Instagram slide - since removed - of applicant Emily Clow, along with advice on professionalism.

BBC News
01/05/2019
'I think about Calvin, my stillborn son, every day'

"My son would have turned three in January. Not a day goes by when I don't wish I could have saved him or traded places with him." In 2016, Jason Langston and his wife, Susan, had a stillborn son they named Calvin.

BBC News
06/22/2018
The Windrush spark that never died

In 1944, before the Empire Windrush arrived in the UK, Harold Sinson was about to meet the love of his life in a family home in Yorkshire. Harold came to the UK from Guyana - then British Guiana - and served in the Royal Air Force during the war.

BBC News
06/27/2018
'That is not how you say my name'

In light of the story about mispronounced names at graduation ceremonies, people have been sharing their experiences of when others have slipped up saying their names. Sometimes names may be difficult to say because they are not often heard in certain parts of the world.

BBC News
06/27/2016
'Go back home' - Bitter backlash post EU referendum

Since the EU referendum results revealed the UK voted to leave, people have been compiling reports of racism on social media. A number of incidents where people have experienced hostility because of the colour of their skin and their ethnic background have been shared online.

BBC News
11/30/2016
Barbados at 50: Golden jubilee of facts

Happy birthday Barbados! The Caribbean island is 50 years old on 30 November - more to the point, it's 50 years since it gained independence from the UK. There are a few things you may already know about this island of a little more than 280,000 people: it was a centre of sugar production, has produced numerous world class cricketers, and is the birthplace of iconic pop star Rihanna.

BBC News
02/19/2016
Mental illness: How do you cope?

As part of the BBC's In The Mind season, we have been asking how you cope with mental illness. From listening to music and running, to colouring a picture and spending time with your family, you have sent us your photos and messages of your personal stories and how you manage day-to-day.

BBC News
01/17/2016
'My therapy animal is inspirational'

To board an aeroplane and find that one of your fellow passengers has feathers is not a usual occurrence. But this is exactly what happened on a recent US domestic flight when a turkey was spotted sitting in a seat on the plane.

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