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Freya Petersen

Position:  Breaking News writer in Brisbane Freya Petersen was born in New York City and raised in Australia, and has worked as a journalist in Asia, Europe and the United States. Before joining GlobalPost, she lived for four years in Paris, working as a reporter and editor for the broadcaster France 24 and the International Herald Tribune (New York Times Co.). She began her career in Sydney, as a reporter and chief of staff at country's biggest selling metropolitan broadsheet, the Sydney Morning Herald. Social Media Facebook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/Freedapeople Twitter handle:  freyapetersen Google Plus:  107125747736758152524

Daniel DeFraia

Position:  Breaking News Writer in Boston Daniel DeFraia is a GlobalPost Breaking News Writer in Boston. He can be reached at DanDeFraia@gmail.com. Social Media Facebook URL:  http://www.facebook.com/daniel.defraia Twitter handle:  ddefraia Google Plus:  111290862625298533694

Kaitlin Funaro

Position:  Breaking News writer in Los Angeles Kaitlin Funaro is a GlobalPost breaking news writer.

Stacey Leasca

Position:  Social Media Editor Stacey Leasca is GlobalPost's Social Media Editor. Anything that begins with an @ or ends with a # puts a smile on her face. Beyond overseeing GlobalPost's social media outlets, Stacey also produces original video content for GlobalPost. Her work has appeared in Motif Magazine, In-Madrid, Prestige International, AOL, and more. Stacey is also the cofounder of SUMOskinny.com. She grew up in Rhode Island where her love of the ocean was born. If you can't find her, check the surf. Social Media Facebook URL:  http://www.facebook.com/sleasca Twitter handle:  sleasca Tumblr:  sleasca.tumblr.com Google Plus:  118140594736871708351

Allison Jackson

Position:  Writer I'm a GlobalPost breaking news writer based in Mexico. Before moving here, I was the AFP China economics correspondent in Beijing. Social Media Facebook URL:  http://www.facebook.com/allison.jackson.940 Twitter handle:  allijackson28 Google Plus:  109353180462237182056

Sarah Wolfe

Position:  Breaking News writer in St. Paul Sarah Wolfe is a GlobalPost Breaking News writer with more than 15 years of experience covering state and national news for a variety of U.S. newspapers and The Associated Press. Her work has been published by news outlets around the globe, including ABC News, CBS News, the New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian. Raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, she now lives with her two children in St. Paul, Minn. Social Media Twitter handle:  gp_sarahwolfe Google Plus:  114177985157329383775

Kristin Deasy

Kristin Deasy is a GlobalPost breaking news writer. Before joining the GlobalPost team, she worked as a correspondent for the Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a US-funded organization that broadcasts into countries that lack a fully free press. Her work has also appeared in World Affairs magazine, the Prague Post, Egypt's Al Masry al-Youm, and others. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Social Media Twitter handle:  kristindeasy Google Plus:  /104480648559513025703/about

Jill Langlois

Position:  Breaking News writer in São Paulo Jill Langlois is a GlobalPost breaking news writer based in São Paulo, Brazil. She has written about everything from Olympic/World Cup preparations and the economy, to prison reform and a city plagued by crack addiction. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, GlobalPost's Brazil section and Canada's The Globe and Mail, among other publications. Born in Sault Ste Marie, Canada, Jill holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Toronto's Ryerson University. You can visit her at http://jilllanglois.com/. Social Media Facebook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/LangloisJill Twitter handle:  JillLanglois Google Plus:  112864785036631979708

Alexander Besant

Alexander Besant is a GlobalPost Breaking News Writer and freelance journalist. He is a recent graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism in New York City. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Social Media Twitter handle:  lebesant Google Plus:  109285040954914619378

Amy Silverstein

Amy Silverstein is a GlobalPost breaking news writer and a freelance reporter from Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Reuters, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, The Daily Climate and CNN.com. She was named a finalist for a Livingston Award in 2012. Social Media Facebook URL:  http://www.facebook.com/amy.silverstein Twitter handle:  amysilstein Google Plus:  114100859013936207330
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