Ben Schamisso - Newsy

Ben Schamisso


Ben Schamisso is a reporter focused primarily on global affairs and immigration. Born and raised in Belgium, Ben's international upbringing aids in his storytelling. Prior to joining Newsy in 2016, he was the lead videographer for Belgium's most prestigious soccer team and a producer for the Chicago Tribune. He earned his master's degree in broadcast journalism at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2012. Want to chat with him about immigration and foreign policy? Well, you're in luck — he speaks three languages.

Recent Work
People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries
Joseph Odelyn / APWorld

Day 5 Of Haiti Kidnapping As U.S. Says It Won't Pay $17M Ransom

A "closed" sign at The Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Berlin, Ohio.
Julie Carr Smyth / APWorld

FBI Working To Rescue Abducted Missionaries In Haiti

Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago
M. Spencer Green / APSci/Health

Chicago Police Union Fights City's Vaccine Mandate

"Bridge to U.S.A." sign over highway as cars cross into the U.S. from Canada
Mark Spowart / The Canadian Press / APU.S.

White House Lifts Ban For Land Travel From Canada, Mexico

Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Southwest Airlines Cancels Over 300 Monday Flights

Two women sit and talk
Tyler NavasPolitics

Fixing Up Houses For Afghan Refugees

Dmitry Muratov and Maria Ressa
Alexander Zemlianichenko/Aaron Favila / APWorld

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To 2 Journalists

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving on the basketball court
Adam Hunger / APSci/Health

Local Vaccine Mandates May Block Some NBA Players

Raúl Rodriguez

Why One Former Border Agent Is Facing Deportation

Taliban members sit in front of a mural depicting a woman behind barbed wire
Felipe Dana / APWorld

Taliban Enforcing Brutal Policies After U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Women gather to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan
Wali Sabawoon / APWorld

Afghan Women Fight Back, Protest Against Taliban

Reporter with camera.

Afghan Reporters Fear Being Killed By The Taliban

Members of the Afghan women's national football team warm up before a friendly match.
Altaf Qadri / APWorld

The Female Soccer Player Who Stayed Behind In Afghanistan

Taliban fighters hold Taliban flags in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.
Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi / APPolitics

After U.S. Withdrawal, Afghan Allies Are Left Behind

A Marine escorts a young girl at a checkpoint during an evacuation at Kabul's international airport
Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla / U.S. Marine Corps / APWorld

Afghan Interpreters Fear Being Left Behind

People wait to board evacuation flights in Kabul, Afghanistan
Sky News Exclusive / APWorld

Afghan Interpreter Describes Beatings At Kabul Airport

Families walk toward their evacuation flight at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan
Sgt. Samuel Ruiz / U.S. Marine Corps / APWorld

One Former Afghan Interpreter Shares His Harrowing Escape To The U.S.

Pareen Mhatre with her parents
Pareen MhatrePolitics

Children Of Legal Immigrants Fear Deportation

Laura Meza and other U.S. Army soldiers.
Laura MezaU.S.

New Hopes For Deported Veterans

A U.S. Border Patrol agent apprehends a migrant
AP Photo/Eric GayPolitics

Union Says Migrant Surge Puts Border Agents 'In Impossible Situations'

Leidy León with her two brothers
Leidy LeónPolitics

Ruling Devastates Young Immigrants About To Receive DACA Protections

A woman residing in Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul Residents Tell Newsy They Fear Taliban Return

File photo of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse
AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, FileWorld

Haiti In Turmoil After Assassination Of President Jovenel Moïse

A mother holds her malnourished daughter in a medical clinic in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia
AP Photo/Ben CurtisWorld

Could A Fragile Cease-Fire In Tigray End World's Worst Hunger Crisis?

Angry demonstrators carry pictures of Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority who died in custody.
AP Photo/Nasser NasserWorld

Palestinian Authority Faces Uprising After Critic Dies In Custody

former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in court during his sentencing hearing
Court TVU.S.

Derek Chauvin Sentenced To 22.5 Years For George Floyd's Murder

Badminton player Aram Mahmoud
UNHCR/Béla SzandelszkySports

From Damascus To Tokyo: Syrian Refugee To Compete At Olympics

A Chicago resident receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a barbershop
Ben Schamisso / NewsySci/Health

Inside An Unexpected Vaccination Site: The Barber Shop

Jenni Vee, Trans Bakery Owner of Jennivee Bakery, slices her Rainbow Pride Cake
Ben SchamissoU.S.

Trans Bakery Owner Serves Up Desserts For All During Pride Month

2017: A year anniversary after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.
Ben SchamissoU.S.

Pulse Shooting Sparked Conversations About Catholic LGBTQ Inclusion