krista Hessey

Krista Hessey / @krishessey

Social Editor/ Reporter

Krista is the Social Editor at OpenCanada and also produces original reporting. She is a recent graduate of the journalism program at Ryerson University. She is a former writer and editor of McClung’s Magazine and The Ryersonian. She also has worked at MTV Canada. She has a minor in politics and a passion for human rights, feminism, social justice and environmental issues. Find her on Twitter @krishessey.

Most Recent Posts


On the road with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman

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July 12, 2016

As the widely syndicated U.S. radio show marks 20 years, its tireless host chats with OpenCanada’s Krista Hessey on the impact of U.S. foreign policy, the role of the media and the continued growth of her news program. 

James Foley

The misunderstanding of U.S. journalist James Foley

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April 6, 2016

Before his death in 2014, James Foley had set out to tell stories from Syria before the conflict had caught the world’s attention. Now, in a new documentary, Foley’s childhood friend Brian Oakes sets out to tell a more complete story of the man himself.