Sylvia Maria Gross

Editor

The World

Sylvia Maria Gross is an editor at The World. She is an award-winning editor, reporter and host. As a reporter, she’s covered education, race, culture, immigration and the arts. Several radio documentaries she’s edited have won national Edward R. Murrow Awards.  At station KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, she founded a weekly newsmagazine, KC Currents, a daily talk show, Central Standard, and several podcasts including A People's History of Kansas City. Sylvia grew up between Brooklyn, New York; Bahia, Brazil; and the suburbs of Washington, DC. She taught middle school math in New York City before discovering the magic of audio journalism.

Students gather to take a group picture during the library repat the University of Mosul in front of the theatre on Feb. 19, 2022.

After years of conflict and rebuilding, Mosul University's Central Library marks new beginning  

The library’s reopening on Feb. 19 represents a significant milestone in the return of arts and literature to a city whose culture became a target of the militants. 

After years of conflict and rebuilding, Mosul University's Central Library marks new beginning  
An "Encanto" billboard stands at a movie theater in Bogotá, Colombia.

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ depicts Colombia as a magical place full of possibilities — a welcome change for local audiences

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ depicts Colombia as a magical place full of possibilities — a welcome change for local audiences
Maria Isabel Parra takes her turn "at bat" during a kickball match in Riohacha, Colombia, March 26, 2021.

Kickball builds bonds between migrants and locals in this Colombian border city

Kickball builds bonds between migrants and locals in this Colombian border city
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Court considers fate of adopted Guatemalan boy

Court considers fate of adopted Guatemalan boy
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