Ben Schamisso - Scripps News

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
A hologram of Aaron Elster is shown.
Scripps NewsWorld

At the Illinois Holocaust Museum, holograms forever preserve survivors

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaks with the media.

News trust is highest in Finland. Can the US learn from that?

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center
Eraldo Peres / APWorld

How political unrest escalated into violence in Brazil

A man types on a computer.
Scripps NewsBusiness

Foreign tech workers on visas face uncertain futures amid layoffs

Hansel Enmanuel practices dunks.
Michael WykeSports

One-Armed Basketball Player Is Changing The Game On And Off Court

A memorial for the 19 children and two teachers killed in the Uvalde shooting sits outside of Robb Elementary
Acacia Coronado / APPolitics

2022 Year In Review: Gun Violence

Nataliia Pavliuk, right, and her daughter Yustyna, third from right, st.and with children and their artwork
Art Studio of Nataliia PavliukWorld

Ukrainian Kids Express Horrors Of War Through Art Therapy

People line up to apply for visas at the U.S. embassy in Brazil.
Eraldo Peres / APU.S.

Long Wait Times For Tourist Visas Could Be Hurting U.S. Economy

The Eight Crazy Nights pop-up bar

Chicago Bar Transforms Into Hanukkah Hot Spot During The Holidays

Three dogs in ugly Christmas sweaters are shown.

Ugly Sweaters Are Now A Holiday Staple, Even For Some Pets

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout looks out from inside a detention center.
Apichart Weerawong / APPolitics

Who Is Viktor Bout, The Arms Dealer In The Swap For Brittney Griner?

Construction workers.
Ted Shaffrey / APBusiness

U.S. Hiring Stays Strong, Complicating Fed's Inflation Fight

A U.S. soccer fan poses with an Iranian soccer fan.
Jerome Delay / APSports

Iran-U.S. World Cup Clash Rife With Political Tension

Indonesian President Joko Widodo plants a tree.
Alex Brandon / APScience and Health

How Cities Are Using Trees To Combat Climate Change

ASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze, left, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory DART coordination lead
Alex Brandon / APScience and Health

How Can Earth Avoid An Asteroid Strike?

England's Harry Kane wears a black armband with a sign "No discrimination."
Pavel Golovkin / APSports

FIFA, Qatar Spark World Cup Controversy Over Arm Band Restrictions

Poland's Arkadiusz Milik, right, and Mexico's Carlos Rodriguez, battle for the ball during the World Cup
Aijaz Rahi / APSports

Why Is The World Cup Being Played In The Winter?

Cristiano Ronaldo runs during a Portugal soccer team training in Oeiras, outside Lisbon
Armando Franca / APSports

Why Do We Americans Call It Soccer?

Panelists attend a discussion at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.
APScience and Health

COP27: Leaders Will Discuss Who's Covering Costs Of Climate Change

A patron sips his drink while having a meal at a bar
Julio Cortez / APScience and Health

CDC Data Reveals Alcohol-Related Deaths Increased During Pandemic

The entrance of a corn maze is shown.

Record-Breaking Corn Maze Attracts Visitors Looking To Get Lost

A doctor checks out newborns.

The U.S. Is In The Midst Of A Mini Baby Boom

John T. Coli Sr., president of Teamsters Joint Council 25, speaks at a news conference in Chicago
M. Spencer Green / APU.S.

Former Chicago Labor Leader Receives 19 Months In Prison For Extortion

Newsy's Ben Schamisso rides along with a U.S. Coast Guard pilot.

On Board With The U.S. Coast Guard: Surveilling The Sea For Migrants

People stand in Bigfoot costumes.

Remote Oklahoma Town Has Become The Hub For Bigfoot Believers

Sokhary Chau stands at a podium.

Redistricting Changed The Face Of A Massachusetts Town's Politics

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
Susan Walsh / APU.S.

Forbes: 400 Richest Americans Less Wealthy In 2022 Due To Inflation

Cameroonian immigrant granted asylum in the U.S.

Cameroonian Man Wins Asylum Case, Finds Safe Haven In Wisconsin

Water flows from a fountain.
Jim Cole / APScience and Health

Illinois Town's $13 Million Water System Will Bypass Forever Chemicals

A Starbucks sign hangs outside a Starbucks coffee shop.
Gene J. Puskar / APBusiness

Fired Baristas Accuse Starbucks Of 'Scorched Earth' Union-Busting