My name is Kristin Toussaint and I'm currently an enterprise reporter at the Metro newspaper in New York City, covering everything from new tech innovations to the burgeoning world of weed to the latest immigration news at the local level. Previously, I was a staff writer at Boston.com. In my time reporting, I've profiled a small-town Massachusetts man who makes maple syrup by tapping his neighbor's trees, learned how Boston's homeless population survived the brutal 2015 winter, witnessed the flight of a drone that aims to save whales by studying their snot and tapped experts to explain the world's complex developments, from President Trump's executive orders to the latest cybersecurity threat.
I've written short entertainment pieces and breaking news, working quickly and accurately to tap into what readers need to know. I've worked early mornings to grab stories right away — like the dash cam video of a cop threatening to 'blow a hole' through a driver's head, which I expanded on with a look into the cop's file — and I've worked late, exploring how Boston's breweries offer way more than just beer.
Previously, I focused more on culture, writing music reviews for the Boston Hassle — which, during my time there, grew from a one-page rag of monthly local shows to a multi-page staple found in coffee shops across the city. I interned with the (sadly, now defunct) Boston Phoenix, a distinctly-voiced staple of the Boston counterculture.
I graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Communication, where I concentrated in print journalism and minored in political science. I was the music director for our student-run radio station WTBU and contributed to the student-run online magazine The BU Buzz.