And with two girls under the age of two, this will give Long a more normal schedule than broadcast news provides.
Ground, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, was created by a former NASA engineer Harleen Kaur. If you link or provide news to the site, it can verify your location and know that you are a real person, not a Russian bot, Long said. As a news consumer, "you can look for bias and slants. You can get out of your news bubble and compare and contrast and see if there are errors in reporting," she said.
Before 11Alive, Long, a Syracuse University grad, worked at CNN in 2005 for its online startup network Pipeline, then as a reporter and anchor. She later moved to Bloomberg as an international correspondent.