Courtney Vinopal is an associate producer at the PBS NewsHour.
Courtney’s Recent Stories
World Oct 03In China’s film industry, the Communist Party is in the director’s chair
Actors who prove effective ambassadors for the People’s Republic may see their careers rise, while those who test Chinese authorities can face negative consequences, even if they are stars.
Politics Sep 11What does Mark Sanford believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
Mark Sanford's career has been defined by reinvention. Scandal ended the South Carolina Republican's marriage -- but not his political career. And now he is on a quixotic mission to unseat the president.
Economy Sep 04New French tax turns Trump and tech giants into strange bedfellows
What does French rosé have in common with American software? Both are wrapped up in a brewing trade scuffle between the U.S. and France, which has spawned an unlikely alliance between the Trump administration and major American tech giants.
Nation Aug 20Experts reject Trump’s call for mental hospitals to fight gun violence
In the days following shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this month, the president spoke about background checks as a way of preventing more violence. But he quickly turned his attention toward mental illness and now, mental hospitals…
Nation Aug 07Why online communities that breed hate and violence are so hard to control
When extremist communities are banned from one website, they usually find another.
Politics Jul 10What does Tom Steyer believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
Here’s where billionaire environmentalist and 2020 presidential contender Tom Steyer stands on key issues.
Politics Jun 05How the U.S. and Mexico could find common ground on immigration
President Donald Trump’s threat to hit Mexico with new tariffs unless that government stops the flow of asylum seekers to the U.S. has sent officials from both countries scrambling to come up with solutions on illegal immigration, in the face…
Agents for Change May 314 ways groups are making period care easier and more equitable
From U.S. prisons to rural communities in India, activists and companies are working to improve feminine hygiene care for all.
Nation May 15Could these state abortion bans help the movement to overturn Roe v. Wade?
A Louisiana bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is the latest example of how abortion opponents and anti-abortion lawmakers across the country are pushing legislation that could prompt the highest court to reconsider Roe v. Wade.
Politics May 03What does Michael Bennet believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
Sen. Michael Bennet is the latest entry into a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field. Here's where the Colorado Democrat stands on key issues.