Steven D'Souza

CBC News New York

Steven D'Souza is a Gemini-nominated journalist based in New York City. He has reported internationally from the papal conclave in Rome and the World Cup in Brazil, and he spent eight years in Toronto covering stories like the G20 protests and the Rob Ford crack video scandal.

Latest from Steven D'Souza

How small-town Iowa boy Nick Nurse led the Toronto Raptors to NBA history

Nick Nurse has won at every level of basketball he's coached, in almost every league, and in many countries. Now the Toronto Raptors coach has done it on the sport's biggest stage. His success comes as no surprise to those who met him along the way.

What the Kyle Lowry shove tells us about tensions between NBA players and owners

The shove of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry by Golden State Warriors minority shareholder Mark Stevens during Game 3 of the NBA Finals not only set off a debate about courtside behaviour, it's also put the spotlight back on simmering tensions between players and owners.

How Drake found the 'ultimate troll jersey' for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

The owner of a Brooklyn store selling vintage sports jerseys helped Canadian rapper Drake find just the one he needed to get into the heads of the Golden State Warriors for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

'They failed me': How the promise of retraining U.S. coal miners came up empty

A program touted as an economic saviour for Appalachian coal country turned out to be riddled with problems and now faces a lawsuit from former students. One ex-student and employee says Mined Minds came to the region making promises like a soapbox preacher and failed to deliver.

How a new mall in New York City is hoping to reverse the 'retail apocalypse'

As stores shut down in record numbers in the U.S., in part due to the growth of online shopping, landlords are having to get creative to attract shoppers. A new development in New York City is going to the source of the disruption by recruiting brands that started online to open up shop in its mall.

'A tsunami to get this done': How New York finally accepted congestion pricing

A decade after it was first pitched, New York City has reluctantly come around to the idea of charging drivers a fee to drive into Midtown and Lower Manhattan. The turning point, opponents and experts say, was the crisis in transit that required a massive infusion of new revenue.

Donald Trump still faces 5, or more, legal challenges

Donald Trump's legal troubles did not end when the special counsel submitted his report. From lawsuits to investigations into his business, taxes, charity and inaugural committee, the U.S. president still has a long legal road to travel.

Bots, trolls and fake news: Social media is a minefield for U.S. midterms

Social media manipulation is posing problems heading into the U.S. midterms, despite efforts to fight the kind of tampering that affected the 2016 presidential election.

New York's Vision Zero success provides road map for others taking aim at pedestrian deaths

From lowering speeds and redesigning roads, to stronger enforcement and more bike lanes, New York is seeing a marked reduction deaths and injuries on its roadways — all by following a strategy that other North American cities have struggled to implement.

Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit

A Canadian science communicator wanted to show how people's emotions and desire for easy answers can be manipulated when it comes to science and health information. His fake video with a very real message now has millions of views.

Canadians on front line in push for supervised injection sites in New York

As New York inches closer to opening America's first safe injection sites, a pair of Canadians who helped found a similar site in Vancouver in 2003 find themselves in the midst of the same battles they fought 15 years ago.

'Anti-authority' tech rebels take on ISPs, connect NYC with cheap Wi-Fi

The volunteer community group NYC Mesh is working to bring affordable internet with lightning-quick downloads to New York, one building at a time.

In Parkland, students turn to each other to cope with tragedy

One month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students are still coping with complex emotions. Some have turned to activism, while others are focusing on telling the stories of their classmates. In some cases they're experiencing an unexpected emotion: guilt.
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1 month after Florida school shooting, students vow to keep fighting for gun control

On Valentine's Day, 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. After a month of heated debate, activism and even some legislative action, a group of students are vowing to keep up the fight.
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Students of Parkland, Fla., step up and speak out in wake of school shooting

There’s a familiar pattern that follows mass shootings in the U.S., but the students in Parkland, Fla., are determined to break it. Not content to simply accept the country’s thoughts and prayers, they’re speaking out and holding lawmakers’ feet to the fire on gun control.