Although based out of New York, Hollie extensively covers wars, authoritarian regimes and the rise of terrorist groups such as ISIS – reporting undercover from the frontlines across Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Crimea and beyond.
She speaks multiple dialects of Arabic and routinely consults as a humanitarian and technical advisor for Hollywood productions. When not in a war zone, she still practices ballet and martial arts.
“I am always more interested in the human side of conflict rather than tactics and techniques. The soldier who brings you tea and bread and pillows. The one who shows you photos of their child and then asks what will become of their future. The one who plays classical music before the incoming. The camaraderie that exists.”