Eleanor Beardsley's persistence and luck led to her covering the first rebellion of the Arab Spring- in Tunisia.
In a Paris cafe, Beardsley told Susan Loubet about her NPR report for that day--Women Going 'Topless" to protest the verdict of a gang rape trial. http://www.npr.org/2012/10/19/163257726/with-topless-protests-sextremists-march-in-paris
Reporting for the past 8 years from France,
Beardsley grew up in South Carolina. She has had a fascination for French language and culture since her childhood.