Erin Banco

Erin Banco is a Middle East writer based in New York City.

Stories By Erin Banco

Can Synchronized Skating Finally Make the Leap to Olympic Sport?

It started as hokey entertainment during hockey games, but now this unlikely team sport is all grown up—and the impressive athletes of “synchro” want respect on the world...

I Had an Emergency Appendectomy in Egypt…So Why Do I Still Have My Appendix?

I was reporting in Cairo following the Arab Spring, when I suddenly became violently ill. I’m still trying to piece together what happened next.