• CNN's Max Foster updated fans on Periscope as the world waited for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to go into labor with her second child.

    Periscope: Four ways it's shaking up media

    By Rachel Rodriguez, CNN
    It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. Instead, he turns to his phone -- clamped to a mini-tripod perched atop a trash bin -- and chats with thousands of royal fans via livestreaming app Periscope.


  • Rachel Rodriguez is Senior Producer for social media at CNN International. She directs CNNI's social media strategy and covers news and features via social media. She also produces stories based on content submitted through the iReport platform and spotted around the web. She is based in London.

    Previously, she held similar roles at CNN in Atlanta for five years, where she covered everything from immigration to identity and managed CNN iReport's personal essays project. . She graduated from Duke University in 2008 with a BA in history. She has interned at NPR and the Smithsonian Institution.