Most notably, Emily is a National Magazine Award, Murrow Award, Overseas Press Club Award and World Press Photo Award winner for multiple works for The New York Times, NBC and Huffington Post Highline.

  • National Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage (2018) "Into the Deluge" (New York Times)

  • International Photography Awards, Moving Images Photographer of the Year (2018) First place for "Hunting for Addicts" (NBC left field)

  • PDN Storytellers, First Place Multimedia  (2018) First place for "Hunting for Addicts" (NBC left field)

  • National Press Photographers Association, Best In-depth Video Journalism (2018) First place for "Hunting for Addicts" (NBC left field)

  • National Press Photographers Association, Best Team Video Journalism (2018) First place for "Into the Deluge" (New York Times)

  • Front Page Award for Multimedia (2017) The Newswomen's Club of New York, 21st Century Goldrush (Highline) 

  • ASNE's Punch Sulzberger award for Online Storytelling (2017)  American Society of News Editors, 21st Century Goldrush (Highline)

  • Overseas Press Club Award, Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs (2017) 21st Century Goldrush (Highline)

  • National Magazine Award for Multimedia (2017), 21st Century Goldrush (Highline)

  • National Press Photographers Association Best Multimedia (2017) 21st Century Goldrush (Highline)

  • PDN Storytellers, First place multimedia  (2017) First place for 21st Century Goldrush(Highline)

  • National Magazine Award for Public Service (2017) Nominated for Out Here No One Can Hear You Scream, Story by Kathryn Joyce Multimedia by Emily Kassie

  • Gates Scholarship/Fellowship (2016) Awarded the prestigious Gates Scholarship to Cambridge University - Masters in International Relations & Politics

  • World Press Photo Multimedia Winner, Immersive Storytelling (2016) Welcome To Parkersburg, West Virginia (Highline)

  • National Press Photographers AssociationMultimedia Journalism portfolio of the year (2016) National Press Photography Association (NPPA) Directed and produced various multimedia pieces for Highline

  • Pulitzer Center for Investigative Journalism grant recipient (2016) for reporting on the refugee crisis

  • Online Journalism Award for Public Service Reporting (2016), Creative Director of Highline, which won this award for American prison reporting.

  • Online News Association Award of Excellence Nominee (2016), Creative Director of Highline, nominated for this award. 

  • National Magazine Award (Ellie), Public Interest Story of the year Nominee (2016), Directed and produced multimedia, videos and photography for Mariah Blake's story on DuPont

  • Webby: Best Individual Editorial Experience Nominee (2015) Creative directed and produced video and photo content for "America's Most Admired Law Breaker," nominated for this webby. 

  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalist (2015 & 2016) Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford  

  • Watson Fellowship (2013-2014) Watson Institute For International Relations, Brown University


Film Awards

A Girl Named C (2018)

  • Premiering October 2018 at Austin Film Festival

I Married My Family’s Killer (2015)

  • Academy Award, Student Documentary (2015)

  • Best Documentary Short (2015) at the Tallgrass International Film Festival

  • Silver Chris Award (2015) for Best in Division at the Columbus Film Festival

  • Best Foreign Short (2015), IFS Film Festival

  • Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award (2015) at the Global Film Awards

  • Runner Up Best Documentary (2015) Honorable Mention, and Official Selection at the Cleveland International Film Festival

  • Award of Excellence (2014) International Shorts Competition

  • Official Selection, (2015) Flickerfest; Official Selection, Vail Film Fest; Official Selection, Madrid International Film Festival;  Official Selection at the Rome International Film Festival.

  • AT&T Media Grant (2013)