Investigative Journalist & Filmmaker



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Emily Kassie is an Emmy-nominated investigative journalist and filmmaker.

She is currently the Director of Visual Projects at The Marshall Project.

Her work focuses on human rights, corruption and violence, reporting for outlets including The New York Times, NBC, The Washington Post among others. She was the founding Creative Director of Highline, Huffington Post's investigative magazine, where she oversaw visual storytelling. 

In 2019, she was named Multimedia Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International. She was awarded an Overseas Press Club Award for Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs, the National Magazine Award (Ellie) for Multimedia Story of the Year as well as the Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling from the American Society of News Editors, for her work on the Syrian and West-African refugee crises. In 2018, she won a Murrow Award award for her work with the New York Times covering Hurricane Harvey. Her New York Times documentary on sexual abuse in immigration detention was used as evidence in the Senate Judiciary hearing on family separation at the southern border.

She is a World Press Photo multimedia winner, a two-time PDN multimedia winner and the recipient of four National Press Photographers Association awards including a Multimedia Portfolio of the Year in 2016. In 2018 she was named International Photography Award's Motion Photographer of the Year. In 2015 she won an Academy Award for student documentary for her film 'I Married My Family's Killer'. Her most recent film, A Girl Named C, is premiering in October, 2018.

She graduated with honors from Brown University and was a Gates scholar at Cambridge University, where she completed her masters degree in International Relations and Politics.