Emily Kassie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, investigative journalist and artistic director.
Her work focuses on human rights, corruption and violence and she reports for a multitude of organizations including The New York Times, NBC, BBC, Highline/Huffington Post among others.
In 2017 she won the Punch Sulzberger Award for reporting from the American Society of News Editors, the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs and the National Magazine Award (Ellie) for Multimedia story of the year for her reporting and multimedia on the refugee crisis. For the same project she won an NPPA award and first place in PDN's storytellers.
She is a World Press Photo multimedia winner, a PDN multimedia winner and in 2016 she was named a Multimedia Portfolio of the Year by NPPA. In 2015 she won an Academy Award for student documentary for her film 'I Married My Family's Killer'.
She was the founding Creative Director of Highline, Huffington Post's investigative magazine, where she oversaw 25 original long-form multimedia stories. 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.