Emily Kassie is an Emmy and Peabody-nominated investigative journalist and filmmaker. Her work focuses on human rights, corruption, and violence, reporting for outlets including The New York Times, PBS and The Washington Post.
She is a two-time World Press Photo winner, a two-time National Magazine Award (Ellie) winner, and the recipient of six National Press Photographers Association awards. In 2020, she was honored as a Livingston Award Finalist and nominated for a Peabody for Public Service. She was also named to Forbes 2020 30 under 30 list.
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 and another Murrow in 2019 for her story on sex offenders and housing restrictions. Her New York Times documentary on sexual abuse in immigration detention was nominated for and Emmy and was used as evidence in the Senate Judiciary hearing on family separation at the southern border.
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.