Adjunct Fellow at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters (on leave)
Emily Harris is an award-winning journalist who has gathered stories all over the world and is currently the Jerusalem correspondent for National Public Radio. Previous assignments with NPR include reporting from Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Washington DC. She shared in NPR's 2005 Peabody award for coverage of Iraq.
Emily grew up in Oregon, and returned in 2007 to help start Think Out Loud, an award-winning public affairs program on OPB, which she hosted for several years.
Emily studied Russian at Lincoln High School in Portland and at Yale. From 2002-2007, she was the Central and Eastern European correspondent for NPR; from 2005-2006, she was Knight Fellow at Stanford University; from 2000-2002, she was a special correspondent for NPR and PBS; and from 1996-1998, she was a senior producer for KCRW in Los Angeles.
Her current projects include being Editorial Director of the Journalism Accelerator, developing a parenting stories app, honing a twisted tale from the battlefields of Iraq, and exploring the places journalism and other ways of life intersect.
Emily's skills include: interviewing, moderating, listening, questioning, audio collection and editing, story-finding, getting the big picture, and making complicated things make sense.