BOSTON—Anush Elbakyan has received a New England Emmy Award in the “Outstanding News Report – Serious Feature” category. Elbakyan was nominated for a documentary short, “A Day in Life of Leo,” which she produced and edited. The documentary tells the story of a boy who was badly burned by fire, and has been transformed by his devoted caregiver.
Additionally, Elbakyan had participated in Boston Globe’s coverage of the Boston marathon bombings and their aftermath, which won a Pulitzer Prize and Online News Association’s Online Journalism Award for Breaking News Coverage.
Elbakyan is an award winning multimedia journalist. Elbakyan is the Senior Video Editor for the Boston Globe. She oversees the production and distribution of the Globe’s original video content, while also managing video business operations and leading the digital video strategy. Elbakyan manages a team of video producers and coordinates the daily video news operation. She launched and served as executive producer for the political digital video series “Ground Game,” “Live Political Happy Hour” and the food series “Smart Cooks.”
The New England Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the premier and most recognized non‐profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. Every year the Academy awards the Emmy Award, the most prestigious, peer‐judged honor in television, for outstanding creative achievement.