Washington-based reporter for The New York Times
A graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in political science and anthropology, Emmarie served as an intern for Jack Lessenberry’s daily show in 2008, calling it her “first valuable experience in political reporting.” This experience gave her opportunities to not only generate and research story ideas, but also interview experts who were “all too happy to answer the phone for NPR.”
Of her time at Michigan Radio, Emmarie reports, “I still think about the lessons I learned from the journalists there who were willing to take the time to teach their craft.”
While earning a master’s degree in public affairs journalism at Northwestern University, she was part of a team that won an Online News Association award for an investigative project on the national security implications of climate change. In 2011, she moved to the New York Times. Emmarie also spent two months in Germany as a 2015 Arthur F. Burns Fellow, primarily reporting on the growing migrant crisis.