Shayla Harris is an award-winning videojournalist with The New York Times where she reports, produces, shoots and edits local, national and international stories. While at the Times, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Digital National Magazine Award for a video on education in Russia, a George Foster Peabody Award for a video on the troubling rise of criminal behavior among veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and an Overseas Press Club award for a video on human rights abuses in Ethiopia.
From 2000 to 2005, Harris worked on a number of award-winning documentaries for Dateline NBC, including as the producer/shooter of “The Education of Ms. Groves,” which won both an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Peabody Award. She was a field producer on specials with Tom Brokaw on the rising cost of healthcare and the Lost Boys of Sudan. She was also an associate producer on “Pattern of Suspicion,” a duPont-Columbia award-winning investigation of racial profiling in Cincinnati and “Children of War,” an Emmy Award winning story on Ugandan child soldiers.
In 2003, she was awarded an International Reporting Project fellowship that supported the production of a short documentary on race and immigration in Sweden. Harris is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Recent Posts by Shayla Harris
Over six months, The New York Times examined the life and death of the professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who rose to fame as one of the sport's most feared fighters before dying at age 28. Originally published in the New York Times in December, 2011.
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