Fellows & Editors


Shayla Harris

Fellows Spring 2003
NBC News

Shayla Harris is an award winning video producer with The New York Times where she reports on local, national and international stories. She recently earned a George Foster Peabody Award for “The Education of Ms. Groves,” a documentary on a first year teacher that she shot and produced for Dateline NBC. From 2000 to 2005, Harris worked on a number of award-winning documentaries for Dateline, including “Pattern of Suspicion,” a duPont-Columbia, Silver Baton investigation of racial profiling in Cincinnati and “Children of War,” an Emmy Award-winning story on Ugandan child soldiers. She was also a field producer and associate producer on award-winning specials with Tom Brokaw on the rising cost of healthcare and the Lost Boys of Sudan. As an International Reporting Project Fellow in Spring 2003, Harris traveled to Sweden for six weeks to shoot a short documentary on race and immigration. Previously, she assisted director Stanley Nelson on “Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind” which aired on PBS’s American Experience in 2000. Harris has also contributed features on art, film and popular culture for Artkrush, The Fader and Filmmaker magazines. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in History in 1997 and American Studies and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000.


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