Kassie Bracken is currently an international correspondent and video producer for The New York Times. Prior to that, she reported, shot and edited short documentaries and news features for the Times, focusing on human rights issues through personal narratives.
Her work has been recognized by the Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best in Photography, The National Association of Black Journalists, and the Katherine Schneider Journalism Award. In 2019 she was part of the FRONTLINE team to be recognized with the Alfred I. duPont Gold Baton.
She has been awarded fellowships with the International Women’s Media Foundation, RIAS/RTNDA, and the Peter Jennings Foundation.
Kassie is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Kassie is also a sports fan, karaoke chanteuse, and coffee avoider.