September 5-8, 2023

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Boston, MA

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Zinhle Essamuah


Zinhle Essamuah is a reporter for NBC News NOW, and guest anchor—known for her eclectic mix of broadcast, documentary and digital storytelling that attracts fresh audiences to traditional and new mediums.  Previously, she was a correspondent at NowThis News where she anchored “KnowThis,” a daily evening news show. Essamuah covers issues spanning justice, gun violence, race, the economy and policing.
Essamuah’s original reports have garnered millions of views—including on COVID-19 and Black Maternal Mortality, the new generation of racially diverse truckers amid supply chain stalls, investigations into detention facilities, and more. She's pressed officials and celebrities in newsmaking one-on-one interviews, including Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Jen Psaki, Serena Williams, Ava DuVernay, and more. 
Essamuah is also an award-winning cinematographer whose freelance and corporate filmography premiered on Starz/Hulu and in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. She's a recipient of a Gracie Award for her debut documentary film chronicling the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.
She holds a Master’s in Media, Strategic Communication, and Documentary Filmmaking from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


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