Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist and health communicator.
Lara was part of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning team awarded to the Boston Globe and its online news site Boston.com for exhaustive and empathetic breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and ensuing manhunt.
Lara shoots, writes, and edits her own stories. She has also created, contributed to, and manages numerous websites. She has worked in local news, network and cable television, international print, and documentary film, and her work has been featured on numerous news sites and blogs.
She field produces pieces in New England for ABC News shows including Good Morning America and World News with Diane Sawyer. Lara previously worked with ABC News' Medical Unit, where she produced digital and on-air health stories.
She previously wrote an online column for Boston.com called Ultra Sound Pregnancy, which took a closer look at trends on fertility, pregnancy, and delivery. She also hosted of the online video series, "Be Well, Boston," which explored the latest lifestyle and health trends around town. She also wrote for the weekly "Be Well" section of the Boston Globe which analyzes the latest scientific studies to offer a brief and simple look at the findings and what it means for you.
Lara received a dual undergraduate degree from Boston University in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations with concentration in Middle East and North African foreign policy and security studies, along with a minor in French. She also has a master's degree in Health Communication from Emerson College. She is a doctoral degree candidate in Higher Education Leadership at Regis College with a concentration in teaching and learning.
Lara has traveled extensively and is fluent in Armenian, Arabic, and French. She began her career as an on-air reporter.
Lara is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New England Science Writers, the Online News Association, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Military Reporters and Editors Association.
She is a proud Army wife and serves military families as the Family Readiness Group chairperson for a battalion in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.