Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist, author, and educator.
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.
Lara field produces stories in the New England region for ABC News shows including Good Morning America and World News with Diane Sawyer. She previously worked with ABC News' Medical Unit, where she produced digital and on-air health stories.
Lara was part of the team at the Boston Globe and its news site Boston.com awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for exhaustive and empathetic breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and ensuing manhunt.
Lara is also the founder of Salahi Media, a multi-platform media production company dedicated to sharing stories on public health, science and medicine, through diverse experiences and compelling narratives.
Aside from her full-time work as a professional journalist, Lara is currently an Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Endicott College.
She received a dual undergraduate degree from Boston University in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations with a concentration in Middle East and North African foreign policy and security studies, along with a minor in French. She also received a master's degree in Health Communication from Emerson College and 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.
She is writing a forthcoming book on the 2014 Ebola epidemic.