Shayla Harris

Shayla Harris is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist with reporting experience in Africa, Europe and Latin America. She has overseen, shot, edited and produced short documentary projects for The New York Times, FRONTLINE PBS, WNET and Field of Vision. For nearly a decade, she pioneered the use of digital video at The New York Times and earned numerous awards for her work including an Emmy for “Life, Interrupted,” about a young woman with cancer that she shot, produced and edited, a Digital National Magazine Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and several Emmy nominations. For five years, she worked on award-winning documentaries for Dateline NBC, including as the producer of "The Education of Ms. Groves," which won both a duPont and a Peabody. She was also an associate producer on "Pattern of Suspicion," a duPont award-winning investigation of racial profiling in Cincinnati, and “Children of War,” an Emmy Award winning story on Ugandan child soldiers. Harris is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.