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Paula S. Apsell '69 receives Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award

Paula Apsell '69

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present Brandeis alumna Paula S. Apsell '69 with the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards on October 1.

The award recognizes Apsell for a distinguished career in science journalism, including 33 years as the senior executive producer of the multiple Emmy-Award winning PBS documentary series NOVA. Apsell began her long and fruitful career in broadcasting when she was hired to WGBH Boston after graduating with a degree in psychology from Brandeis.

“Under Paula Apsell’s leadership, NOVA has done more to enhance the public understanding of science than any show on American television,” said David Winn, Senior Vice President of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. “This is an especially critical role in a period of persistent skepticism toward scientific consensus on issues like evolution, climate change, and the effectiveness of vaccines. We are proud to honor Ms. Apsell for her many accomplishments as a filmmaker, producer and science journalist, and for her role in increasing the scientific literacy of the American and global public.”

Learn more about Apsell and her achievement in this article from BrandeisNOW.

Below: an ad Brandeis University placed in the program for the Emmy awards ceremony congratulating Apsell for this recognition.

Brandeis University congratulates acclaimed alumna Paula Apsell '69, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. You have expanded our universe through science storytelling that engages, educates and inspires... one episode at a time.

Categories: Alumni in the News
Date: September 25, 2018