Elina Fuhrman

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Elina Fuhrman
Born Elina Kozmits
Soviet Union
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1999–present

Elina Fuhrman is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, chef and wellness activist. She is a pioneer in educating people on the therapeutic benefits of plant-based soups made with unique combinations of vegetables, spices, roots and herbs.

Personal life[edit]

Fuhrman, originally Elina Kozmits, was born in the Soviet Union[1] and emigrated to the United States from Moscow in 1989,[1] becoming a U.S. citizen.[2] Her mother, Rita Kozmits, later immigrated as well.[3][4] Fuhrman married Nick Fuhrman, a Madison congressional candidate, in May 1991,[1] with whom she has two children (actress Isabelle Fuhrman born February 25, 1997 and singer Madeline Fuhrman born August 21).[5] She and her family moved to Atlanta in 1999, when she joined CNN.[6] Fuhrman later moved to Los Angeles, where she currently resides with her family.

Fuhrman received her journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and studied linguistics at Moscow Foreign Languages Institute.


Fuhrman was a writer, producer and correspondent for CNN International and received awards for her coverage of the war in Afghanistan and the September 11th terrorist attacks. She has covered world events such the conflict in the Middle East, the trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milošević, the wars in Iraq and Chechnya, and interviewed numerous leaders, decision-makers and celebrities. Her work has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, In Style, Conde Nast Traveler, Travelgirl, SELF, Jezebel magazines and more.

Fuhrman also produced three documentary films on teenage issues.


In 2013, Fuhrman launched Soupelina [1], a gourmet vegan soup company, specializing in healing soups and soup cleanses. Fuhrman created the recipes that helped her beat cancer, and invented the first soup cleanse. Soupelina was an instant success, garnering fans and celebrity customers. On February 2, 2016, Fuhrman published her first book Soupelina's Soup Cleanse[7] that was featured in the The New York Times the week it came out, making it into Amazon's Best of the Month and #1 release in Soups. Soupelina's Soup Cleanse was also featured in InStyle,[8] Harper's Bazaar,[9] Goop, Allure and many other publications. It has become a must-have for those looking for a healthier life.


Over her years at CNN, Fuhrman was recognized with a number of awards. She was the recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Award for a series of stories she wrote and produced immediately following September 11 terrorist attacks. She received another National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her reporting on the war from Afghanistan.

Fuhrman also received a nomination for the prestigious International Health & Medical Media Awards, known as the Freddie Awards, for producing a report on autism.

Fuhrman was a 2000 Arthur F. Burns fellow, a prestigious program awarded to a handful of outstanding media professionals from the US and Germany to report from each other's countries.


  1. ^ a b c Moe, Doug (December 16, 2008). "Moe: Family accomplishments keep adding up". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 2009-06-22. [dead link]
  2. ^ Moe, Doug (May 18, 2002). "Afghans have nothing, except hope". The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) (Capital Newspapers). Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ http://m.host.madison.com/mobile/article_4815fe93-1e95-58b3-8c00-abf9c8be5d5a.html
  4. ^ http://newspaperarchive.com/wisconsin-state-journal/1990-11-08/page-13
  5. ^ Moe, Doug (December 16, 2008). "Moe: Family accomplishments keep adding up". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-19. [dead link]
  6. ^ Moe, Doug (October 18, 2001). "She doesn't fear the unknown". The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin) (Capital Newspapers). Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Soupelina's Soup Cleanse: Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life: Elina Fuhrman: 9780738218885: Amazon.com: Books". 
  8. ^ "A Cleansing Soup Recipe That Calls for Truffle Oil? Sign Us Up". Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Everything you need to know about souping". Retrieved 22 February 2016. 

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