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Elina Fuhrman is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and wellness activist. She is the founder and chef of Soupelina, a vegan soup company.
Fuhrman, originally Elina Kozmits, was born in the Soviet Union and emigrated to the United States from Moscow in 1989, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. Her mother, Rita Kozmits, later immigrated as well. Fuhrman is divorced from Nick Fuhrman, a Madison congressional candidate, who she married in May 1991, She has two children with Fuhrman, (actress Isabelle Fuhrman born February 25, 1997 and singer Madeline Fuhrman born August 21, 1993). She and her family moved to Atlanta in 1999, when she joined CNN. 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 in New York City, Washington, D.C., and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 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, SELF, Jezebel magazines and more.
Fuhrman also produced three documentary films on teenage issues.
In 2013, Fuhrman launched Soupelina, a vegan soup company. On February 2, 2016, Fuhrman published her first book, Soupelina's Soup Cleanse that was featured in 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 and Harper's Bazaar and many other publications. Soupelina soups were featured on ABC "Good Morning America" and Hallmark's "The Home and Family Show" show.
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 the September 11 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 program awarded to a handful of outstanding media professionals from the US and Germany to report from each other's countries.
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