Elina Fuhrman is a Russian-American journalist based in Los Angeles.
Fuhrman, originally Elina Kozmits, was born in the Soviet Union and emigrated to the United States from Moscow in 1989, becoming a U.S. citizen. Her mother, Rita Kozmits, later immigrated as well. Fuhrman married Nick Fuhrman, a Madison congressional candidate, in May 1991, with whom she has two children (actress Isabelle Fuhrman born February 25, 1997 and singer Madeline Fuhrman born August 21). She and her family moved to Atlanta in 1999, when she joined CNN.
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.
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.
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