Paula S. Apsell

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Paula S. Apsell
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Born (1947-07-04) July 4, 1947 (age 71)
Other namesPaula Schwartz Apsell
OccupationExecutive producer, NOVA

Paula Schwartz Apsell (born July 4, 1947)

Apsell, was the WGBH television executive producer of NOVA and director of the WGBH Science Unit.

In October 2018, Paula Apsell was placed on leave. The move was related to complaints that Apsell violated WGBH’s respectful workplace policy. Her future at the station is unclear. [1] Apsell, winner of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Emmy, disputes the allegations against her and has retained counsel to assist her in her response.

Early life[edit]

On July 4, 1947, Apsell was born in Lynn, Massachusetts. [2] Apsell grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Her grandfather was a cobbler and an immigrant from Kiev.


In 1969, Apsell graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology. [3]


Apsell's career begin in broadcasting at WGBH. [3] Apsell is an executive producer and film director. [2]

In 1994 she received the Boston Museum of Science Bradford Washburn Award for her career contributions to science journalism.

In 1983-84 MIT awarded her the Vannevar Bush Fellowship in the Public Understanding of Science. She studied evolutionary biology, and health policy among other topics

Personal life[edit]

Apsell's husband is Sheldon Apsell Ph.D., a physicist, executive of MicroLogic, Inc and a Kronos. They have two daughters. [3]

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  2. ^ a b "Paula Apsell". IMDb. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "NOVA - Senior Executive Producer". PBS. August 13, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2018.

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