Haimy Assefa

Haimy Assefa is an Emmy-nominated video journalist at NBC News. Born and raised in Ethiopia, she speaks Amharic and English. Haimy has a background in breaking news reporting, broadcast, and digital video. As a filmmaker and video journalist, she produces, shoots, and edits important and cinematic stories about a wide range of issues. She has produced stories both domestically in the U.S., as well as internationally. Whether she is covering stories in New Iberia, Louisiana about the plight of Black farmers or in Peru about attempts to retain an indigenous language, Haimy aims to challenge,  inform, and entertain a digital audience.  Based in New York City, she is a part of a new digital documentary unit called NBC Left Field. Haimy received a masters in international affairs at The News School and has a bachelors in sociology.