Digital Correspondent, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Emmy Award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo is the Digital Correspondent for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, the first reporter of her kind in network television. A pioneer of new media journalism, Mara travels the world producing, shooting, reporting and editing video pieces, blogging and shooting still photos. She files reports for all NBC News platforms, including Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and MSNBC.com.
Mara has been featured as a Special Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, filing international reports and appearing as an on-set guest.
Before joining NBC News Mara worked as an international contributor and commentator for numerous news outlets and websites, including ABC News, Current TV, Yahoo!, NPR, “Ebony” Magazine, “UPTOWN” Magazine and more. She has covered the 2008 Presidential election, the plight of Iraqi refugees and the epidemic of racist attacks in Russia, among other stories.
Mara has received numerous accolades and awards, among them: Emmy Award as part of the team behind NBC News’ Election 2008 coverage (2009); Named to “Television Week's” list of the "next generation of television news stars" (2008); National Association of Black Journalists’ Emerging Journalist of the Year (2007), the first broadcast journalist ever to win this prestigious award.
Before becoming an independent video journalist, Mara worked as a producer at ABC News headquarters in New York. Prior to ABC News, Mara worked as an anchor and reporter for CBS News on mtvU (University), also filing reports for CBS Newspath and BET Nightly News.
Mara is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She lives in Harlem with her husband. They have a cat and two dogs, all rescue animals.