About - Emily Maxwell | Photojournalist

Emily Maxwell, photojournalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Emily Maxwell is a two-time Emmy award winning photojournalist, writer and traveler, whose adventures in storytelling have taken her from the forgotten streets of Cincinnati to a rhino sanctuary in Lampung, Sumatra.

She's spent several years documentary poverty and pubic housing issues in the area and covering environmental issues in her community. Emily believes you have be a human first, journalist second in this industry.

She currently works as a visual journalist for WCPO, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati. Emily is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati where she was the first person to graduate from the school's new photojournalism program.

Emily has been nominated for regional Emmy Awards several times, winning her first in 2017 for a video she shot and produced on coal ash and a second in 2019 for co-directing/shooting/writing a short documentary on Cincinnati's tent city crisis.

In 2018, she was appointed "Person of the Year" by the National Association of Social Workers for her ongoing coverage on poverty, along with her coworker Lucy May.

In 2017, she was featured in Women of Cincy's online publication about her journey to becoming a photojournalist. Click here for the story link.

Follow Emily's work on Instagram @emaxphoto and @wildcincy.


Emily Maxwell

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