Cassandra Vinograd is a seasoned foreign correspondent, editor and photojournalist with more than a decade's experience at the world's leading news organizations.
Vinograd started with the Associated Press in West Africa and later worked as an editor with The Wall Street Journal in Brussels and London, where she ran the daytime digital newsdesk and covered a few coups in her spare time. After joining AP's London bureau, Vinograd focused on foreign affairs, politics and defense – plus all things royal wedding. She rounded out her time at AP with a stint overseeing the Kabul bureau before moving to NBC News as a senior writer and editor. That took her to Paris and Brussels to cover terror attacks, central Africa to report on Boko Haram and across Europe to cover the refugee crisis for all NBC platforms.
Vinograd has reported extensively on terrorism and on ISIS, including a global exclusive on the first American killed fighting for the group. In 2014, she was part of the NBC team which won a Peabody Award for ISIS coverage. She won a 2016 Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for coverage of the Brussels attacks with her team at NBC.
Since going freelance in 2016, her work has appeared in and on The Washington Post, Newsweek magazine, Foreign Policy, the “Today” show, HBO's "Vice News Tonight" and more. She has twice been awarded grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for work in South Sudan and C.A.R.
Vinograd – who is HEFAT trained – is also a member of the Frontline Freelance Register, Overseas Press Club and SPJ.