Helen Searls

Helen Searls lives and works in Washington, DC, where she is the Senior Executive Producer at Feature Story News. She directs FSN’s worldwide operations, overseeing its US and international bureaus. FSN provides news and feature packages to a range of global broadcasters including PBS’s The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Fox News Channel, Bloomberg, AFP, France 24, Deutsche Welle, Radio New Zealand and Channel News Asia.  FSN has been nominated for and won several prestigious awards for its work. Following last year’s Emmy for reports from Pakistan for PBS, FSN journalists have been nominated again this year in the outstanding breaking news category for coverage of the terrorist attack in Mumbai. Before moving to Washington, Helen was the managing editor of LM magazine in the UK.

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