Paula Apsell in the Press

Welcome to the official page of Paula Apsell’s Media and Press appearances. Here you will find a brief preview of the news article or award as well as a link to view achievements that were accomplished throughout a lifetime of hard work.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paula Apsell

Brandeis University Comments Paula Apsell on Lifetime Achievement Emmy

The Emmy Awards awarded Paula Apsell the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. As the driving force behind NOVA, the most-watched primetime science series on American television, Apsell was rewarded for her enthusiasm for science and excellence is the foundation of its in-depth, thoughtful programs on a range of science topics. The lifetime achievement award comes after earning multiple Emmys and two CINE Golden Eagles for her work on NOVA.

Alumni Q&A with Brandeis Magazine

Lawrence Goodman did a deep dive into the thinking of the mind behind the gold standard of science journalism on television and online. In this engaging Q&A, Paula Apsell talks about her storied career, the state of science journalism and the backlash against science in American political life.

A Conversation with Nova’s Paula Apsell

This engaging video shows Paula Apsell explaining the importance of science when it comes to solving America’s problems in a politically-divided nation.

The Jewish Advocate Sits Down with Paula Apsell

Paula Apsell sat down with The Jewish Advocate for an interview right before receiving her lifetime achievement award at the 39th Annual Emmy Awards. The interview recaps her over 40 years in the field of science journalism.

New York Times Article: Escape Tunnel, Dug By Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site

In this New York Times piece, the article chronicles the information discovered in a NOVA documentary piece on a team of archaeologists and mapmakers who uncovered a forgotten tunnel that 80 Jews dug largely by hand as they tried to escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania about 70 years ago.

Times of Israel Asks: Who is This Woman?

Stephen Horenstein gives his unique perspective on growing up with Paula and watching her blossom into one of the most respected names in science journalism.

SMU Awards Paula S. Apsell Honorary Degree

In 2018, Paula S. Apsell – television producer and public educator was awarded an honorary degree from Howard University for her work of bringing science to a national audience.