When Hannah Yi reported from the Middle East in 2012 about U.S. drone strikes for PBS, she shared a powerful video web extra. An interview with Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar who, on behalf of families who have lost loved ones to drone attacks, gathers shards of metal and other debris related to these incidents to help build a case.
Per a memo from Quartz president and editor in chief Kevin Delaney, Yi has been recruited from PBS to help boost the company’s experimentation with native Facebook video. In addition to PBS NewsHour and PBS Need to Know, Yi has worked for Digiday, ABC News and Anderson Cooper 360, where she started as a production assistant after completing her Master’s in journalism at Columbia.
Also joining Quartz this week is writer Lila MacLellan, who will cover health, finance and productivity. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she has held staff positions in New York with Institutional Investor and Minyanville.
Yi reports to head of video Solana Pyne, while MacLellan is part of the team headed by deputy news editor Roya Wolverson. Congrats to both.
Previously on FishbowlNY:
Quartz Grabs Veteran New York Times Video Journalist Erik Olsen
Quartz Taps New Head of Video