CBS and Syracuse Establish Scholarship Honoring Nina Kapur

By Kevin Eck 

CBS and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School have joined together to honor a colleague and former student with a scholarship

The two organizations have established the Nina Kapur Broadcast and Digital Journalism Scholarship in honor of the former WCBS reporter and Syracuse alumna who died in a moped accident last year. The $100,000 Endowed Fund Gift will be awarded starting in the spring 2022 semester and will provide financial assistance to journalism students at Syracuse’s Newhouse School.

“We are honored to be able to further Nina’s legacy through this new scholarship,” said Newhouse dean Mark J. Lodato. “She was a compassionate, skilled broadcast journalist and this gift will help others achieve similar success.”


The fund was established via a leadership gift from CBS Broadcasting Inc. and through additional gifts from News 12 Connecticut, Newhouse alumni and Kapur’s friends and family.

“This endowment is one way that Nina will live on and continue her mission. Her enthusiasm and passion for her work and overall integrity and commitment to journalism inspired others and challenged the industry,” said her parents, Anup and Monica Kapur, and her brother, Ajay. “Unquestionably, Nina left this world too soon. Had she stayed with us, she would have moved mountains. However, with the help of thousands that have contributed to this effort in her honor, and because of the powerful impact she made in her young years, her vision and her dream will continue to be shared and will provide for others to carry on this work.”

Kapur died at age 26 after sustaining injuries in a moped crash in Brooklyn in 2020.