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Making news – Galway’s reporter’s Emmy Award for Ukraine coverage

A Galway journalist has gone from writing about celebrities on the red carpet at the Emmys to winning one herself for coverage of the war in Ukraine.

Amy Croffey still pinches herself when she looks at her name engraved on the iconic trophy alongside her two-dozen strong team at CNN. They scooped the award for outstanding live breaking news coverage when Russia invaded their neighbour.

“It’s a massive team effort, everybody comes together when something this big happens,” she says.

“It’s long days, overtime, weekends – that’s what you’re here to do as a journalist, to row in on those huge historical events. I can’t believe it’s still happening. Today I’m working on Alexei Navalny’s death on Friday so there’s no end in sight.”

The Emmy was awarded last September but the statue only found its way to her home in London this month.

“I had kind of forgotten about it because just after it happened, I was deployed to Israel to cover the Hamas conflict with a correspondent and a photojournalist,” she says.

“My family were saying I never told them we got the Emmy but there was so much going on being in the middle of a war zone.”

Amy, 36, who worked as an intern in the Connacht Tribune while studying journalism in the University of Limerick, joined the American cable news station four years ago.

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