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Armenian Assembly Terjenian-Thomas Internship Spotlights Emmy Award-Winning 2004 Alumna, Karina Nova

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

(Left) Armenian Assembly of America Terjenian-Thomas Internship class of 2004 with Karina Nova standing with Armenian Caucus Vice-Chair Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA). (Right) Karina Nova with her father at the Emmy Awards.

By Edward Barsoumian, Armenian Assembly of America Intern

Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) highlights its Terjenian-Thomas Internship Program Alumnus Karina Nova, who received an Emmy in the “Breaking News” category of the 2013 Emmy Awards for her excellent coverage of the Ohio Train Derailment Explosion in 2012.

Having interned with the Armenian Assembly in 2004, Ms. Nova split her time between work with former Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) and C-SPAN. The Assembly is proud of her accomplishments and all that she has done in her pursuit of informing and serving her community. The Assembly salutes her and her efforts, and encourages Armenian youth to strive to illuminate and inspire the world around them, just as she has done in her own community.

At work, Ms. Nova has covered important events such as the Chardon High School shootings and the Zanesville Animal Escape. She is known for her fantastic command of the Russian language, as well as her tireless effort through volunteer work as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She serves as a board member of the charity called Fairy Goodmothers, known for providing formal dresses and accessories to those who lack the means to purchase these items for themselves and empowers girls to attend their formal social events such as prom, while feeling confident and special during these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Ms. Nova is also well-known as a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, which focuses its curriculum on topics such as terrorism, cyber-crime, counterintelligence, public corruption, major thefts/violent crimes, Field Intelligence Group, white collar crime, InfraGard, and civil rights.

Her accomplishments truly set Ms. Nova aside from the rest, as a community leader and a citizen, driven by duty to help others wherever someone is in need.

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