Emily Taguchi is a journalist and a filmmaker whose work has been recognized with multiple Emmy nominations and a DuPont-Columbia Award. She is currently a producer for Nightline, where she has directed stories throughout the U.S. and abroad. Taguchi’s stories have also aired on CNN, The New York Times Op-Docs and PBS, among others.
Her most recent film with co-director Jake Lefferman, “Asylum,” chronicles the paths two Honduran fathers take on their search for refuge in the U.S. and is premiering at the St. Louis International Film Festival. Their previous film, “After Parkland,” follows the private journeys of families as they navigated their way through the unthinkable and rose to challenge the nation on gun violence. The film, which The Hollywood Reporter described as “intimate, sensitively made, and moving,” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 followed by screenings at Hot Docs, AFI DOCS, among others. In 2016, she produced “Taller Than The Trees” (AFI, Tribeca), a documentary short about aging in Japan by Academy Award-winning director Megan Mylan. Previously, she worked as a Coordinating Producer on “In Defense of Food,” an Emmy-nominated film on the politics of food, and as Field Producer on “Growing Up Trans,” a duPont-Columbia Award-winning film on transgender children.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Taguchi graduated from Tufts University and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.