Anna Parashkevova, RIP


One of the great perks of being associated with the Washington D.C.-based Phillips Foundation is meeting young, enterprising journalists setting out to make their mark in the world. Anna Parashkevova (Anna Moya by marriage), was very much in that category. Born in Bulgaria, she immigrated to the United States with her family, went on to attend Dartmouth College, and began what by all accounts was a promising career as a foreign correspondent. I met Anna just once, and found her an engaging and charming conversationalist. Embarrassingly given my Russian roots, her Russian was perhaps even better than mine. She talked most fondly about her work – she was then a correspondent for Russia’s Russia Today television channel – and about her Cuban husband. It’s doubly tragic then that Anna’s life and career were cut short last week, when she was murdered by her husband in their Brussels home. He has since turned himself in to the authorities. I’m devastated for her family and extend my deepest condolences to them. And I’m sorry to hear that a promising journalistic career has ended much too soon. Requiescat in pace.

To read more about Anna, visit here. To view some of her television work, click here.