|Lived in||Baku, Washington D.C., Tucson|
Emil Sanamyan was born in Baku, in the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan. Forced to leave amid anti-Armenian violence, his family eventually ended up in the United States. In 1995 Emil volunteered in Tatev Village as part of the Land and Culture Organization. Emil was educated at the University of Arizona in Tucson, George Washington University in Washington, DC and Virginia Tech in Alexandria, VA.
Since 2006 Emil Sanamyan has been the Washington Editor, and later Editor-in-Chief for The Armenian Reporter, a U.S.-based publication. From 2000 until 2006 he was a Research Officer at the Armenian Assembly of America and from 1998 to 2000 he worked in the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the United States.
Emil was married at Gandzasar in September 2005, he and his wife Oksana have a daughter Ekaterina and son David.