Almudena Toral is a visual journalist and filmmaker currently based in Miami. She heads the enterprise video team at Univision News Digital – the team covers the U.S. and Latin America through documentaries, photo essays, visuals for interactives and special projects, illustration and animation. Prior to joining Univision, she taught video storytelling at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, pursued her own projects worldwide and worked full time at The New York Times and TIME. Her work has also been published by The Guardian, AlJazeera, VICE, The Intercept, Canal+, NPR, PBS and other outlets.
Toral's work has been recognized by two national News & Documentary Emmy Awards, World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, RFK Human Rights Journalism awards, the Hillman Prize, PDN Photo Annual, the Webbys, the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, Ortega & Gasset awards, Rey de España, regional Emmys, National Headliner, Deadline Press Club, New York Press Club awards and others.
She's a grantee of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women's Media Foundation and The International Reporting Project.
Toral has degrees from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is passionate about multi-platform storytelling, human rights, migration, violence and trauma. She speaks English, Spanish and decent Italian, and is a member of Fotovisura/GUILD.
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