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 as a freelance journalist and worked 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.
A short documentary Toral produced on children PTSD after the 'zero tolerance' policy was named 2019 World Press Photo Online Video of the Year. Toral's work has also been recognized by three News & Documentary Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow awards, Pictures of the Year International, RFK Human Rights Journalism awards, the Hillman Prize, PDN Photo Annual, the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, the Webbys, an Ortega & Gasset award, a Gabo Prize, Rey de España awards, regional Emmys, National Headliner, Deadline Press Club, New York Press Club awards and others.
She's a 2019 Ochberg fellow at the Dart Center at Columbia University and a 2019-2020 Carter Center fellow. Almudena has also been 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, migration, violence and trauma. She speaks English, Spanish and decent Italian, and is an inaugural member of Fotovisura/GUILD.
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