Lauren Santa Cruz is a visual journalist who has worked around the globe and whose work has been featured in major national news outlets. Right now she’s a producer and editor at Fusion, a national network started by ABC News and Univision. She works on the network’s flagship show – “America With Jorge Ramos” – where she has produced, shot, and edited groundbreaking stories on immigration, drug policy, and gun control.
Previously Lauren worked at the Center for American Progress in Washington, where her video “Oil and Ice: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean” was chosen to be part of four major film festivals across the country. She also works as a freelance multimedia journalist, and her work has appeared on the websites for National Geographic, Time magazine, The Washington Post, and the Special Olympics.
In 2009, Lauren graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and art, and she received her master’s in multimedia journalism the next year. As a graduate student, she worked with the Knight Center for International Journalism to direct, produce, and edit award-winning international stories that spanned four continents. She worked on stories about primary education in India, displaced migrants in the Dominican Republic, and dispelling stereotypes of the Eastern European Roma people.
Lauren's work has been featured in many publications such as World News with Diane Sawyer, This Week, National Geographic, TIME Magazine, and The Washington Post... so watch her videos!