Lauren Santa Cruz is a visual journalist who's worked all around the U.S., and the globe. Her passport includes stamps from Jordan, Rwanda, India, Romania, Jamaica, Mexico and many many more. She’s a shooter, producer, and editor at Fusion, a national network started by ABC News and Univision. She works as lead camera on the network’s flagship show – “America With Jorge Ramos” – and has also produced, and edited groundbreaking stories on immigration, drug policy, and LGBT rights. Her work has appeared on shows, including but not limited to "Meet the Press", "World News", "AC 360", "Rachel Maddow", and "Nightline".
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 multiple major film festivals across the country. She also worked as a freelance multimedia journalist for TIME magazine in New York.
Lauren graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in photography and psychology, and she subsequently received her master’s in multimedia journalism. 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.
She is from Miami and Colombia and now lives in Miami – and you can usually find her eating stone crab, with a bloody mary in hand and an ocean view.