Almudena Toral is a visual journalist and filmmaker currently heading films and video at ProPublica as its executive producer. Previously, she led the enterprise video team at Univision News Digital, covering the U.S. and Latin America through documentaries, photo essays, visuals for interactives and special projects. 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 co-directed called The Night Doctrine premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. Another documentary Toral directed and filmed on children's 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 four national News & Documentary Emmys, three Edward R. Murrow awards, a Webby, a Hillman prize, Pictures of the Year International, RFK Human Rights Journalism awards, PDN Photo Annual, the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and others. She's a TED fellow, a Carter Center fellow and an Ochberg fellow at the Dart Center.