ProPublica is thrilled to announce four new additions to its video and films team: investigative reporter and filmmaker Lisa Riordan Seville, photographer and documentarian Margaret Cheatham Williams and video and film fellows Gerardo del Valle and Liz Moughon.
Seville joins ProPublica as a senior producer. She spent more than a decade as an independent reporter and producer, working with NBC Investigations and contributing stories to New York magazine, The Guardian, BuzzFeed News and The New Republic. Seville’s feature documentary, “A Woman on the Outside,” co-directed with Zara Katz, premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival and won numerous awards, including best documentary at the 2022 American Black Film Festival. She’s also worked on several projects with the production company Cousins. Her work with NBC News has been recognized by a Peabody, a Hillman Award and a Sigma Delta Chi Award.
Williams joins ProPublica as a video and film editor and producer. Williams previously worked as a documentarian at The New York Times and is drawn to stories that examine the intersection of health, family and personal identity. In 2018, she piloted “Conception,” a highly visual and lyrical exploration of the myriad ways that people become parents and the journey that ensues. She also edited the documentary “51/49,” about a young boy dying from cancer; edited the series “Mind’s Eye,” worked on interactives and edited the documentary “The Anatomy of Hate.” Her work has been recognized by the Livingston Awards, the Hearst Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, Society for News Design and the South by Southwest interactive awards. She’s an alum of the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Del Valle is a video journalist from Guatemala who started his career at the investigative online newspaper Plaza Pública. He’s worked on long-form documentaries, short-form videos and web-based projects collaborating with VICE, Univision, BBC, NBC and Agencia EFE. Over the last couple of years, he has been developing and directing a documentary on trauma and the undocumented journey from Central America to the United States. His work has been supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the International Documentary Association. An alum of International Center of Photography, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and Universidad Rafael Landívar, he is also a Firelight Documentary Lab Fellow and an SFFilm Foundation New America Fellow.
Moughon is a cinematographer from Tennessee based in New York City. With a background in photojournalism, she is drawn to stories about healing from loss and spaces of commonality in America’s polarized society. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR, and she has received recognition from the Northern California Emmys, White House News Photographers Association and Hearst Journalism Awards. She is an alum of Ohio University, the Danish School of Media and Journalism and the Eddie Adams Workshop.