ProPublica has expanded its film, TV and digital video team with the hiring of Katie Campbell and Nadia Sussman, who are joining the nonprofit newsroom as video journalists. They will collaborate with ProPublica reporters on investigations to create visual storytelling components, in addition to producing original content, from short social videos to longer pieces. Campbell and Sussman start on Nov. 6 and will report to Senior Editor for Video Claudia Milne.
Katie Campbell was previously the video managing editor for Seattle’s PBS affiliate station and the public media partnership EarthFix, where she leads the video production department. With a deep record of accomplishment in environmental reporting, Campbell has won eight regional Emmys for her work as a producer/photographer, and her stories are often broadcast nationwide on PBS NewsHour. Her seven-part digital documentary on the history of the Northwest’s military presence and its environmental legacy won the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in innovation.
Nadia Sussman has worked as a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro, where she has produced short and long-form video content for a range of digital and broadcast outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC, Bloomberg, Univision and The Guardian. She has shot and edited videos throughout Latin America and the United States, covering topics including police killings in Rio’s favelas and Brazil’s Zika crisis. Her work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Northern Short Course and the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Before becoming a journalist, Sussman spent several years working as an investigator for death row habeas corpus appeals in California.
“With exceptional skill in reporting and creative filmmaking for various multimedia platforms, Nadia and Katie are exciting additions to ProPublica,” said Milne. “Their imaginative storytelling instincts will help us bring greater attention to our investigations, reach new audiences in new ways, and expand our ability to partner with other organizations to produce vital journalism in the public interest.”