Spencer Bakalar is a video producer at TIME. After joining the team in 2016, she produced and edited "Firsts", an expansive, award-winning multimedia project featuring 46 groundbreaking women.
Prior to TIME, she was at the Los Angeles Times, where she worked on both long-form and breaking news stories, ranging from environmental injustices in East L.A., to farm labor in Mexico, to Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news coverage. She was also a member of the Powering a Nation team that produced Emmy-nominated 100 Gallons.
Spencer graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently based in New York City.
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- POYi, Documentary Project of the Year, "Firsts"
- Pulitzer Prize, Breaking News Reporting, Los Angeles Times Staff
- POYi, Award of Excellence, Documentary Journalism, "Broken"
- CNPA, "Unsettled: The Exide Story"
- NPPA Best of Photojournalism, 1st place, "Helping Auguste Hear"
NPPA Best of Photojournalism, 2nd place, "Product of Mexico"
POYi, 1st place, Sports Multimedia Story, "The Lights Go Out at Hollywood Park"
POYi, 2nd place, Documentary Journalism, "A Soldier's Wife"
NPPA Best of Photojournalism, 1st place, Documentary Multimedia Story, "A Soldier's Wife"
SXSW, finalist, Interactive, "Over Water Under Fire"
CPOY, Gold, Large Group Multimedia Project, "Over Water Under Fire"
National News and Documentary Emmy Awards, finalist, "100 Gallons"
Peabody Awards, winner, "NBC In Plain Sight- Hunger Among Us"
Hearst Journalism Awards, 3rd place, "Giving Way"
Webby Awards, nominee, Environmental Category, "100 Gallons"
CPOY, Gold, Large Group Multimedia Project, "100 Gallons"
North Carolina Press Photographer's Association, Student Photographer of the Year