Sarah Cahlan is an award-winning video reporter and documentary filmmaker who established the Visual Forensics team, developing the style and tone of the pioneering work, collaboratively with video, graphics and investigative reporters and editors. She adds clarity, creativity and vision to stories that reveal new findings and provide further context to complex events. Her projects span format, coverage areas and languages and includes stories about the clearing of Lafayette Square, which won an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, and the painstaking analysis of the January 6 Capitol insurrection. She joined the Post in 2019 as a video editor producing ambitious video fact checks, stylized animated series about the real life consequences of online misinformation and the Webby award-winning guide to manipulated video for the Fact Checker. Prior to her time at the Post, she directed a BAFTA shortlisted documentary at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, was an NAHJ fellow at NBC News and produced documentaries at an award-winning documentary production company in New York City.

Awards & Nominations

Nomination: Best Documentary


Annual Copenhagen Film Festival - 2020

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