Sarah Cahlan is a Pulitzer Prize wining video reporter and documentary filmmaker who founded The Washington Post's Visual Forensics team, developing the style and tone of the pioneering work. 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 January 6 insurrection, which was part of the Post's package that won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Public service. 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 student BAFTA shortlisted documentary at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, was an NAHJ fellow at NBC News, and produced documentaries at production companies in NYC.
Annual Copenhagen Film Festival, 2020
North Gate Award For Excellence in Documentary Production
UC Berkeley, 2019
Robert Whittington Award for Exceptional Reporting
UC Berkeley, 2018