Cecilia Vaisman award winner announced

Angélica M. Casas

The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists will present Angélica M. Casas with the 2021 Cecilia Vaisman Award at a virtual ceremony and conversation on September 30, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Please register here.

The award honors the legacy of Homelands co-founder Cecilia Vaisman, an extraordinary reporter, producer, and teacher who inspired countless students to pursue careers in audio and video journalism. Ceci died in 2015.

Here is Angélica’s bio courtesy of our friends at Medill:

Angélica M. Casas is a bilingual journalist telling visual stories for BBC News. She travels throughout the US and Latin America reporting on the effects of policy on underrepresented communities, the coronavirus pandemic, fronteras and immigration. As a “one-woman band,” she produces, films, animates, and edits her own videos and short documentaries. In front of the camera, you can catch her presenting explainer videos, hosting the BBC’s Facebook Watch show “Cut Through the Noise,” or reporting for World News America or World Service Radio.

Her English and Spanish work has also appeared in PBS Newshour, AJ+, KQED, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Antonio Express-News.