Margaret Cheatham Williams is a photographer, video journalist and editor at the New York Times, where she produces short form narrative and documentary video, 360 video and interactive projects.
In 2016 she was selected as an alternate for the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, which provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling on a globally significant theme.
Margaret Cheatham has been a multimedia coach at the North Carolina Photojournalism workshop and has served as judge for the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism contest. Her work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, and by the South by Southwest interactive awards.
She was previously a video intern for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and MediaStorm, an award winning multimedia production house. She completed a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied photojournalism and French.
Margaret Cheatham is particularly driven to stories that examine the intersection of family and personal identity.