Margaret Cheatham Williams is a documentarian at The New York Times, where she produces short form narrative and documentary video, 360 video, photography and interactive projects.
She is particularly driven to stories that examine the intersection of health, family and personal identity. Through deep character exploration, she aims to tackle intimate issues including gender, fertility, and sexuality.
In 2018 she piloted Conception, an animated series about evolving state of motherhood, and traveled to Pyeongchang, South Korea to cover the Winter Olympics. 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 and the White House Press Association. 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.
Her perspective is shaped by her southern upbringing and her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She eats an absurd amount of pineapple daily, has full conversations with dogs, and chooses restaurants based on the consistency of their balsamic dressing.