Margaret Cheatham Williams is a documentarian at The New York Times, where she produces short form narrative and documentary video.
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. Season II address the complexities of parenting in our modern era.
Her other work at the Times took her to Pyeongchang, South Korea where she covered the Winter Olympics, to Brazil, and all over the US, where she has reported on politics and produced 360 video.
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 - She also has an addiction to pineapple, has full conversations with dogs, and chooses restaurants based on the consistency of their balsamic dressing.