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Spencer Bakalar

Spencer Bakalar


Spencer Bakalar is a video producer and editor based in New York, NY.

She currently works at Time, where she produces, shoots and edits stories for the web.

Previously she was a video journalist at the Los Angeles Times, where she created both short and long-form stories across all topics. She frequently edited the Times large projects, including "A Soldier’s Wife", "Broken" and "Product of Mexico". Spencer was also a part of the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for breaking news coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Prior to moving to the West Coast, she was a fellow at Powering a Nation, an interactive video team that produced "Over Water Under Fire" and Emmy-nominated "100 Gallons".

Her work has been recognized by The Peabody Awards, POYi, SXSW Interactive, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, The Webby Awards, PDN Artists to Watch, The Hearst Journalism Awards, CPOY, and the California News Publishers Association.

Spencer graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a proud alumna of the 2011 Mountain Workshops.