Almudena Toral, Mariana Keller, and Barbara Marcolini Win 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards

  • By Ellen Lai
Mariana Keller, ’11 and Almudena Toral, ’10

Almudena Toral, ’10, Mariana Keller, ’11, and Barbara Marcolini, ’16, took home top honors at the 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Award, awarded Monday night by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York City.

Keller and her NBC News Digital team captured the award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine for “Battling Dementia: A Mother and Son’s Incredible Journey.” The story follows Ohio native Joey Daley, whose mother Molly, battled Lewy body dementia.

Toral, head of feature video at Univision News Digital, won in the Outstanding Feature Story in Spanish category for “Fear in Trump Territory – This is the U.S. City with the Highest Proportion of Undocumented Immigrants.” Toral visited Gainesville, Georgia, the city with the highest concentration of undocumented immigrants in the country, to gain insight into how immigrants live in fear of being arrested and deported by local and federal law enforcement.

In the category for Outstanding New Approaches: Current News, Marcolini and the New York Times video team won for its visual investigation video on the 2017 Las Vegas shooting “10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.”