bio

I’m a producer at WNYC's Radio Rookies, where I work with teens and young adults to produce audio stories about their lives and communities.

Previously, I was a photojournalist and multimedia reporter at St. Louis Public Radio. There, I made photographs, produced audio features and wrote digital stories with a focus on issues of inequality, criminal justice reform and immigration.

In 2019, I reported from the United States-Mexico border as an International Women’s Media Foundation fellow. I also reported and produced an episode for the 70 Million podcast’s Peabody Award-nominated second season. In 2018, I was named one of The Lit List’s “30 photographers to watch.”

I’ve been invited to speak and lead sessions at the annual Public Media Journalists Association conference, the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Women in Journalism Workshop and the Women Photograph workshop at Photoville. I also serve as a mentor and educator with NPR’s Next Generation Radio project.

My work has been recognized by RTDNA’s Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Florida Society of News Editors, Pictures of the Year International, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2014, I was selected to participate in The New York Times’ New York Portfolio Review.

I’m available for freelance assignments. Past clients include The New York Times, ProPublica, ESPN’s The Undefeated, NBC Latino, BuzzFeed News, VICE News and National Geographic.

email: cahidalg@gmail.com