Ben de la Cruz

Ben de la Cruz is an award-winning documentary video producer and multimedia journalist. As the multimedia editor for the science desk, Ben serves as the visual architect for coverage of global health, science, environment, energy and development. Ben began his career as a multimedia journalist at in 2000. During his 12-year career there, he helped create the newspaper industry’s groundbreaking multimedia site, Camera Works. Along the way, he managed the multimedia and video departments, overseeing features and news. As the senior video journalist and producer, Ben’s series of 12 short documentaries about racial identity for Being a Black Man won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. It marked the first time a newspaper won what is widely considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. His work has also been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award, three National Emmy Award nominations and a ScrippsHoward Award for online reporting.