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Allison Lau

Producer, NBC News
New York, New York US
Available for Freelance
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Allison Lau is a producer, shooter, and editor based in New York City. She currently works on the Race, Equality and Justice Unit at NBC News.


Allison Lau is an award-winning multimedia journalist specializing in digital, broadcast and documentary video production. She is passionate about stories at the intersection of social justice, identity and culture. Her work has appeared in several publications including NBC News, VICE, and Condé Nast. In 2017, she won the Editor & Publishers' EPPY Award for best investigative documentary for her leadership and reporting on the closure of New York City's notorious jail Rikers Island, the Society of Professional Journalists' National Award for outstanding online reporting, Columbia Journalism School's Peter Keller Excellence in Editing Award and a Remi Award at the Houston International Film & Video Festival. Allison holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism where she graduated with honors in video production and has a bachelor's in Literary Journalism from the University of California, Irvine.