Adriana Cargill has reported and produced stories for NPR, KCRW, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), Marketplace, LAist, KUSC Radio, VICE News and The Chicago Redeye. Based in Los Angeles, California, she works as a temp producer for KCRW’s Press Play with Madeleine Brand and as assistant producer for KPCC’s Take Two. She is also a freelance reporter.
She was previously a temp production assistant with Marketplace Weekend and before that completed an internship with Marketplace by APM. She graduated with her Masters in Journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in December 2015 as a Bloomberg Scholar.
While in graduate school, she associate produced the documentary film The Seventh Fire, which is executive produced by Terrence Malick, Natalie Portman and Chris Eyre. The film centers on the lives of two Native American gang members in northern Minnesota and premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015.
Following graduate school she was awarded the McCormick National Security Journalism Fellowship. As a fellow she pitched, researched and reported an in‐depth story in Bangkok following Thailand’s premier bio‐surveillance team as they searched for new viruses. The resulting project was published by both VICE News and the McCormick National Security Journalism Initiative.