Allison Lau is an award-winning multimedia journalist specializing in long and short form digital video production, photography, and editing.
In her reporting, she has told the stories of formerly incarcerated people, marginalized communities, undocumented immigrants, influencers, as well as sexually assaulted and trafficked survivors. She is passionate about LGBTQ, gender non-binary, and social justice issues. Her work has appeared in several publications including CNBC, The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, VICE, Huffington Post, The Advocate, Wired, GQ, Glamour, and Allure.
Allison won 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 for the satirical news production, "The American Affair."
Originally from California, 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 BA in Literary Journalism from the University of California, Irvine.