marina watson pelaez

about me

I'm a writer, editor, and development researcher with published work in outlets like the Financial Times, British Journal of Photography, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Magnum Photos. I possess a solid journalistic foundation and a passion for shaping character-driven narratives.

As a researcher,  I collaborate with writers and producers to unearth compelling stories, identify compelling scenes and carry out thorough fact-checking on scripts.

I've collaborated with TV networks, news outlets, and independent producers, delving into topics like drug decriminalization for the New York Times and the effects of austerity for RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana.

With a BA in Journalism with Psychology from City, University of London, and a diploma in documentary film directing from EICTV film school in Cuba, I bring a multifaceted approach to my projects. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, I effectively collaborate with diverse international teams.

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Here are some of the companies I’ve worked with over the past years:

Financial Times, British Journal of Photography, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Magnum Photos, BBC World, Locarno Film Festival,  Swiss Films, Yellow Ant (for Wondery), Rai TV (Italy), Skai TV (Greece), etc.

what they say...

Nick Kristof, New York Times

I worked with Marina Watson Pelaez to cover the drug issue in Portugal, and she was excellent. She was a wonderful interpreter, set things up very well and followed up afterward to make sure that i had everything I needed. I would definitely try to work with her again, and I recommend her strongly.

Adu Lalouschek, filmmaker

Marina and I have worked together on several occasions. She's reliable, detail-orientated, and a pleasure to collaborate with.

Martino Senega, Rai TV

Marina is a very helpful and intelligent journalist and producer. She excels in her job and is a very nice person to work with.

get in touch

If you are in need of a portfolio showcasing examples of writing, research, and treatments, or if you have any questions or require my expertise for your project, please reach out at or through the contact form. I'll respond to your inquiry promptly.

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