Lorena Galliot is a French-Venezuelan-American journalist, documentary producer and podcast buff based in New York. A native trilingual, she works with some of the city’s leading independent production companies, helping create documentaries on topics ranging from wrongful convictions to climate change to the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Projects she's worked on have aired on Netflix, ABC News, National Geographic, Showtime, and more. Prior to moving to New York in 2011, Lorena was a staff reporter for FRANCE 24.com in Paris.

In between productions, Lorena thinks a lot (and also writes) about issues surrounding sustainable development and renewable energy. Her written work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor, Scientific American, Grist, The Daily Climate and The New York Times. When she's not out reporting, Lorena can usually be found listening to a podcast, salsa dancing with her husband or munching on something chocolate. Deep down, everyday people’s lives and stories are what she cares about the most.

Selected Projects

The Last Defense


ABC News docu-series exploring flaws in the American justice system through in-depth examinations of two modern-day death row cases. Executive Produced by Viola Davis and Premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

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A Netflix documentary event series with an all-star cast, Amend explores the evolving, ongoing fight for equal rights in America through the lens of the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

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Pandemic [Working Title]

Segment Producer

This prescient documentary series, shot before Covid-19 began its' deadly spread across the globe, follows six remarkable people on the front lines of medicine, science and public health fighting to prevent the next global outbreak.

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Years of Living Dangerously, Season 2

Co-Producer, Episodes 1 and 6

Second season of the Emmy award-winning documentary series on climate change, which premiered on Earth Day 2016 on National Geographic. Executive Producers include James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Years of Living Dangerously, Season 1

Associate Producer, Episodes 3 and 7

Emmy award-winning documentary series for Showtime reveals the emotional and hard-hitting effects of climate change across the planet.

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THE END: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House

Story Producer

CNN Films special feature painting a candid and intimate portrait of the people working closest with the Obamas, with rare and exclusive access to key White House figures during the period after the 2016 election.

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Generation Startup

Associate Producer

Documentary feature capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit.

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The Hipster Hunt

Producer and Host

Short video produced with Julie Percha in 2012 for Columbia Journalism School’s Video Storytelling class. It was picked up by various online outlets and garnered over 165K views.

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Audio | Podcast

The Rebel Thief

Lead Producer

Ambie Award-nominated podcast series retracing the adventures of Alexandre Jacob, the real-life 19th Century French “gentleman thief” thought to have inspired the character of Arsène Lupin.

Duolingo French Podcast

Writer and Producer

Created to help learners improve their language skills through storytelling, the Duolingo French podcast offers compelling, real-life stories from around the Francophone world, told in in simplified French with context in English. Duolingo’s mission is to make language-learning free and accessible to all.

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

Writer and Producer

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is one of the most listened to podcasts in the world, having reached over 8M total downloads in just one year. It is regularly one of iTunes’ top 50 podcasts and the #1 Educational Podcast in the United States.

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Selected Articles

Africa's Quiet Solar Revolution

Reporter and Writer

Feature magazine article reported with a Pulitzer Grant from Columbia University, and published as a cover story in the Christian Science Monitor. Read.

The Latest French Fashion: Eating Ugly Fruit and Veggies

Reporter and Writer

Feature article for Grist.com. Read.

New York Will Never Be Paris


Lighthearted opinion article for the New York Times' "Room for Debate" column. Read.

How to Learn? Early and Often.

Reporter and Writer

Feature article originally published in the “At Home Abroad” section of the International Herald Tribune. and re-published on the New York Times.com. Read.

Get In Touch

I'd love to hear from you! Write me a message via this form, or just send me an email directly at lorena DOT galliot ALT gmail DOT com.