bio

 

Megan Williams Rome JournalistHello! Welcome to the website of Rome-based journalist Megan Williams. I'm an award-winning foreign correspondent, radio documentary producer and writer... and lucky mother of two free-wheeling Roman-Canadian daughters.

For years, I've reported extensively on Italy and the Vatican, covering everything from the plight of migrants and mafia to the Venice Biennale and underground Rome. I also take assignments around the globe and have produced docs from India, Cambodia, Darfour, Gabon, Swaziland, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and throughout Europe.

You can hear my reports on CBC radio and TV, PRI-BBC The World and US public radio, Deutsche Welle and many other outlets. 

My radio docs have won numerous top international awards, most recently a Gold and Silver at the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2015 and a United Nations award for my doc on women and public space.

I've sat on many juries including the Italian Golden Globe Film Awards (jury president and co-producer-host); Bellaria Film and Radio Festival; Premio Albatross (for travel writing); and the New York Radio Festivals.

As a writer, I've been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell artist colonies and at The Banff Centre for the Arts Literary Journalism Program. 

My most recent book is the story collection Saving Rome.

I'm a graduate of McGill University and Columbia University School of Journalism, where I was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship.

Please click on the Contacts page for how to get in touch with me for assignments or commentary. I speak fluent Italian and French and can get by in Spanish.