Marcelle Hopkins is the deputy editor of video and co-director of VR at The New York Times. She oversees the Times’s innovative immersive journalism, including NYT VR and The Daily 360 and AR, as well as video news stories, documentaries and series. She serves on the advisory board for Journalism 360, an initiative of thought leaders, practitioners, and journalists dedicated to accelerating immersive storytelling in news.
Before joining The Times, Marcelle produced and directed virtual reality documentaries for FRONTLINE and Emblematic Group. Marcelle has received a reporting fellowship from the International Women’s Media Foundation, a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and a fellowship at the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Made in NY Media Center. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.