Milli Legrain is a multilingual multimedia journalist and producer based in Washington, D.C. Fully trilingual (English,Spanish, French) and fluent in Portuguese. Fifteen years’ experience in communications and journalism in Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Chile), Europe (Spain and the UK). She has covered two US presidential elections. In 2016, she was the Washington Correspondent for the digital arm of Univision - the largest Hispanic media organization in the US- throughout the election campaign and transition. In 2020 she covered the 2020 election for Telemundo from Pennsylvania- the state that ultimately gave Joe Biden the presidency. She contributes to The Guardian since 2018. Her work has also appeared in Proceso magazine (Mexico), Folha de São Paulo (Brazil), Deutsche Welle (Germany), El Mundo (Spain), The Caravan (India.) During the Covid-19 pandemic, she has written about lack of protections for farm and poultry workers. Previously she produced interviews with experts on immigration in Washington D.C for the Discovery Channel. She has excellent contacts across Latin America and within the Hispanic community in the US. Particular interest in electoral politics, immigration, and human rights. She excels at human interest features and often publishes her own photographs.
Live video from the bottom of Capitol Hill the day of the assault on the Capitol, in Washington D.C. In Spanish for NBC's Telemundo.
On the ground reporting in Spanish from downtown Washington D.C the day of the attack on the Capitol. I spoke to ordinary Trump voters marching from the White House to Congress.
An in-depth feature from Pennsylvania, the state that ultimately tipped the presidency in favor of Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
An in-depth features on the Puerto Rican community in Pennsylvania and who they will be voting for in the 2020 election.
My analysis of Hillary Clinton's defeat by Donald Trump on election night 2016. This article was filed in the early hours of the morning from Pennsylvania, a state that had not voted Republican since voting for George H.W Bush in 1988.
Feature about Trump's address at a conservative conference in Washington D.C. in September 2016 in the run up to the November election. I wrote multiple times about Trump and The Evangelical vote in 2016/2017.
I interviewed supporters at the last Hillary Clinton campaign event in Philadelphia in 2016, the night before she lost to Donald Trump. She was flanked by her husband Bill Clinton, as well as President Barack Obama and the First Lady.
Photos I took as part of my election day coverage from Philadelphia in 2016, when Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump. Pennsylvania was a swing state that year.
A quirky feature about the Republican Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016. Among a list of items prohibited were tennis balls... But AK47s were allowed. This article take a look at gun regulation in the United States.
Why residents of Washington D.C are opposed to Donald Trump opening his hotel in a federal building previously the seat of the national Post Office.
A month before the US elections that brought Donald Trump to the White House I highlighted that the Hispanic population was not voting in as large numbers as other media outlets were predicting.
This report at the outset of the pandemic is about how the Trump administration attempted to block foreign migrant workers from entering the US. The decision was quickly reversed. But farmworker advocates warned that workers lacked protection from Covid19
This investigative feature about substandard working conditions for poultry workers was my first piece for The Guardian. It involved weeks of on the ground reporting in Texas and prompted a response from Congresswoman Rosa De Lauro.
I reported this in-depth feature for The Guardian from Mexico, 100 miles from the US border. It is about how middlemen charge migrant workers illegal fees and put them at risk of human trafficking.
Ordinary US citizens take to the streets to protest Trump's policy of separating children from their families at the border.
In-depth feature from El Salvador, one of the most violent countries in the world, about how the Evangelical Church is attempting to rehabilitate gang members that many would rather see dead.
Photo taken in Rio during the evictions prior to the 2016 Olympics.