Patrice Taddonio

Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist

As a digital writer and audience development strategist at FRONTLINE, Patrice writes stories for the series' website that add context to breaking news developments by drawing on FRONTLINE's documentaries in timely, compelling ways. She also interprets key moments from upcoming documentaries as digital stories, breaking them out in advance of broadcast. She's obsessed with developing FRONTLINE's rich digital archive of in-depth journalism as a living resource.

Both through and in addition to her writing, Patrice helps powerful investigative storytelling get seen, heard and read. She helps to edit and oversee FRONTLINE's social media content, writes the series’ narrative newsletters, and advises on audience and digital strategy.

Patrice is a graduate of Tufts University, where she served as editor-in-chief of Tufts' independent, student-run newspaper, The Tufts Daily; interned with the Associated Press; and wrote magazine-style features as a member of the school's then-fledgling web team. She graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Her senior project, an exploration of the Judith Miller saga and the uses and perils of anonymous sourcing in journalism, won 2006’s Best Project in Print Journalism Award from Tufts’ Communications & Media Studies Department. She also attended Columbia Journalism School's Publishing Course.

Before joining FRONTLINE in 2013, Patrice spent four years as the first-ever communications staffer at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a leadership development and community service nonprofit focused on eliminating health disparities. She served as the organization's website editor, launched and wrote its blog, ran its social media platforms, and developed trainings for its fellows on how to communicate effectively about complex topics. Patrice also spent several years working in book publishing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she specialized in promoting narrative nonfiction.

The Supreme Court Has Overturned 'Roe v. Wade.' These Documentaries Show How We Got Here.
Overriding nearly five decades of legal precedent, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S. These documentaries offer context on how America reached this moment.
June 24, 2022
‘An Attack on America’: Former Federal Judge J. Michael Luttig, Who Advised Pence's Team in Lead-Up to Jan. 6, Speaks Out
"It's unimaginable to me ... that any person in America would not favor an investigation of Jan. 6," former federal Judge J. Michael Luttig told FRONTLINE in his first television interview, conducted ahead of his anticipated Jan. 6 committee appearance.  
June 9, 2022
Watch FRONTLINE’s Reporting on Now Defunct Corinthian Colleges
In the wake of the Biden administration granting former Corinthian Colleges students nearly $6 billion in loan forgiveness, revisit “College, Inc.” and “A Subprime Education,” our documentaries covering for-profit colleges.
June 3, 2022
Exclusive: A Former MPD Lieutenant Reported Another Cop. He Says He Paid a Price.
When Rich Jackson saw the footage — featured in the new documentary "Police on Trial" — that ultimately helped set in motion his exit from the Minneapolis Police Department, the then-lieutenant had a three-word reaction: “What the hell?”
June 2, 2022
Exclusive: What Joe Biden Told FRONTLINE About School Shootings and Gun Control in 2014
In remarks after the Uvalde school shooting, President Biden cited his history trying to pass “common sense gun laws” — a subject he talked about in a 2014 interview with FRONTLINE, back when he was vice president and was confronted with Sandy Hook.
May 25, 2022
The U.S. COVID Death Toll Has Passed 1 Million. These Documentaries Offer Context.
These 14 FRONTLINE documentaries, all available to stream, examine the national and global toll of the coronavirus.
May 5, 2022
‘Roe v. Wade’ Appears Poised to Fall. These Documentaries Show How We Got Here.
Watch documentaries chronicling America’s abortion battle and the transformation of the U.S. Supreme Court.
May 3, 2022
The Fossil Fuel Industry Marketed Natural Gas as a Cleaner Alternative. But They Weren’t Monitoring for Methane Leaks, Former Exxon Mobil Engineer Says.
“There wasn't much appetite for management to measure methane leakage because, if they found out there was a problem, they would have to do something about it,” Dar-Lon Chang says in ‘The Power of Big Oil, Part Three: Delay.’
May 3, 2022
A Government Scientist Warned About Climate Change in 2001. Exxon Mobil Sought to Have Him Removed.
The oil company “tried to control the discussion of the United States,” Michael MacCracken says in ‘Doubt,’ part two of the three-part documentary series ‘The Power of Big Oil.’
April 26, 2022
‘Truth Has Nothing to Do With Who Wins the Argument’: New Details on Big Oil’s Campaign to Defeat Climate Action
The fossil fuel industry employed PR tactics in the 1990s to emphasize uncertainty on climate change, episode one of the three-part documentary series ‘The Power of Big Oil’ reports in new detail.
April 19, 2022
Watch a Decade of Documentaries on Climate Change & Other Environmental Threats
Ahead of FRONTLINE’s three-part series ‘The Power of Big Oil,’ revisit our reporting on how we reached this moment.
April 12, 2022
Who Fueled Donald Trump’s Stolen Election Myth?
In the opening moments of ‘Plot to Overturn the Election,’ a new documentary from FRONTLINE and ProPublica, A.C. Thompson begins a journey to find out.
March 29, 2022