Priyanka Boghani

Deputy Digital Editor

Priyanka Boghani is a journalist at FRONTLINE, where she reports and writes stories with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, conflicts in the Middle East and humanitarian crises. She also helps manage FRONTLINE’s social accounts. As a member of the audience team, she works to ensure the journalism is reaching its intended readers and viewers, with the use of compelling language and imagery. In addition, she uses her design skills to create graphics for the series and maintains the website home page.

She previously worked at GlobalPost, an international news site,, and The Huffington Post, in addition to freelancing. Priyanka earned her M.S. in Journalism from Boston University with a focus on foreign reporting.

Areas of Expertise:

foreign policy human rights

‘Brink of Collapse': How Frozen Assets & Halted Foreign Aid Are Impacting the Afghan People
Even before the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the country was facing a drought, the ravages of the COVID pandemic, mass displacement and civilian casualties reaching record levels. And then came the freezing of assets and international aid.
October 12, 2021
What Has Happened to Boeing Since the 737 Max Crashes
Since 346 people were killed in two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max planes in 2018 and 2019, the airplane maker has faced a number of changes. Here, a brief look.
September 14, 2021
As the Taliban Sweeps Into Power in Afghanistan, a Look Back at How the U.S.-led War Began.
An excerpt from FRONTLINE’s upcoming film America After 9/11 traces the roots of the U.S. military’s failure in Afghanistan back to the aftermath of the worst-ever terror attack on American soil.
August 16, 2021
‘A Big Wake-Up Call’: Filmmaker Evan Williams on Germany's Neo-Nazis and the Far Right
Filmmaker Evan Williams spoke with FRONTLINE about what he found while working on the documentary "Germany’s Neo-Nazis & the Far Right" and what he hopes we can understand about the resurgence of a dangerous ideology.
June 29, 2021
‘Escaping Eritrea’ Filmmaker Evan Williams Describes ‘Phenomenal Sacrifice’ of Eritreans Sneaking Footage Out of Country
'Escaping Eritrea' producer Evan Williams set out to learn what was driving so many Eritreans from their homeland. He found answers — as well as people trying to smuggle secret footage out of the country.
May 4, 2021
'Defending Our Existence': The Sung Family, From 2017 Film 'Abacus,' Talks About Anti-Asian Attacks, COVID
Thomas Sung and three of his daughters, all of whom were featured in the 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," spoke about how their community has weathered the pandemic and anti-Asian attacks in New York City.
April 9, 2021
Syrian Militant and Former Al Qaeda Leader Seeks Wider Acceptance in First Interview With U.S. Journalist
Abu Mohammad al-Jolani is the leader of the most dominant force in opposition-held Syrian territory. He’s also designated a terrorist by the U.S. In his first interview with an American journalist, he claims his group poses no threat to the United States and the West.
April 2, 2021
U.S. Strikes Iran-Backed Militias in Syria, Responding to Rocket Attacks
The U.S. strikes destroyed facilities used by a number of Iranian-backed militias, including Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada and Kata’ib Hezbollah. The latter figured heavily in our recent documentary "Iraq's Assassins."
February 26, 2021
Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Arrests of “Death Squad” Linked to Activist Assassinations
The arrests were a rare sign of progress in an investigation critics say has moved too slowly, while the assassination squads operate with impunity — as reported in our recent documentary "Iraq's Assassins."
February 17, 2021
‘Absolute Fear’: 'Iraq's Assassins' Filmmaker Ramita Navai on How Iraqis View Iran-Backed Shia Militias
Ramita Navai, one of the producers and directors of "Iraq's Assassins," discusses the mass protests in Iraq, the Iran-backed Shia militias now accused of killing their critics and why the militias view activists as a threat.
February 9, 2021
A Timeline of China's Response in the First Days of COVID-19
Some of the key moments in the earliest days of China's COVID-19 outbreak.
February 2, 2021
“We Take Our Democracy for Granted,” Says Bob Corker, Former GOP Senator and Trump Critic
Bob Corker, former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a sharp rebuke of President Trump and a strong warning to the American public in an interview with FRONTLINE.
January 26, 2021