Producer Tom Jennings
After starting as a general assignment reporter and obit writer for small city newspapers in Ohio and Tennessee, Jennings spent several years as a business journalist in London and Washington before moving into documentary television production in 1996.
Since then he has worked on dozens of films and produced documentaries covering a spectrum of subjects, from the science of heart transplantation to hard investigations into disaster aid graft, corporations that make money on poverty and big-city police cover-ups.
Jennings has been producing for FRONTLINE since 2009, when he was assigned to work with A.C. Thompson, reporter for the online investigative news group ProPublica. His resulting film, Law and Disorder, about police shootings of civilians during the week after Katrina, was nominated for an Emmy Award and won the prestigious George Polk Award for television reporting. Jennings subsequently produced Doctor Hotspot with New Yorker writer Atul Gawande and A Perfect Terrorist, with ProPublica reporter Sebastian Rotella, about the American citizen behind the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai. He was a producer on the 2012 landmark economy miniseries, Money, Power & Wall Street, which won a George Polk Award. In addition to his two Polk Awards, Jennings has also won two national Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and three Writer’s Guild of America Awards.
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