Deputy Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath
As deputy executive producer for PBS’ flagship public affairs documentary series FRONTLINE, Raney Aronson-Rath guides the editorial development and execution of the series, from primetime television broadcasts to multiplatform initiatives. With Executive Producer David Fanning, she oversees all phases of production and runs the daily editorial management of the series, as well as FRONTLINE’s new monthly magazine program. Instrumental in spearheading the magazine launch, Aronson-Rath works to re-imagine long-form documentary while maintaining the excellence in journalism and production for which FRONTLINE is known.
Since joining FRONTLINE in 2007, Aronson-Rath has expanded the series’ reach and reporting capabilities. Under her leadership, FRONTLINE has significantly grown its broadcast and digital audiences. Aronson-Rath has also developed and managed more than 20 in-depth, cross-platform journalism partnerships with some of the nation’s premiere news outlets, including ProPublica, American Public Media’s Marketplace, PBS NewsHour, CBC Television and Univision.
Committed to exploring innovative approaches to long-form storytelling, Aronson-Rath has helmed a number of experimental, multiplatform projects, including the Polk Award-winning Law & Disorder, a yearlong investigation into questionable police shootings in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; Post Mortem, an exposé on death investigation in America; Big Money 2012, an examination of campaign finance following the Citizens United Supreme Court case; and, most recently, Concussion Watch, an interactive database tracking concussions in the NFL.
Before helping to manage the series, Aronson-Rath produced, directed and wrote several award-winning FRONTLINE films, including News War, The Last Abortion Clinic and The Jesus Factor. Prior to joining FRONTLINE, she worked on award-winning series at ABC News, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC. Early in her career, while living in Taipei, she was a newspaper reporter for The China Post.
Aronson-Rath has a bachelor’s degree in South Asian studies and history from the University of Wisconsin. She received her master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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