Senior Editorial Team

David Fanning, Executive Producer

David Fanning has been executive producer of FRONTLINE since its first season in 1983. In 2010, after 28 seasons and more than 530 films, FRONTLINE remains America’s longest-running investigative documentary series on television. The series has won all of the major awards for broadcast journalism: 65 Emmys, including a special Emmy Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking; 24 duPont-Columbia University Awards; 15 Peabody Awards; and 11 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. In 1989 and 1996, FRONTLINE was recognized with the Gold Baton — the highest duPont-Columbia Award — for its “total contribution to the world of exceptional television.” In 2002, the series was honored with an unprecedented third Gold Baton for its post-Sept. 11 coverage, a series of seven hour-long documentaries on the origins and impact of terrorism. In 2003, A Dangerous Business, a FRONTLINE/New York Times joint investigation of the cast-iron pipe-making industry was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service. more

 

Raney Aronson-Rath, Deputy Executive Producer

Raney Aronson-Rath, deputy executive producer of FRONTLINE, has been internationally recognized for her work to expand the PBS series’ original investigative journalism and reimagine the documentary form across multiple platforms. From the emergence of ISIS in Syria to the hidden history of the NFL and concussions to the secret reality of rape on the job for immigrant women, Aronson-Rath shapes FRONTLINE’s acclaimed reporting and guides the series’ evolution and editorial vision. She has developed and managed nearly 30 in-depth, cross-platform journalism partnerships with outlets including ProPublica, The New York Times and Univision. Under her leadership, FRONTLINE has won every major award in broadcast journalism and dramatically expanded its digital footprint. A 2014-2015 Fellow at the MIT Open Doc Lab, Aronson-Rath has spoken on the future of journalism at venues including the Skoll World Forum, the TV Next Summit, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  more

Andrew Metz, Series Senior Editor

Andrew Metz is FRONTLINE’s Series Senior Editor. With Deputy Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath and Executive Producer David Fanning, he oversees the editorial mission for FRONTLINE, working with journalists to develop and produce original stories, reviewing reporting for all FRONTLINE’s programming and helping to manage collaborations with the series’ journalism partners. more

 

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