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: 45 Emmys, including a special Emmy Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking; 24 duPont-Columbia University Awards; 13 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
As series senior 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. more
Philip Bennett, Managing Editor
Philip Bennett joined FRONTLINE in May 2011 in the newly created position of managing editor. With Executive Producer David Fanning and Series Senior Producer Raney Aronson-Rath, he oversees the editorial mission for FRONTLINE, including working with journalists to produce original stories, reviewing reporting for FRONTLINE programming and managing collaborations with the series’ journalism partners. more
Andrew Golis, Director of Digital Media/Senior Editor
As director of digital media/senior editor, Andrew Golis is responsible for
Michael Sullivan, Executive Producer for Special Projects
Michael Sullivan has supervised the production of many major FRONTLINE projects, including: the highly-acclaimed 1996 miniseries, The Gulf War; four duPont-Columbia University award-winning reports: Who Killed Adam Mann? (1991), Pope John Paul II: The Millennial Pope (1999), Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (2002) and Ghosts of Rwanda (2004); the three-hour special, Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (1993); and two of PBS’s most memorable miniseries, The Farmer’s Wife (1998) and Country Boys (2006). A graduate of Harvard University, Sullivan joined FRONTLINE in 1987 after heading the award-winning documentary unit at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. At that station he also developed and was executive producer of WCCO’s I-Team, recognized as one of local television’s largest and most successful investigative units.
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