Senior Editorial Team

Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer

Raney Aronson-Rath runs FRONTLINE, PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series, and is a leading voice on the future of journalism. She has been internationally recognized for her work to expand FRONTLINE’s reporting capacity 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 oversees FRONTLINE’s acclaimed reporting and directs 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

David Fanning, Founder and Executive Producer at Large

David Fanning, FRONTLINE’s founder, served as executive producer of the series from its first season in 1983 until 2015. He is now the series’ executive producer at large. After 33 seasons and more than 600 films, FRONTLINE remains America’s longest-running investigative documentary series on television. The series has won all of the major awards for broadcast journalism: 69 Emmys, including a special Emmy Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking; 31 duPont-Columbia University Awards; 17 Peabody Awards; 15 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards; eight Television Critics Awards; and eight Banff Television Awards. In 1990 and in 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

Andrew Metz, Managing Editor

Andrew Metz is FRONTLINE’s Managing Editor. With Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath, 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

Dan Edge, Senior Producer and Commissioning Editor

Award-winning filmmaker Dan Edge has produced and directed documentaries in more than twenty countries, covering the homecomings of troubled veterans, the Japanese nuclear disaster, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the rise of the Pakistani Taliban, the Nepalese civil war, terrorist links to London gangs, the CIA rendition program, Washington’s response to the September 11 attacks, and the Northern Ireland peace process. more

Frank Koughan, Senior Producer

Frank Koughan is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker who first worked for FRONTLINE in 1992 as an associate producer on the award-winning In Our Children’s Food. He went on to co-produce Is This Any Way To Run a Government? (1994) and the Emmy-winning High Stakes In Cyberspace (1995). more

Shayla Harris, Senior Producer for Digital Video

Shayla Harris, an award-winning producer and journalist who helped to lead The New York Times’ video efforts for nearly a decade before joining FRONTLINE in July 2015, is FRONTLINE’s senior producer for digital video. more



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