Philip Bennett Returns to FRONTLINE to Focus on Politics and Transparency Project

April 19, 2017

FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series, is expanding its enterprise reporting on politics and government by naming Philip Bennett to the newly-created role of Special Projects Editor.

Bennett, a former managing editor of The Washington Post and of FRONTLINE, is returning to the series to work with its award-winning political teams.

“The need for deep, original reporting and accountability journalism about national politics and policy is more urgent than ever,” says FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “FRONTLINE and PBS are committed to investigating the important political stories of our time with depth and insight, and producing tough, fair journalism that viewers can trust.”

Bennett was one of the producers on three recent FRONTLINE political documentaries: The Choice 2016, the landmark two-part series Divided States of America and Trump’s Road to the White House, all directed by Michael Kirk. In his new role, Bennett will help increase FRONTLINE’s capacity to deliver ground-breaking reporting on politics.

Bennett, a professor at Duke University, will also supervise The FRONTLINE Transparency Project, which is a collaboration with Duke that will create unprecedented access to the reporting and source material for our films, providing audiences with new ways to explore, navigate and share FRONTLINE documentaries.

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