Andrés Cediel

Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker, professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and frequent contributor to the PBS program FRONTLINE.

He was a writer, director and producer of "Covid’s Hidden Toll" (2020), "Trafficked in America" (2018), and the Emmy-award winning piece "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" (2019) which was produced in collaboration with the Associated Press. He also produced "Rape in the Fields" (2013) and was a writer and producer of "Rape on the Night Shift"(2015), which investigated the rampant sexual assault of immigrant women at work, and sparked legislative reform in California. The two films, which aired in both English and Spanish, were produced at the Investigative Reporting Program in collaboration with Univision, the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED. He also produced The Real CSI (2012) in collaboration with ProPublica, which examined flaws in forensic science.

His work has received two duPont-Columbia Journalism awards, the RFK Grand Prize for Journalism, twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative reporting, and nominated for multiple Emmys, among other awards.

He received a BA in Anthropology from Brown University, and his Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley.

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish


San Francisco Bay Area, California

Areas of Expertise:


COVID's Hidden Toll
How the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers.
July 21, 2020
Kids Caught in the Crackdown
FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigate the mass confinement of migrant children.
November 12, 2019
Trafficked in America
The inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will on an egg farm in Ohio.
April 24, 2018
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Rape on the Night Shift
A joint investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry.
January 16, 2018
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Rape in the Fields
Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America’s fields, farms and factories.
June 25, 2013
Discarded Doll: A Photo Essay of the Caylee Anthony Memorial Site
Haunting images taken in the process of reporting FRONTLINE's The Real CSI.
April 18, 2012
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The Real CSI
How reliable is the science behind forensics? A FRONTLINE investigation finds serious flaws in some of the best-known tools of forensic science.
April 17, 2012