Anya Bourg


Anya Bourg is a producer and journalist who has been making films for FRONTLINE since 2014. Her most recent was Amazon Empire, a two-hour film that investigated how Jeff Bezos transformed Amazon from an online bookseller into a business empire that is unprecedented in its size and reach. Prior to that she produced The Facebook Dilemma, a two-hour investigation into how the social media giant departed from its idealistic origins to become an international platform for political disinformation and division; War on the EPA, which traced the rise of Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back years of environmental policy; and Policing the Police, a film that crossed the blue line to examine allegations of police misconduct in Newark N.J. and the challenge of fixing a broken relationship with the community.

Prior to joining the FRONTLINE team, Anya spent almost a decade at 60 Minutes, working on stories that ranged from drug-related violence in Mexico to the destruction of coral reefs to the lack of accountability for prosecutors accused of misconduct. She has won numerous awards including a Peabody, a DuPont, a Sigma Delta Chi and an Edward R. Murrow award for her work in broadcast journalism.

Bourg has also worked in radio, reporting a one-hour documentary for NPR’s This American Life. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.


Oakland, CA

Age of Easy Money
March 14, 2023
The Power of the Fed
As the U.S. Federal Reserve continues to pump billions of dollars into the financial system daily, who is benefiting and at what cost?
July 13, 2021
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest in Oakland
Policing the Police 2020
FRONTLINE returns to a troubled police department after four years to examine whether reform can work.
September 15, 2020
Exclusive: Amazon’s First Employee Calls Company a “Huge and Unstoppable Force”
Twenty-six years ago, programmer Shel Kaphan helped build the foundation for the world’s largest internet retailer. Now, in an exclusive interview with FRONTLINE, Kaphan said he is concerned about the “huge and unstoppable force” he says the company has become.
February 13, 2020
1h 54m
Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos
FRONTLINE examines Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ascent to power, and the global impact of the empire he built.
February 18, 2020
1h 50m
The Facebook Dilemma
A major, two-night investigation of the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.
October 29, 2018
Russian Disinformation on Facebook Targeted Ukraine Well Before the 2016 U.S. Election
Activists, officials and journalists from countries who reported abuses years earlier say Facebook took little or no action, according to an investigation for a new documentary.
October 28, 2018
"I Was Just Flabbergasted." Discovering Cambridge Analytica.
One evening during the 2016 presidential primaries, Sam Woolley wandered into a meet-up on digital political messaging in the basement of a New York City tech store. At the gathering, he says, a group of experts boasted of an uncanny ability to influence voters on social media. The name of their company: Cambridge Analytica.
March 21, 2018
Facebook Insider Says Warnings About Data Safety Went Unheeded By Executives
A manager who worked on privacy issues at Facebook told FRONTLINE that he raised red flags to company executives more than five years ago about the risks that users' personal data could be inappropriately obtained and misused, but said his warnings went unheeded.
March 20, 2018
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War on the EPA
How Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and rolling back years of policy.
October 11, 2017
What Jeff Sessions' Police Review Means for Federal Reform
The attorney general's review takes a step toward abandoning the only tool that exists to compel troubled departments to reform.
April 4, 2017
Policing the Police
A rare look inside a troubled police department being forced to reform.
June 28, 2016