Producer & Correspondent
Daffodil Altan is an Emmy-winning director, producer and correspondent for FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series. Most recently she directed, produced, and was the correspondent for "COVID’s Hidden Toll" (2020), the latest installment in her award-winning body of work exposing the hidden realities facing low-wage immigrant workers in the U.S., many of whom are undocumented.
She directed, produced and was the correspondent for the Emmy-winning, "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" (2019), a collaboration with the Associated Press that examined the lasting impact on children held in U.S. custody, and "Trafficked in America" (2018), which told the inside story of Guatemalan teens who were forced to work against their will on an Ohio egg farm, and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. She produced and directed the Emmy-nominated, "Rape on the Night Shift" (2015), which investigated the rampant sexual assault of immigrant women at work and led to legislative reform in several states.
She has produced print, radio and television stories for Reveal, KQED, The PBS Newshour, MSNBC, Telemundo, The Los Angeles Times, The OC Weekly, Mother Jones, among others. She has received recognition for her work from the Scripps Howard foundation, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., The Third Coast Audio Festival, The Society of Professional Journalists, The Los Angeles Press Club and the Imagen Foundation. She is a MacArthur, IDA and Latino Public Broadcasting grantee, and has a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she is also a lecturer.