Jennifer Wehunt

Digital Editor

As an editor, Jennifer Wehunt aims to make it clear why each story we tell matters.

From 2006 to 2012, Wehunt was a staff editor at Chicago magazine, where she won one City and Regional Magazine Award, among several nominations. Her reporting on food access was cited by the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is included in the 2014 compilation Food: A Reader for Writers, from Oxford University Press.

Before joining FRONTLINE in 2020, Wehunt served as the editorial director of the Appalachian Mountain Club; worked at RedEye, a then-weekday sister edition of the Chicago Tribune targeted to 18- to 34-year-olds; and taught editing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, from which she received her master's. Her reporting and writing on the intersection of humans and the environment has appeared in Texas Highways, Rhode Island Monthly and the Houston Chronicle, among other publications.



9 Documentaries That Provide Context on the Buffalo Shooting
As America grapples with the deadly massacre, FRONTLINE's past reporting sheds light on the current moment and the circumstances that led to it, from guns to America's history of racist killings.
May 17, 2022
They Faced a Chaotic Primary. Now Wisconsin Voters Are Trying to Make Sure Their Ballots Count
In the April primary, these Wisconsin voters faced barriers to casting their ballots. Now they’re fighting for their vote to count in the presidential election.
November 3, 2020
Remembering Peter Matthiessen
The death last week of Peter Matthiessen reminded us poignantly of the film he had done with us in 1989.
April 10, 2014