Lauren Ezell Kinlaw

Senior Editor, Investigations

Lauren Ezell is senior editor of investigations. She is a key member of FRONTLINE’s senior editorial team and works closely with the executive producer, managing editor, senior producers and special counsel to oversee the series’ content across platforms from development to post-production. Her responsibilities include giving editorial guidance to reporters and filmmakers throughout production, providing writing and storytelling suggestions and feedback, and managing and overseeing FRONTLINE's editorial vetting process prior to air to ensure each film, podcast, digital video and written publication meets the series' rigorous editorial, ethical and legal standards. She also manages the digital team alongside the managing editor, oversees the evaluation of film proposals submitted to the series, hosts live events related to films to expand their reach, and writes and edits content for the podcast, The FRONTLINE Dispatch. In this role she’s contributed to various award-winning films such as The Facebook Dilemma, Amazon Empire, For Sama, A Thousand Cuts, Escaping Eritrea and America and the Taliban.

Before joining FRONTLINE’s editorial team, she worked for veteran FRONTLINE director and producer Michael Kirk. At Kirk Documentary Group she was part of a team that won a Peabody Award and a Dupont Award for United States of Secrets, a Peabody Award, Polk Award and a Dupont Award for League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis, and a Peabody Award for Money, Power and Wall Street. The team also won six Emmy Awards. Ezell has also contributed to documentary films for CNN, Discovery Channel and the BBC.

She is a native of Georgia and has degrees in journalism and international relations from the University of Georgia.

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Netanyahu, America & the Road to War in Gaza
As the war in Gaza continues with devastating consequences, a major 90-minute documentary offers a sweeping examination of the critical moments leading up to this crisis over the course of the past three decades.
December 19, 2023
Timeline: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
What did the NFL know and when did it know it?
October 8, 2013
From Bear to Lehman: Documents Reveal an Alternate History
On the heels of investment bank Bear Stearns’ sudden collapse in March of 2008, the New York Federal Reserve Bank, then led by President Timothy Geithner, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) dispatched teams of investigators to the four largest remaining investment banks.
May 1, 2012
Exclusive: New Photos of Anthrax Suspect's Lab
Rarely seen photos -- obtained by FRONTLINE under the Freedom of Information Act -- of Dr. Bruce Ivins' office, locker, the hot suite and the machine the FBI says he could have used to make the dried anthrax spores used in the attacks.
January 30, 2012
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