Lauren Mucciolo

Investigative Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker

LAUREN MUCCIOLO is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who has directed or produced more than a dozen broadcast and digital films for PBS Frontline, as well as for British television, including Channel 4 and the BBC. A four-time News & Documentary Emmy nominee, Mucciolo has won two RFK Awards, one Online Journalism Award, a Jury Prize from the SXSW Film Festival, a Special Commendation from the Grierson Awards and a Best Director-Factual prize from the Royal Television Society. With an expansive body of work in criminal justice filmmaking, her room-scale VR film "After Solitary" was widely heralded for breaking new ground in virtual reality journalism. Since Fall 2019 she has served as Executive Producer for the new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, where the student-produced, national multimedia investigations she's helped shepherd have won major industry awards and have been carried in more than 100 national news outlets. Mucciolo is a member of IRE and a judge for the News & Documentary and Sports Documentary Emmy Awards. She holds an MA from The Graduate Center at CUNY and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish


New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ

Areas of Expertise:

Business & Economy; Health & Science; U.S. Politics; Social Issues; Education; Criminal Justice.

Sex Trafficking in America
Sex Trafficking in America
Sex Trafficking in America tells the unimaginable stories of young women coerced into prostitution – and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting it out.
May 28, 2019
Poor Kids
FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children.
November 22, 2017
1h 54m
Last Days of Solitary
Filmed over three years, a two-hour investigation of the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use.
April 18, 2017
Betting on Trump: Jobs
Donald Trump has promised to bring manufacturing jobs back to communities like Erie, Pennsylvania. But economists say that many of those jobs are gone for good.
February 15, 2017
1h 23m
Prison State
Prison State
An intimate look at the cycle of mass incarceration in America -- and one state's effort to reverse the trend.
April 29, 2014