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.