Michelle Mizner

Series Producer & Editor

Michelle Mizner is an Emmy-winning documentary maker at FRONTLINE PBS. As a director, producer, writer, shooter, film and audio editor, her work for the series spans many storytelling forms. She was the producer, writer, and creative director of INHERITANCE, an interactive documentary that earned a News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary; a Peabody Awards nomination; and was recognized by the Peabodys with an inaugural “Futures of Media” award. The next interactive film she produced, shot and edited, THE LAST GENERATION, told the stories of three children growing up in the Marshall Islands, a low-lying nation threatened by rising seas. It also earned a News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary; was named “Interactive of the Year” by World Press Photo; and was cited in FRONTLINE’s 2018 duPont-Columbia Gold Baton award. Michelle’s work also appears on the national television broadcast. In 2017, she produced and edited INSIDE YEMEN with correspondent Martin Smith. The film was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy for Best Story in a News Magazine. She has edited multiple films for FRONTLINE and has produced for their podcast series, 'The Dispatch'. No matter the form, Michelle’s main obsession is to find and tell great stories.

The Weight of Dust
Scott Gaines was a first responder on 9/11. When he retired a couple months later, he thought he’d escaped the aftermath unscathed.
December 13, 2018
The Last Generation
Explore an island nation threatened by climate change through the eyes of three children who call call it home. FRONTLINE and The GroundTruth Project present "The Last Generation."
April 6, 2018
Notes From An Invisible War
FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith witnesses chaos and suffering on a rare trip to Yemen – a closer look inside a largely invisible war.
October 26, 2017
Inside Yemen
An up-close look at how Yemen’s humanitarian crisis was worsened by a brutal war.
October 18, 2017
Betting on Trump: Water
Though California is a famously blue state, water shortages tipped the vote in its agricultural heartland decisively in Donald Trump's favor.
February 15, 2017
How the Deck Is Stacked: The Cost of College Debt
Across the nation, many individuals feel as though they're drowning in student loan payments, yet some experts argue that the idea of a "crisis" is overblown. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal takes a 360-degree look at the problem, in the latest video in our "How the Deck Is Stacked" collaboration with Marketplace and PBS NewsHour.
September 30, 2016
Zika Uncontained
How Brazil became a breeding ground for an outbreak.
August 10, 2016
Mosquito Hunter
August 2, 2016
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The Recovery’s Racial Divide
The economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally. The wealth gap between black and white households has grown dramatically, and is now the widest it's been in nearly three decades.
August 1, 2016
Why the Middle Class Matters
Most Americans used to be middle class, but today that number is shrinking. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal explains why.
June 9, 2016
The Lockerbie bombing left only fragments of David Dornstein's life behind, but their discovery gave his brother a new purpose -- to gather what went missing, preserve what was left, and work to make sense of it all. That story is told in this special interactive presentation.
October 29, 2015
LISTEN: A Brother's Quest
In a special-edition podcast, Ken Dornstein talks about what it was like to lose his brother in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, and how he has dealt with that loss.
October 13, 2015