Mike Wiser

Mike Wiser has worked on more than 30 films for FRONTLINE since joining the Kirk Documentary Group in 2003. An award-winning writer and producer, he has reported on national security, foreign affairs, sports, criminal justice, and the global financial crisis.

Mike has worked on numerous films about American politics, including Divided States of America, a four-hour mini-series examining the country's deepening divisions during the presidency of Barack Obama. His recent reporting includes films on Donald Trump’s political rise and presidency, including President Trump, Trump’s Road to the White House, Bannon’s War, and The Choice 2016.

His work telling the story of the National Security Agency spying in United States of Secrets earned a Peabody Award, a DuPont Columbia Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and two Emmys -- including Best Documentary. He also served as a producer and co-writer on League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, a film that received a Peabody Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and a George Polk Award. Mike received an Emmy Award for FRONTLINE’s investigation Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA. He also worked on numerous films about Wall Street and financial regulation, including the Emmy Award winning film The Warning and the mini-series Money, Power and Wall Street, which earned an Emmy Award and a George Polk Award. In addition, Mike helped produce more than 10 films on the government’s response to September 11th and the American occupation of Iraq, including The Torture Question (Emmy Award), The Lost Year in Iraq (Emmy Award), The Dark SideCheney’s Law (Peabody Award), Bush’s War (Emmy Award) and Losing Iraq.

Mike graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College, attended the London School of Economics as a General Course student and received a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.


1h 54m
The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden
FRONTLINE investigates the defining moments that shaped Donald Trump and Joe Biden's lives.
September 22, 2020
Protesters against the state's extended stay-at-home order demonstrate in Austin
United States of Conspiracy
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House.
July 28, 2020
NRA Under Fire
FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA, once an unrivaled political power, is now facing challenges from all sides.
March 24, 2020
3h 49m
America’s Great Divide: From Obama to Trump
FRONTLINE investigates America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics.
January 13, 2020
U.S. President Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico Border in Otay Mesa
Zero Tolerance
How President Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence.
October 22, 2019
The Supreme Court in Washington
Supreme Revenge
Inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court.
May 21, 2019
The Mueller Investigation
With the Mueller report complete, a look back at how we arrived at this moment.
March 22, 2019
1h 54m
Trump's Showdown
Trump's Showdown
FRONTLINE goes inside President Trump’s fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice.
October 2, 2018
Inside John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Trump and his own Republican Party.
April 17, 2018
Trump's Takeover
Inside President Trump's high-stakes battle for control of the Republican Party.
April 10, 2018
1h 49m
Putin's Revenge
The inside story of Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the U.S.
October 25, 2017
Bannon's War
May 23, 2017