Patrice Taddonio

Digital Writer & Audience Development Strategist

As a digital writer and audience development strategist at FRONTLINE, Patrice writes stories for the series' website that add context to breaking news developments by drawing on FRONTLINE's documentaries in timely, compelling ways. She also interprets key moments from upcoming documentaries as digital stories, breaking them out in advance of broadcast. She's obsessed with developing FRONTLINE's rich digital archive of in-depth journalism as a living resource.

Both through and in addition to her writing, Patrice helps powerful investigative storytelling get seen, heard and read, and works to reach new audiences in new places. She helps to edit and oversee FRONTLINE's social media content, writes the series’ narrative newsletters, and advises on audience and digital strategy.

Patrice is a graduate of Tufts University, where she served as editor-in-chief of Tufts' independent, student-run newspaper, The Tufts Daily; interned with the Associated Press; and wrote magazine-style features as a member of the school's then-fledgling web team. She graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Her senior project, an exploration of the Judith Miller saga and the uses and perils of anonymous sourcing in journalism, won 2006’s Best Project in Print Journalism Award from Tufts’ Communications & Media Studies Department. She also attended Columbia Journalism School's Publishing Course.

Before joining FRONTLINE in 2013, Patrice spent four years as the first-ever communications staffer at The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a leadership development and community service nonprofit focused on eliminating health disparities. She served as the organization's website editor, launched and wrote its blog, ran its social media platforms, and developed trainings for its fellows on how to communicate effectively about complex topics. Patrice also spent several years working in book publishing at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where she specialized in promoting narrative nonfiction.

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The new documentary 'A Thousand Cuts' traces Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on the press, the spread of disinformation on social media — and one journalist’s vow to “hold the line.”
January 8, 2021
Listen to the Top 5 'FRONTLINE Dispatch' Podcast Episodes of 2020
An American mom in ISIS territory, racial disparities in policing and the pandemic, the rise of conspiracy theories in U.S. politics, and more.
December 21, 2020
Watch 2020’s 10 Most-Streamed FRONTLINE Documentaries
It has been an unparalleled year. Explore the 10 most-streamed FRONTLINE documentaries released during 2020.
December 18, 2020
U.S. Charges New Lockerbie Suspect After FRONTLINE Filmmaker Helped Connect the Dots
On the 32nd anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, the U.S. has filed criminal charges against a third suspect, about whom new information was uncovered in a 2015 FRONTLINE film.
December 17, 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic: 8 FRONTLINE Documentaries to Watch
As the U.S. passes 300,000 coronavirus deaths and a vaccine is approved, FRONTLINE’s documentaries offer context.
December 16, 2020
How Did an American Mom Go From Indiana to ISIS Territory?
'Return From ISIS,' a new FRONTLINE documentary, investigates Sam Sally’s path from Indiana to ISIS territory and back.
December 15, 2020
As the FTC and States Sue Facebook, Revisit ‘The Facebook Dilemma’
Watch FRONTLINE's 2018 documentary on the social media behemoth's growth and its consequences.
December 9, 2020
As Agnes Chow Is Sentenced to Prison, Revisit What the Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Told FRONTLINE
Chow was featured in the February 2020 documentary “Battle for Hong Kong,” on last year’s mass pro-democracy protest movement.
December 3, 2020
7 New Documentaries to Watch over Thanksgiving Break in 2020
Plus, one new podcast to listen to.
November 25, 2020
‘I'm Not A Monster’: Who's Who from the Podcast
Meet the key players in 'I Am Not A Monster,' a special podcast series on how an American mother ended up in the heart of ISIS' self-declared caliphate.
November 24, 2020
On Night of Ginsburg’s Death, McConnell Pushed Trump to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett
An excerpt from FRONTLINE’s ‘Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court’ goes inside Sen. McConnell’s swift maneuvering to achieve a 6-3 conservative majority.
November 24, 2020
'I Have Someone Else's Lungs': Meet a 28-Year-Old Who Survived COVID-19 via a Double Lung Transplant
Mayra Ramirez, 28, was among the first known COVID-19 patients in the U.S. to receive new lungs. She shares her story in ‘American Voices: A Nation in Turmoil.’
November 17, 2020