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. 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.

‘People Will Defend Themselves to Their Last Drop of Blood’: Is the U.S. Leaving Afghanistan on the Brink of Civil War?
An on-the-ground documentary reveals rising fears of civil war in an increasingly unstable Afghanistan, as well as an emerging threat as the U.S. departs: Iran’s growing influence.
July 20, 2021
'If You Raise a Voice, I Will Murder You': A Teen Girl in India Was Raped by a Politician. Then the Alleged Cover-Up Began.
Through the stories of two young women, a new documentary investigates how 'India’s Rape Scandal' has drawn police and politicians into controversy.
July 20, 2021
Amid the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan, 14 Documentaries Explore the Two-Decade War and Its Impact
Explore nearly two decades of reporting from FRONTLINE on America’s longest war — including a new documentary investigating the consequences of the U.S. withdrawal.
July 19, 2021
An ‘Epic Mistake’? Former NY Fed Exec Worries About Federal Reserve’s Ongoing COVID Response
A new documentary investigates the latest chapter in an economic experiment that has staved off financial collapse — but also has had unintended consequences, according to critics.
July 13, 2021
A Look at Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's Legacy, Following His Death at 88
FRONTLINE chronicled his influence in a number of documentaries about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
June 30, 2021
‘Ready to Fight a War’: A German Far-Right Group Stockpiled Weapons & Prepped for Violence. Its Alleged Leader Wasn’t Tried on Terror Charges.
“If you had an Islamist, a jihadi, doing the same thing, he would go to jail,” journalist Dirk Laabs tells FRONTLINE in a new documentary on the far right and neo-Nazism in Germany.
June 29, 2021
'Whose Vote Counts' Wins FRONTLINE’s Second Peabody Award of 2021
The documentary joins FRONTLINE's 'China Undercover' among this year’s Peabody winners.
June 22, 2021
FRONTLINE Wins Peabody Award for 'China Undercover'
The documentary investigated what has been described as the largest mass incarceration of an ethnic group since the Holocaust.
June 21, 2021
The Designated Terrorist and the Fight Over the Future of Syria’s Last Opposition Stronghold
In 'The Jihadist,' Martin Smith becomes the first Western journalist to interview Syrian militant Abu Mohammad al-Jolani and investigates his rebranding efforts.
June 1, 2021
George Floyd's Murder and Police Accountability, One Year Later: Our Coverage, at a Glance
FRONTLINE has been chronicling police reform and police accountability in documentaries, podcast episodes and collaborative stories with our Local Journalism Initiative partners.
May 25, 2021
Why Safety-Net Hospitals Serving Low-Income People May Be “On the Brink of a Precipice”
'The Healthcare Divide,' a new documentary from FRONTLINE and NPR, explores the growing inequities in American healthcare exposed by COVID-19.
May 18, 2021
‘I Didn’t Lose Hope’: Meet a Man Who Risked His Life to Secretly Film Inside One of Eritrea’s Brutal Prisons
A refugee speaks out and shares his secret footage in ‘Escaping Eritrea,’ a five-years-in-the-making documentary investigating one of the world’s most repressive regimes.
May 4, 2021