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.

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
‘Mom, I’ve Been Hit’: Enforcing COVID Curfew Last Year, Kenyan Police Fatally Shot 13-Year-Old Boy on His Own Balcony
The parents of Yasin Hussein Moyo speak out in ‘The Virus That Shook the World,’ a two-night documentary special on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts across the globe.
April 26, 2021
The War in Afghanistan: As Biden Sets U.S. Withdrawal Date, 13 Documentaries Explore the Conflict and Its Impact
Explore nearly two decades of reporting from FRONTLINE on America’s longest war.
April 15, 2021
After Jan. 6, Investigating the Contours of a “Broad Fascist Movement” in the U.S.
In a scene from the new documentary “American Insurrection,” correspondent A.C. Thompson talks with sociologist Pete Simi about the state of domestic extremism in the U.S.
April 14, 2021
With Renewed Attention on the Border, These 8 Documentaries Illuminate U.S. Immigration Policies Involving Kids
These collected FRONTLINE documentaries chronicle the past decade of immigration policy in America and its varied impacts, offering context for the present moment.
March 31, 2021
Following Mass Shootings, Two Documentaries Offer Context on America’s Gun Debate and the NRA’s Role
"NRA Under Fire," from 2020, and "Gunned Down," from 2015, provide background on the NRA's role in the debate over gun rights and gun control.
March 23, 2021
'Playing Russian Roulette With Our Own Lives’: At Black-Owned Funeral Homes in New Orleans, COVID Takes a Harsh Toll
Watch a scene from ‘Death Is Our Business,’ a new documentary from FRONTLINE, Firelight Media and WORLD Channel. 
March 22, 2021
10 Years in, Explore the Syrian Conflict’s Origins, Evolution and Toll in These Streaming Documentaries
FRONTLINE’s Syria-related documentaries take you back to the beginning.
March 12, 2021
Saudi Crown Prince Approved Plan to "Capture or Kill" Columnist Jamal Khashoggi, According to Declassified U.S. Report
The newly declassified U.S. intelligence report names Mohammed bin Salman, subject of the 2019 documentary "The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."
February 26, 2021