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.

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December 21, 2021
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December 21, 2021
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December 14, 2021
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In the 2020 documentary ‘The Luanda Leaks,’ part of a global investigation with ICIJ, FRONTLINE explored how dos Santos amassed her fortune.
December 10, 2021
‘A Thousand Cuts’: Where to Stream the Documentary About Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa
As Ressa receives the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, watch a documentary chronicling how the journalist became a target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the press in the Philippines.
December 8, 2021
A Rare Look Inside Police Training in Utah
How might police training impact whom, when and why officers shoot? Watch an excerpt from the new FRONTLINE/Salt Lake Tribune documentary “Shots Fired.”
November 23, 2021
Kids and Climate Change: Who's Learning What — or Not — and Why?
As COP26 wraps, the new book 'Miseducation: How Climate Change Is Taught in America' and past stories from former FRONTLINE reporter Katie Worth offer more context.
November 12, 2021
Who’s Using South Dakota as ‘A Worldwide Destination for Foreign Wealth’?
Financial trusts and secrecy in a U.S. tax haven: Watch an excerpt from FRONTLINE and ICIJ's ‘Pandora Papers’ documentary.
November 9, 2021
A Look at Colin Powell’s Legacy, Following His Death at 84
Colin Powell, who was America’s first Black secretary of state, died Oct. 18 at age 84. FRONTLINE traced his roles in shaping the Gulf War and then the Iraq War.
October 18, 2021
Former Boeing 737 Max Pilot Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Grand Jury Indictment
Mark Forkner’s role at Boeing leading up to the crashes that killed 346 people was detailed by The New York Times and FRONTLINE in ‘Boeing’s Fatal Flaw.’
October 15, 2021
‘I Cannot Protect Her’: A Granddaughter Gone Missing. A Leading Activist Unable to Help.
As FRONTLINE’s Najibullah Quraishi was interviewing women’s rights activist Mahbouba Seraj in Afghanistan, something unexpected happened.
October 12, 2021
17 Essential Documentaries on the War in Afghanistan — and Its Consequences
These documentaries explore how the war in Afghanistan began and evolved, what it has meant for ordinary Afghan citizens and the ongoing consequences of the U.S. withdrawal.
October 12, 2021