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.

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
As the U.S. Crosses 500,000 Deaths from COVID-19, These 9 Documentaries Offer Context
These nine FRONTLINE films help explain how we reached this point.
February 22, 2021
As the U.S. Rejoins the Paris Climate Agreement, Revisit FRONTLINE’s Recent Climate Reporting
These five projects illuminate the science, politics and impacts of climate change.
February 19, 2021
Loujain al-Hathloul Released From Prison in Saudi Arabia, but Restrictions Remain
The activist’s story, which became an international rallying cry over alleged Saudi human rights abuses, was featured in a 2019 FRONTLINE documentary.
February 12, 2021
12 FRONTLINE Documentaries on Iraq’s Sectarian Divide
And how actions by outside actors, include the U.S. and Iran, have often fueled the antagonism.
February 9, 2021
This Yemeni Doctor Has Treated COVID Patients for Months Without Pay While Living in the Hospital
Dr. Tariq Qassem’s story, featured in "Yemen’s COVID Cover-Up," sheds light on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, including the Houthi suspension of doctors' salaries, the impact of international aid cuts and the Saudi blockade.
February 9, 2021
Intel Officer: Murder of Hisham al-Hashimi Was Ordered by Shia Militia Kata’ib Hezbollah
The comments about the death of the prominent Iraqi counterterrorism expert come in the new FRONTLINE documentary ‘Iraq’s Assassins.’
February 9, 2021
Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO; Andy Jassy Moves Up
Revisit FRONTLINE’s 2020 documentary “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.”
February 2, 2021