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.

From the Archives: How the Citizens United Decision Changed U.S. Political Campaigns
The 2012 documentary ‘Big Sky, Big Money’ is newly available to stream on FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel.
February 1, 2023
‘Children of the Cold War’: Inside Biden and Putin’s Years-in-the-Making Clash Over Ukraine
Watch an excerpt from the new FRONTLINE documentary ‘Putin and the Presidents.’
January 24, 2023
Jan. 6, Two Years Later: 10 Documentaries to Watch
Explore a selection of FRONTLINE's reporting related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
January 6, 2023
She Investigated Government Corruption. She Became a Pegasus Spyware Target.
Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova had previously been blackmailed and arrested in Azerbaijan. Then came a new threat. Watch a scene from the new documentary series ‘Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus.’
January 3, 2023
Listen to the Top 5 'FRONTLINE Dispatch' Podcast Episodes of 2022
Catch the 5 most-downloaded new episodes from ‘The FRONTLINE Dispatch’ podcast in 2022.
December 22, 2022
Watch 2022’s 10 Most-Streamed New FRONTLINE Documentaries
From U.S. politics to the Ukraine war, watch the 10 most-streamed new FRONTLINE documentaries of 2022.
December 20, 2022
Nancy Pelosi’s Power: Stream the First Documentary on the Outgoing Speaker's Life & Political Legacy
Released in March 2022 and now streaming, 'Pelosi's Power' was the first documentary on the powerful and polarizing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Revisit it as Pelosi prepares to exit Democratic leadership.
December 13, 2022
Lockerbie Bombing Suspect Named in FRONTLINE Film Now in U.S. Custody
Suspected Lockerbie bombmaker Abu Agela Mas’ud of Libya is now facing charges in U.S. custody. Ken Dornstein uncovered new information about Agela and the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in the 2015 documentary series "My Brother’s Bomber."
December 11, 2022
‘It’s All We Could Do: Cry’: A Honduran Mother and Daughter Describe Their Separation Under U.S. 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy
A Honduran mother and her young daughter, separated under Trump administration immigration policies, share their stories in a new FRONTLINE documentary, ‘After Zero Tolerance.’
December 6, 2022
As Donald Trump Announces His 2024 Run, a Look Back at His Presidency and Impact
FRONTLINE has built a unique public record, in documentary format, of the former president’s impact on American life, politics and democracy — and his previous battles with a special counsel and the Department of Justice.
November 16, 2022
How American Politics Reached This Fraught Moment: 12 Documentaries to Watch Ahead of the Midterms
As a divided America prepares to vote and fears of political violence continue, these FRONTLINE documentaries show how U.S. politics reached this moment.
November 4, 2022
She Posted Anti-War Stickers in A Russian Grocery Store. She Now Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison.
In St. Petersburg, an artist was jailed after protesting Russia’s war in Ukraine — and could spend up to a decade in prison. Her partner speaks out in the new documentary “Putin’s War at Home.”
November 1, 2022