Priyanka Boghani

Digital Reporter & Producer

Priyanka Boghani is a journalist at FRONTLINE, where she reports and writes stories with a focus on U.S. foreign policy, conflicts in the Middle East and humanitarian crises. She also helps manage FRONTLINE’s social accounts. As a member of the audience team, she works to ensure the journalism is reaching its intended readers and viewers, with the use of compelling language and imagery. In addition, she uses her design skills to create graphics for the series and maintains the website home page.

She previously worked at GlobalPost, an international news site,, and The Huffington Post, in addition to freelancing. Priyanka earned her M.S. in Journalism from Boston University with a focus on foreign reporting.

Areas of Expertise:

foreign policy human rights

A Minutes-Long Call After Two and a Half Years of Silence: Update from a Uyghur Family Featured in 'China Undercover'
Several families whose loved ones went missing in Xinjiang shared their stories in FRONTLINE's documentary "China Undercover." Since the original broadcast, we've had updates about two sisters in the film.
November 10, 2020
How the U.S. Has Reacted to China’s Treatment of Uyghurs
As reports of deteriorating conditions for Uyghurs and Muslim minorities in the region of Xinjiang accumulate, U.S. lawmakers have responded this year with growing criticism, legislation and sanctions targeting China.
November 10, 2020
They Faced a Chaotic Primary. Now Wisconsin Voters Are Trying to Make Sure Their Ballots Count
In the April primary, these Wisconsin voters faced barriers to casting their ballots. Now they’re fighting for their vote to count in the presidential election.
November 3, 2020
How McConnell's Bid to Reshape the Federal Judiciary Extends Beyond the Supreme Court
Just as Sen. Mitch McConnell helped cement a conservative majority on the Supreme Court for decades to come, judicial experts and journalists who spoke to FRONTLINE credit him with holding open lower federal court vacancies that President Trump then filled with conservative judges at a breakneck pace.
October 16, 2020
Children in Poverty: By the Numbers
Children growing up in poverty were already dealing with difficult family circumstances when the coronavirus began spreading across the United States.
September 8, 2020
Four Iraqis on Searching For Hope 17 Years After the Iraq War
For the people of Iraq, the fallout from the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 continues to this day, sometimes in unexpected — and violent — ways. Four Iraqis share what has happened in their lives and in Iraq since they filmed with FRONTLINE.
July 14, 2020
Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law
FRONTLINE has been documenting the fight over abortion for several decades. Here are two documentaries that offer context to the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.
June 29, 2020
"You Do Everything You Can To Try And Stay Safe": Q&A On Filming On the Front Lines of COVID-19
When filmmaker Sasha Joelle Achilli filmed inside an Italian hospital dealing with an influx of COVID-19 patients, she found, "Everybody was super open, really warm. I guess they really wanted to document what they were going through."
May 19, 2020
The Story of Chinese Muslims Is A "Story That has Global Implications": Q&A With Filmmakers
The filmmakers of "China Undercover" describe what’s unfolding in Xinjiang as a new model of governance — “digital authoritarianism” — that is now being exported from China to other countries and will have serious implications for human rights and democracy around the world.
April 7, 2020
How Gun Control Groups Are Closing the Spending Gap with the NRA
For years, the National Rifle Association has been the uncontested heavyweight champion of spending — on either side of the gun debate. But gun-control groups have started to close the gap in recent years.
March 24, 2020
Weinstein Convicted of Rape and Criminal Sexual Act; Acquitted on Other Charges
The convictions of the disgraced Hollywood producer come more than two years after The New York Times and The New Yorker first published accounts of several women who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, misconduct and sexual assault.
February 24, 2020
Amazon Exec Defends Facial Recognition Sales to Law Enforcement, Says Would Sell to Foreign Governments
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, said the company has received no reports of misuse of facial recognition software by law enforcement agencies. In an interview with FRONTLINE, he said, “Let’s see if somehow they abuse the technology.”
February 18, 2020