Rick Young

Rick Young has been working with FRONTLINE since the early '90s, reporting on a wide array of subjects -- from the environment to politics to business -- for more than 20 PBS documentaries.

In 2009, Young launched a production partnership between FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at The American University in Washington, D.C. The venture's first co-production, Flying Cheap, won a Writers Guild Award for its investigation of the regional airline industry.

For five years, Young collaborated with veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith on a series of documentaries examining America's changing economic landscape. Their reports include Can You Afford to Retire?, Is Wal-Mart Good for America?, Tax Me If You Can and The Wall Street Fix.

Young was producer and correspondent of Gunrunners, a documentary about the illegal small arms trade in West Africa that premiered the PBS series FRONTLINE/World in 2002. Prior to that, he worked as a producer on FRONTLINE programs with the Kirk Documentary Group and with the Center for Investigative Reporting.

He was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 2007-08 and his work has garnered numerous awards, including two Emmys, Writer's Guild nominations and the Sigma Delta Chi award. Before turning to journalism, Young spent six years as an investigator for the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. and Puerto Rico flags hang on a damaged church after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Carolina
Blackout in Puerto Rico
May 1, 2018
Business of Disaster
May 24, 2016
The Trouble with Chicken
May 12, 2015
The Trouble with Antibiotics
October 14, 2014
On John Quinn
October 23, 2013
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
October 22, 2013
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Big Sky, Big Money
October 30, 2012
Children Of Undocumented Immigrants Rally In Washington To End Deportations
Lost in Detention
October 18, 2011
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Flying Cheaper
January 18, 2011
Plane Into Home
Flying Cheap
February 9, 2010
Poisoned Waters: poisoned waters main image
Poisoned Waters
April 21, 2009
USA - National Security Agency - Negroponte
Spying on the Home Front
May 15, 2007
FRONTLINE Can You Afford to Retire?
Can You Afford to Retire?
May 16, 2006
Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
November 16, 2004
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