Sophie McKibben

Former Podcast Series Producer

Sophie McKibben no longer works for FRONTLINE. Previously, she was the Series Producer of The FRONTLINE Dispatch.

Never Sentenced, Never Released
Across the country, hundreds of people are in prison even though they weren’t convicted of the alleged acts that landed them there. Sometimes, they’re held for decades. Today, the story of one such man.
March 7, 2019
UPDATE: Living With Murder
In December 2017, after serving 30 years of his life sentence, Kempis Songster left Graterford Prison on lifetime parole. In this update to the Living with Murder series, we learn where he is one year later.
January 10, 2019
The Weight of Dust
Scott Gaines was a first responder on 9/11. When he retired a couple months later, he thought he’d escaped the aftermath unscathed.
December 13, 2018
I Don’t Want To Shoot You, Brother
A young black man was dead. A young white cop was quickly fired. This is a shocking story about police and the use of lethal force, but not the one you might expect.
November 29, 2018
Living With Murder: Part Two
We continue to follow the story of Kempis Songster and the Supreme Court rulings that found his sentence, and thousands of others, to be unconstitutional.
November 22, 2017
Living With Murder: Part One
At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now, decades later, he has a chance to be free.
November 16, 2017
Notes From An Invisible War
FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith witnesses chaos and suffering on a rare trip to Yemen – a closer look inside a largely invisible war.
October 26, 2017
The Housing Fix
Millions of Americans can’t afford rent and only a quarter of those who need government help get it. What happens to everybody else?
October 12, 2017
Boom Town
There used to be one or two earthquakes a year in Cushing, Oklahoma. Now the town shakes hundreds of times each year. FRONTLINE investigates why.
September 28, 2017
Child Marriage in America
200,000 children were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015. This is the story of one teen who marries her 24-year-old boyfriend after he is accused of statutory rape.
September 14, 2017