Tom Jennings has been making films for FRONTLINE since 2009. His first, Law and Disorder, a collaboration with A.C. Thompson and ProPublica on police shootings in New Orleans, won the prestigious George Polk Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Jennings then directed the Emmy-nominated A Perfect Terrorist and its sequel, American Terrorist (2011, 2015), was a team producer on the landmark documentary series, Money, Power & Wall Street (2012), and wrote and directed Being Mortal (2015), with New Yorker writer Atul Gawande.
He directed Right to Fail (2019), about people with severe mental illness living independently, Opioids, Inc (2020), and Boeing’s Fatal Flaw (2021), an investigation with The New York Times into the 737-MAX crashes. With June Cross and Jelani Cobb at Columbia University, he made Whose Vote Counts, which won the 2021 Peabody Award and NABJ Award.
Jennings has also received two Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the Deadline Club Award (in partnership with Joaquin Sapien of ProPublica), the Loeb Award, and six Writers Guild of America Awards.