Zoe Todd

Abrams Journalism Fellow, FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism School Fellowships

Zoë Todd is a multimedia journalist from Canada, trained to file feature and news stories for web, radio and television. She joined FRONTLINE in 2019 as a digital reporter and Abrams Journalism Fellow.

Todd holds a bachelor's degree from the Carleton University School of Journalism and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She grew up bilingually in a military family, splitting her childhood between Germany and Canada.

Before moving to the United States, Todd worked in local daily news as a video journalist and on-air reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).


Boston, MA

Handling of Public Protests a 'Stress Test' for Police Reform
Violent outbursts have marked the period of unrest since George Floyd died May 25, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned the 46-year-old Black man to the ground by his neck. In many cases, police have responded with force to disperse protesters, captured on cameras nationwide — including in Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle and Portland, all cities that were already under court-enforced agreements to reform their police departments. Independent monitors overseeing those agreements say it's possible police could find themselves out of compliance for how they've responded to the recent unrest.
September 18, 2020
Amid George Floyd Protests, a Critical Question: Can the Feds Fix American Policing?
As millions of people rallied in the streets this summer demanding an end to police violence, more than a dozen cities were quietly working on their own police reform process — in conference rooms and court hearings.  
September 16, 2020
Bannon Charged with Fraud Involving Multi-Million Dollar Online Fundraiser
Former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon was arrested and charged Thursday morning with defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in connection to a lucrative online fundraiser called “We Build the Wall."
August 20, 2020
“By a Hair”: The Precarious Fight Against COVID-19 in Cremona, Italy
Italian nurse Cristina Pilati describes the worst moment of her hospital's fight against COVID-19 in the city of Cremona.
May 19, 2020
As Pandemic Claims Non-COVID Patients, Some Face Difficult Decisions
The extent of the novel coronavirus' toll is far greater than previously reported, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control, including potentially tens of thousands of people who died without ever contracting COVID-19.
May 4, 2020