David Fanning has been executive producer of FRONTLINE since its first season in 1983. In 2009, after 27 seasons and more than 530 films, FRONTLINE remains America's longest-running investigative documentary series on television. The series has won all of the major awards for broadcast journalism: 42 Emmys, including a special Emmy Award for excellence in documentary filmmaking; 24 duPont-Columbia University Awards; 13 Peabody Awards; and 11 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. In 1989 and 1996, FRONTLINE was recognized with the Gold Baton -- the highest duPont-Columbia Award -- for its "total contribution to the world of exceptional television." In 2002, the series was honored with an unprecedented third Gold Baton for its post-Sept. 11 coverage, a series of seven hour-long documentaries on the origins and impact of terrorism. In 2003, A Dangerous Business, a FRONTLINE/New York Times joint investigation of the cast-iron pipe-making industry was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service. more
As senior producer for PBS' flagship public affairs documentary series FRONTLINE, Raney Aronson-Rath guides the editorial development and execution of the series' primetime television broadcasts. With Executive Producer David Fanning, she oversees all phases of film production, from story development and assignment through final edit and post-production. Aronson-Rath is also instrumental in the daily editorial management of the series' nonbroadcast initiatives, including new media projects, audience engagement, educational outreach and promotion. more
Michael Sullivan has supervised the production of many major FRONTLINE projects, including: the highly-acclaimed 1996 miniseries, The Gulf War; four duPont-Columbia University award-winning reports: Who Killed Adam Mann? (1991), Pope John Paul II: The Millennial Pope (1999), Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (2002) and Ghosts of Rwanda (2004); the three-hour special,Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (1993); and two of PBS's most memorable miniseries, The Farmer's Wife (1998) and Country Boys(2006). A graduate of Harvard University, Sullivan joined FRONTLINE in 1987 after heading the award-winning documentary unit at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. At that station he also developed and was executive producer of WCCO's I-Team, recognized as one of local television's largest and most successful investigative units.
Marrie Campbell has been with FRONTLINE since its inception, serving as series editor and, since 1998, editorial director. In 1995 she initiated FRONTLINE's online presence, overseeing the editorial content, design and production of more than 150 Web sites to date and the development of FRONTLINE's video archive of full programs available for viewing online. She began her career as senior researcher for Bill Moyers' Journal, later moving to Seattle where she was involved in the research and production of local and national PBS documentaries at public television station, KCTS-TV.
As senior editor, Ken Dornstein helps shape FRONTLINE productions from the story selection and development period through the final work in the edit room. He has served as senior producer on A Hidden Life (2006), News War: What's Happening to the News (2007), and Sex Slaves (2006), for which he won an Emmy. Dornstein has been a key member of theFRONTLINE/World editorial team since the series' inception in 2002, and has senior produced more than a dozen stories for the series, including: A House for Haji Baba (2003), Iran: Going Nuclear (2005), Burma: State of Fear (2006), Sudan: The Quick and the Terrible (2005) and The Kidnapped Bride (2004), which was cited by the Overseas Press Club when the series was acknowledged FRONTLINE/World with the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005. Dornstein began at FRONTLINE in 2000 as the editorial manager of FRONTLINE Online, building companion Web sites for FRONTLINE programs and producing the first original video content for the series. Prior to that, Dornstein served as a field producer on the award-winning documentaries Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir and Vietnam: The Soldier's Story. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University, Dornstein is the author of two non-fiction books: Accidentally, On Purpose (St. Martin's, 1996) based on his work as a private investigator in Los Angeles, and The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky: A True Story (Random House, 2006).
Since joining FRONTLINE in 1995, Sharon Tiller has overseen and helped shape numerous programs for the series, including the critically acclaimed four-part special Drug Wars (2000). Other projects include: So You Want to Buy a President (1996), Why America Hates the Press (1996), Modern Meat (2002), Secrets of the SAT (1999), Blackout (2001) and News War (2007). In 1997, she helped establish the "FRONTLINE West" project at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where producers-in-residence work with graduates of the documentary program on a number of FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World projects each academic year. In 2001, Tiller and executive producer David Fanning jointly created an international news magazine series FRONTLINE/World, now in its seventh season, which features the work of a new generation of video journalists. As series executive director, she has helped develop more than 120 broadcast and Web stories from 60 countries. Before joining FRONTLINE, Tiller was the executive director for the San Francisco-based Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), where in 1989 she launched an independent documentary unit. As CIR's executive producer, she developed seven investigative documentaries for FRONTLINE: Global Dumping Ground with Bill Moyers (1990), The Great American Bailout(1991), The Best Campaign Money Can Buy (1992), Your Loan Is Denied (1992), The Politics of Power (1992), Public Lands, Private Profits (1994) and School Colors (1994). Tiller has received three duPont-Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Awards, three national Emmys, a George Polk Award for National Television Reporting, a World Affairs Council Award of Excellence for International Reporting, two National Education Writers' First Prizes for Documentary Television, the George Foster Peabody Award for Drug Wars, as well as the Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow Award for the 2004 season of FRONTLINE/World.