Raney Aronson-Rath


CCC’s journalist-in-residence, Raney Aronson-Rath is the editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE, PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series, and is a leading voice on the future of journalism. Under Aronson-Rath’s leadership, FRONTLINE has won every major award in broadcast journalism including News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the first Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Gold Baton to be awarded in a decade, and the series’ first-ever Peabody Institutional Award. The 2022 recipient of the New England First Amendment Coalition’s Stephen Hamblett Award and the 2019 Hearst Digital Media Lecturer at Columbia Journalism School, she is a member of the Board of Visitors for Columbia University’s journalism school, and serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia Global Reports. Aronson-Rath joined FRONTLINE’s staff as a senior producer in 2007 after producing notable FRONTLINE documentaries including News War, The Last Abortion ClinicThe Jesus Factor, Law & Disorder, and Post Mortem. She was named deputy executive producer by the series’ founder, David Fanning, in 2012, and then became executive producer in 2015. Prior to FRONTLINE, Aronson-Rath worked at ABC News and The Wall Street Journal, and she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and her master’s from Columbia Journalism School.