Raney Aronson-Rath

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Raney Aronson-Rath
Occupation Filmmaker
Title Deputy Executive Producer, Frontline
Spouse(s) Arun Rath

Raney Aronson-Rath is deputy executive producer for PBS' flagship public affairs documentary series Frontline. Aronson-Rath directs the editorial development and execution of the series. With David Fanning, Frontline's creator and executive producer, Aronson oversees all phases of production and runs the daily editorial management of the series.[1]

Since joining Frontline in 2007, Aronson-Rath has expanded the series' reach and reporting capabilities, and grown its broadcast and digital audiences. David Fanning named her deputy executive producer in 2012.[2]

Aronson-Rath has developed and managed more than a dozen journalistic partnerships with news outlets including ProPublica, American Public Media's Marketplace, PBS NewsHour, CBC Television and most recently ESPN.[3][4]

The experimental projects she has helmed include the Polk Award-winning Law & Disorder, a yearlong investigation into questionable police shootings in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; Post Mortem, an exposé on death investigation in America; Big Money 2012, an examination of campaign finance following the Citizens United Supreme Court case; and, most recently, Concussion Watch, a joint project with ESPN investigating the story of concussions in the NFL.

Before helping to manage the series, Aronson-Rath produced, directed and wrote several award-winning Frontline films, including News War, The Last Abortion Clinic[5] and The Jesus Factor. Prior to joining Frontline, she worked on award-winning series at ABC News, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC. Early in her career, while living in Taipei, she was a newspaper reporter for The China Post.[6]

Aronson-Rath has a bachelor's degree in South Asian studies and history from the University of Wisconsin. She received her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[7]


  1. ^ "Deputy Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath". PBS Frontline. February 27, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  2. ^ Weprin, Alex. "'Frontline' prepares for the future'". TVNewser.com. 
  3. ^ Hirsch, Amanda. "Two-Thirds of Frontline Programming Is Collaboration". PBS MediaShift. 
  4. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth (June 9, 2013). "PBS Joins With Univision to Show a ‘Frontline’ Film". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ "Frontline's "The Last Abortion Clinic": What's Fair in a Video World?". The Columbia Journalism School - Knight Case Studies Initiative. 
  6. ^ Stelter, Brian. "Raney Aronson, new 'Frontline' deputy executive producer'". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ "Raney Aronson ’95 named deputy executive producer of "Frontline"". Columbia Journalism School News. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 

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