Judges

Raney Aronson-Rath

Executive Producer, FRONTLINE
Regional Judge

Raney Aronson-Rath is only the second executive producer of the PBS flagship public affairs documentary series, "Frontline," in its 33-year history. Appointed to her new position in May 2015, she has been with “Frontline” since 2001 and has been the deputy executive producer since 2012.

Aronson-Rath has led experimental projects exploring innovative uses of the Internet and cross-platform collaborations with ProPublica, American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” PBS “NewsHour,” The New York Times, CBC Television and Univision. The documentary "Post Mortem," an inquiry into death investigations in America, was a coordinated multiplatform reporting effort by “Frontline,” ProPublica and NPR, along with UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program and California Watch. The report spanned Internet, radio, print and television platforms.

Under Aronson-Rath’s leadership, “Frontline” has won every major award in broadcast journalism. The program recently won two duPont-Columbia Silver Batons for the documentaries “United States of Secrets” (2015) and “Syria’s Second Front“ (2015) and two Peabody Awards for “United States of Secrets” (2015) and “League of Denial” (2014), as well as a George Polk Award for “League of Denial” (2014).

Before being named senior producer in 2007, Aronson-Rath produced, directed and wrote six full-length "Frontline" documentaries as well as three “Frontline/World” stories based in India and Hong Kong. Her story on AIDS among India's sex workers won an Overseas Press Club Award.

Prior to joining “Frontline,” Aronson-Rath worked on a number of award-winning series at ABC News. Aronson-Rath lived and worked as a reporter for The China Post in Taipei, Taiwan, for two years. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.