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Frontline Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath

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Raney Aronson-Rath

We're joined by Raney Aronson-Rath, she’s Executive Producer of Frontline, one of public television’s most critically acclaimed, and long-running shows that pretty much sets the bar for in depth, documentary filmmaking. Since its launch in 1983 there have been more than 500 episodes. Aronson-Rath joined Frontline in 2007 as a senior producer. She was named deputy executive producer by the series founder, David Fanning, in 2012, and then became executive producer in 2015. She was in town for an event at WGCU so we thought we’d sit down to pick her brain about the future of journalism, and about making Frontline.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.