Affiliation during program: ABC News
Country Focus: India
Raney Aronson is a New York-based documentary filmmaker and senior producer for PBS FRONTLINE. She is the producer, director and writer of six full-length FRONTLINE documentaries, “The News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin (Part 1&2),” “The Soldier’s Heart”, “The Last Abortion Clinic, “The Jesus Factor,” and “The Alternative Fix,” as well as three FRONTLINE/World stories based in India and Hong Kong. Aronson’s story about sex workers in India won an Overseas Press Club Award.
“The Jesus Factor” was FRONTLINE’s highest rated show for the 2003-2004 season. In 2006-2007 she produced the first two hours in the FRONTLINE series “News War” about the state of the news media. Previous to her work with FRONTLINE, Aronson worked on a number of award-winning series at ABC News, including “Hopkins 24/7”, which won the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton.
She was coordinating producer on the award-winning ABC primetime series Boston 24/7 and a field producer on specials from the Peter Jennings Reporting unit. Previous to her work in New York, Aronson lived and worked as a newspaper reporter for The China Post in Taipei, Taiwan for two years. Aronson was awarded the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2001-2002 media fellowship, a Sundance Documentary Fund grant (2002), a New York State Council on the Arts Grant (2002) and an International Reporting Project Fellowship in 2000. Aronson has her bachelor degree in South Asian studies and History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.