Lauren Frohne is a Seattle-based video journalist, cinematographer and editor, and is currently a video editor for The Seattle Times. Most recently, she filmed and produced multimedia and video projects for the Open Society Foundations. Before that, she worked as a video journalist for The Boston Globe and interned with The Roanoke Times.

Her work on news and documentary stories addressing issues ranging from access to justice to environmental disasters has taken her across the world and domestically throughout in the United States. She has documented topics such as early childhood development programs as a way to rebuild Liberia’s education system, everyday life in Roma communities Slovakia and Romania, access to justice for women and children in Senegal, and the debate around nuclear power in the eastern United States. She’s also produced and commissioned projects on ethnic profiling in the UK, marginalized working class communities in Europe, and the school-to-prison pipeline in the US. Her work is rooted in the belief that personal stories are crucial to creating real change at local and global levels, and everywhere in between.

She earned a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She has experience leading, managing and collaborating with teams on ambitious multimedia projects, as well as teaching multimedia storytelling and video production to students and professionals. She is also currently in production on a longterm documentary film called ‘Spilling Over’, focusing on the lasting effects of the BP oil spill on a family and community in Venice, La., with her partner Jessey Dearing.


  • E-mail: lauren.frohne@gmail.com
  • Phone: 919-259-0293



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