Daffodil Altan

Director / Producer / Correspondent

Journalist Daffodil Altan is an award-winning director, producer and correspondent for FRONTLINE, PBS's flagship investigative documentary series. Her most recently films are, COVID'S HIDDEN TOLL (2020 Peabody nominee), the Emmy-winning, KIDS CAUGHT IN THE CRACKDOWN (2019), TRAFFICKED IN AMERICA (2018), and the Emmy-nominated FRONTLINE/Univision documentary, RAPE ON THE NIGHT SHIFT (2015).

Previously she was a producer at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting where she reported on juvenile solitary confinement, sexual assault in the workplace and labor trafficking. Altan was a 2018 International Documentary Association Enterprise Fund grantee, a 2016 MacArthur Foundation grantee, a 2013 John Jay/Langeloth Reporting Fellow, and a 2008 Latino Public Broadcasting grantee. She has a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she is also a lecturer.