Kate McMahon Productions
A documentary producer dedicated in the idea that great storytelling rooted in journalism illuminates the wider world, Kate McMahon has contributed to more than 40 hours of national documentary and long-format news programming, primarily for PBS, since she began her career in 1998 as an Associate Producer for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Today, she produces and co-produces documentaries for the PBS series FRONTLINE; independent films and PBS stations. Her current film is about the lost history of women in computing for Google family foundations – release date TBA. Her recent film projects include FRONTLINE: Life and Death in Assisted Living (2013); FRONTLINE: Nuclear Aftershocks (2012); FRONTLINE: The Vaccine War (2010); FRONTLINE: Sick Around America (2009) and FRONTLINE: Sick Around the World (2008). In 2008, Kate’s co-production of the 2-hour historical film Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency premiered on PBS. In 2004 Kate associate produced the Oscar-nominated film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and in 2005 co-produced FRONTLINE: The Meth Epidemic. In 2010 Kate spent six months producing a live radio program for Oregon Public Broadcasting called Think Out Loud.