Rachel Raney

Spring, 2023

Rachel Raney is a veteran non-fiction filmmaker and public TV/radio producer with deep experience producing content, as well as collaborating with and supporting independent producers. Determined to work on documentaries after college, she landed at the highly regarded Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, working on programs for the PBS series Frontline. After producing on multiple projects for CIR and other production companies, Raney’s directorial debut, the feature documentary Livermore, aired on PBS’ Independent Lens. Raney went on to create and produce the award-winning documentary series Truly CA for KQED-TV, currently in its 14th season. After returning to the American South, Raney worked at North Carolina Public Radio, producing for the nationally distributed program The Story with Dick Gordon. Raney later served as the first Executive Director of the Southern Documentary Fund, and more recently joined PBS North Carolina as Director of National Productions and Executive Producer of Reel South.