Since joining FRONTLINE in 1995, Sharon Tiller has overseen and helped shape numerous programs for the series, including the critically acclaimed four-part special Drug Wars (2000). Other projects include: So You Want to Buy a President (1996), Why America Hates the Press (1996), Modern Meat (2002), Secrets of the SAT (1999), Blackout (2001) and News War (2007). In 1997, she helped establish the "FRONTLINE West" project at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where producers-in-residence work with graduates of the documentary program on a number of FRONTLINE and FRONTLINE/World projects each academic year.
In 2001, Tiller and executive producer David Fanning jointly created an international news magazine series FRONTLINE/World, now in its seventh season, which features the work of a new generation of video journalists. As series executive director, she has helped develop more than 120 broadcast and Web stories from 60 countries.
Before joining FRONTLINE, Tiller was the executive director for the San Francisco-based Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), where in 1989 she launched an independent documentary unit. As CIR's executive producer, she developed seven investigative documentaries for FRONTLINE: Global Dumping Ground with Bill Moyers (1990), The Great American Bailout (1991), The Best Campaign Money Can Buy (1992), Your Loan Is Denied (1992), The Politics of Power (1992), Public Lands, Private Profits (1994) and School Colors (1994).
Tiller has received three duPont-Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Awards, three national Emmys, a George Polk Award for National Television Reporting, a World Affairs Council Award of Excellence for International Reporting, two National Education Writers' First Prizes for Documentary Television, the George Foster Peabody Award for Drug Wars, as well as the Overseas Press Club Edward R. Murrow Award for the 2004 season of FRONTLINE/World.