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Maddie Orton is an Emmy-winning one-man-band journalist and documentary filmmaker working as a freelance producer, reporter, and video editor. She recently completed work on The U.S. Navy Memorial's 2020 Lone Sailor Awards, honoring the late recording artist, Bill Withers. Previously, Maddie worked as a Producer/Correspondent for 7.5 years at WNET (PBS), where she most recently covered stories ranging from city and state policy, to medical break-throughs and the arts, for the network's nightly current affairs program, MetroFocus. Prior to this, she worked as a correspondent for NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, a contributor to SciTech Now and WLIW Arts Beat, and host of The Arts Project with Maddie Orton, the Author Imprint series podcast, and The ALL ARTS Vault.
In 2017, Maddie completed her first documentary, I Can’t… I Have Rehearsal, which received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. She's since created an episode for the ALL ARTS docu-series In Motion, and was a producer on Treasures of New York: MoMA.
Before working in television, Maddie’s focus was arts advocacy—galvanizing grassroots support for arts funding and education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University (RU RAH RAH!) and in her spare time works to help foster dogs find their fur-ever homes. Maddie and her husband, Dan, are proud parents to son Charlie.