Molly Fowler

Mitigation Specialist

Molly Fowler began her career as a producer, director and writer for television, film and drama. Her theatre work was seen on and off Broadway, and in the West End of London. Her documentaries aired on PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, Lifetime, OWN and A&E. She developed an interest in criminal justice work when she lived at Angola prison off and on for a year to make “Serving Life” for Oprah’s Doc Club which she executive produced with Forest Whitaker. She was a Producer for ABC News PrimeTime Live, and Senior Producer for ABC News Nightline’s Beyond Belief on OWN where she began a collaboration with New York Times best selling author Wes Moore. She and Mr. Moore then produced the PBS series “Coming Back with Wes Moore,” which examines re-entry issues for American war veterans. Her last film, Born to Be, tells the medical story of gender reassignment through a ground breaking NY-based surgeon, and premiered at the New York Film Festival in 2019. By then, she had moved to New Orleans to work full time using her investigative and story telling skills for some of the men she met while making Serving Life. Three of them have been re-sentenced or released as a result, in part, of her mitigation on their behalf. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and studied dramaturgy at the Yale School of Drama.