Brian Frank Digital News Producer
Brian Frank is a Digital News Producer for KPCC. Before joining Southern California Public Radio in 2013, he was web editor for SoCal Connected, the award-winning TV newsmagazine at KCET in Los Angeles.
Brian also served as editor of USC's Online Journalism Review and worked as a consultant to graduate fellows of the school's News21 program, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. He obtained his master's degree from USC's Annenberg School.
He has written for print, radio, television and web, and he dabbles in code. But before all that, he was teaching English in a tiny seaside town in Japan and overseeing a program for at-risk youth on the edge of the Alaskan bush.
Stories by Brian Frank
Officers returned fire Thursday after three people shot at their unmarked vehicle. No officers were hurt, but a 17-year-old suspect was hit by police fire.
The Air Force said it has awarded its first competitive national security launch in more than a decade to SpaceX, putting the Hawthorne-based private rocket company in distinguished company.
Williams was the first African-American police chief in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He took over from LAPD Chief Darryl Gates following the 1992 riots.
As alarming as it can be to watch TV news footage of police bearing down on an ursine suspect actively evading arrest, this is all very normal, wildlife officials say.
City officials say their animal shelters have maintained an 84.3 percent overall live save rate so far this year. The target for "no kill" status is 90 percent.
Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted in 2014 of fraudulent voting and perjury, but an appeals court overturned the conviction in January.
Police Chief Charlie Beck had already recommended criminal charges for the officer who fatally shot 29-year-old Brendon Glenn. The Police Commission agreed with him.
A new report finds that blacks, Latinos and the poor are far more likely than middle-income whites to end up arrested and jailed for driving on a suspended license.
They'll cost from $360 to $2,025 — but they're only available to the 56,000 fans who have already put down deposits.
Latinos account for 48 percent of the county's population, and more than a quarter of Latino households now bring in between $100,000 and $200,000 a year.
The 11th season of the NFL reality show will follow the Rams on their road to returning to L.A., taking viewers inside training camp — without the potential injuries.
In Southern California, Jones has been both a pop culture ambassador for earthquake science and a calm voice of reason in a place where talk of the "Big One" is never far off.
Tribune, the L.A. Times' parent company, has agreed to pay $56 million. The Justice Department followed this with an antitrust lawsuit, saying it would be a monopoly.
The council will advise the mayor, city council, city staff and other elected officials on economic development, public safety, accessibility and other issues that impact the trans community in L.A.
The caretakers discovered the koala missing last Thursday. Officials say surveillance video places the mountain lion on zoo grounds at about the same time.