Brian Frank Digital News Producer

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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

Pomona SWAT shooting: Suspect charged with capital murder

David Martinez, 36, a suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the death of Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond.

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC reports data breach

Merchant Customer Exchange, which is pushing a new mobile app called CurrentC as an alternative to the Apple-based payment system, said Tuesday it had been hacked.

USFS releases detailed map of San Gabriel National Monument

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation setting aside 346,177 acres of Angeles National Forest for permanent protection. A detailed map of the area is now available.

MOCA board adds 4 trustees, including LA artist Mark Bradford

Bradford is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts, who received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" in 2009.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 48 — Indian gaming compacts

Proposition 48 is a voter-initiated referendum challenging gaming compacts between the state, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe.

Deputy LA city attorney pleads no contest to child porn charge

Christopher Garcia, 57, received five years probation, must register as a sex offender for life and will lose his license to practice law, according to the district attorney's office.

Police: CSUN student was killed while attempting to sell car

CSUN student Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was stabbed to death after attempting to sell his car on Craigslist, LAPD Chief Beck said at a press conference Monday.

Last day to register to vote — Where do I apply?

It's not too late to register to vote. California residents have until the very end of the day Monday (just before midnight). Here are some tips to help you get it done.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 46 — doctor drug testing and medical negligence

Proposition 46 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 1 — the state's big water bond

A major bond aims to make California's water supplies more resilient. Carrying a hefty price tag, it divides environmentalists, farmers, and other interest groups.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 47 — criminal sentencing

Proposition 47 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 2 — state budget and rainy day fund

Proposition 2 is a constitutional amendment put on the ballot by the California legislature to change the rules governing the state's rainy day fund.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 45 — health insurance rate changes

Proposition 45 is an initiative statute placed on the ballot by voter petition. It is also referred to as the Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act.

Murrieta mayor arrested on DUI charge after 4 teens hurt in crash

The accident comes just weeks before Murrieta Mayor Alan Long is up for reelection on the city council.

Chefs Center GM, wife killed in Pasadena stabbing, police say

Lawrence Bressler, 50, and Denise K. Bressler, 64, were repeatedly stabbed inside the apartment they shared with Bressler's cousin, according to police.