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

Canyon Fire 2: All remaining evacuations, road closures lifted

The fire has burned through 8,000 acres in Orange County, destroying 15 structures and damaging 12 more, according to the latest information from incident command.

Canyon Fire 2: Most evacuations lifted, though fire continues to burn

Most of the evacuations in Anaheim and the surrounding area have been lifted. Anaheim, Orange and Tustin residents were allowed to return to evacuated homes this evening, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.

6,000-acre brush fire burns at least 24 homes

A brush fire that started Monday morning near Coal Canyon and the 91 Freeway quickly scorched thousands of acres, fueled by winds. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued.

3 Democrats stand out in special Assembly election

In the semi-official results reported Tuesday night in the special primary election to fill the seat representing northeastern Los Angeles, Wendy Carrillo was leading with 21 percent of votes.

Polls open in LA election to replace Jimmy Gomez

Thirteen candidates are running in the special primary election, part of a chain reaction triggered by Xavier Becerra’s appointment as California attorney general.

Las Vegas Strip shooting: At least 59 dead, more than 500 injured

A stream of gunfire rained down on a country music concert attended by thousands of people Sunday night. Hundreds of people were transported to local hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Hollywood Bowl ticket prices, parking to increase

Most tickets will go up by $1 to $10, depending on the section, time and type of event. The L.A. Phil says the new prices will help offset increased production, labor, marketing and artists’ costs.

Map: How much of your income goes to rent?

For years, financial planners used that 30 percent threshold as a rule of thumb for renters: no more than 30 percent of your gross income should go to rent. But for many these days, with rents higher than they've ever been in Southern California, the 30 percent rule is a distant fantasy, and Southern Californian renters are having to adapt.

2 brush fires burning in Malibu

Two fires — the Topanga Fire and the Stokes Fire — are burning in the Malibu/Calabasas area, approximately five miles apart from each other.

Beverly Hills woman is 3rd to drown this year in Sequoia National Park

Extreme winter snowfall has primed California's rivers and creeks for dangerous conditions, especially as temperatures rise. Park officials are warning hikers to stay out of the water.

LA, Long Beach set new zero emissions targets for ports

The plan includes switching to zero-emissions terminal equipment by 2030 and zero-emissions trucks by 2035.

California, 2 more states form climate pact in wake of US withdrawal

The governors of California, New York and Washington announced the formation of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states that will adhere to the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement.

A costly delay: Rams, Chargers stadium opening delayed to 2020

A yearlong delay for the Rams and Chargers to move into their new home in Inglewood will likely cost the teams tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

You're going to see sharks — don't freak out

KPCC spoke with shark expert Dr. Chris Lowe to find out why there have been so many sightings this year, what we know about shark behavior, and how you should behave if you see one.

3 dead, 1 wounded after San Bernardino school shooting

A female teacher is dead and two students wounded after a shooting in a classroom at North Park Elementary, in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, officials said.