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
On Thursday, California kicks off an amnesty program that will allow some drivers to reduce their amount owed by up to 80 percent and get their licenses reinstated. Here's what you need to know.
The rate of criminal offenses motivated by bias, hatred or prejudice countywide saw a 1 percent increase in 2014 compared to the year prior, according to a new report.
Mold and pest infestations in the home have been linked to health problems such as asthma. Here is some information to help protect your health and home.
Among the top-performing suppliers were Golden State Water Company Simi Valley, with a reduction of 40 percent, and the cities of Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and West Sacramento.
The uptick in jobs brought the state's unemployment rate down to 6.2 percent, compared with 7.4 percent the same time last year.
Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992.
Nearly 3,500 customers remained without power Friday after utility crews who worked to restore power to downtown Long Beach overnight were unsuccessful.
Jason Davis, 41, was shot by officers responding to a call for "disorderly suspect armed with a knife" outside a Venice coffee shop on Monday. On Thursday, police confirmed he had died.
A new study suggests that modified salmonella bacteria can target tumors that are highly resistant to other forms of treatment in a deadly form of pancreatic cancer.
In her new role, the Oakland airport executive will lead the city authority that oversees Los Angeles International, Ontario International and Van Nuys airports.
Mayor Eric Garcetti responded with a video message saying the money would go toward bringing public art to the Los Angeles River.
While he gave no further details on the shooting itself, Obama on Thursday expressed deep frustration with the frequency of tragedies brought about by someone "who had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."
An LA police commission ruling in the shooting of an unarmed mentally ill black man was a mixed finding, and the muted reaction to it underscores how LA differs from other cities.
Long Beach was the latest in a series of Southern California communities to have a mysterious petroleum substance wash ashore in the form of "tar balls" and "tar patties."
The news comes a little more than a week after it was announced Charter was buying Time Warner Cable, the only major pay-TV provider that carried the 24/7 Dodgers network.