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
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.
Federal health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak, which so far has been linked to the illnesses of 11 people in nine states, according to federal health officials.
The commission voted 10-1 to appoint Senior Deputy Directory Jack Ainsworth to lead staff until a new permanent executive director is hired.
The D.A.'s office says it can't prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that any excessive use of force contributed to the in-custody death of a man in South L.A. in 2014.
Officials warn of a rise in "shoulder surfing," when someone lingers near an ATM, waits for you to enter your PIN and swoops in to withdraw cash before you're fully logged out.
The council called on the state Wednesday to require California's toxics regulator to create a public timeline and to provide whatever funds are necessary to clean up affected homes in Boyle Heights.