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

Minimum wage: 2 hotel industry groups sue LA over increase

A city ordinance passed in October raised the minimum hourly wage for hotel workers to $15.37. Hotel industry groups say the city is interfering with the collective bargaining process.

Storm on its way to SoCal; mandatory evacuations at 10 pm

An intense winter storm has pummeled the Bay Area on its way to Southern California, knocking out power, causing flight delays and prompting schools and local businesses to close.

'The Interview' to get only limited release in Asia

The James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy depicts an assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

SAG Awards: 'Birdman,' 'Modern Family' lead nominations

Star Michael Keaton was recognized for his work in the film "Birdman," as well as supporting co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

California's job market looking up in next 3 months, survey finds

Roughly 16 percent of California employers plan to increase their payrolls in the first quarter of 2015, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Airbnb injected $312M into LA economy last year, company says

Airbnb, the service that lets you rent out your home or apartment, has been getting a lot of pushback lately. Yesterday it released a study that seeks to paint a positive picture of its business.

Beck finds officers broke policy in killing unarmed man after LAPD chase

In a recent report, the police commission rejected officers’ arguments that they feared for their safety following a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash late last year.

Sony hack: Was it an inside job?

As the fallout continues for Sony Pictures Entertainment following a massive cyberattack, the speculation over who was behind it continued Wednesday.

LA rain: Mandatory Camarillo Springs evacuations lifted

A late autumn rain storm has blanketed Southern California. Evacuations in Camarillo Springs have been lifted, with homes in the area spared from damage.

SoCal storms: 5 things you need to know to deal with floods, mudslides

Forecasters say the storm coming Tuesday will be more widespread and bring even more rain than the one that caused a flow of mud and rocks to cover a portion of PCH Sunday.

Police begin making arrests as Ferguson protests continue in LA

Police began detaining protesters Friday in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on the fifth night of protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

Bob Baker, legendary puppeteer, dead at 90

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, which Baker founded in 1963 with his partner Alton Wood, entertained generations of children and adults with its wooden puppets.

Obama plans to announce immigration steps

The president called the immigration system "broken" and pledged to work with Congress on comprehensive reform but hinted that he would sidestep legislators.

LAUSD removes attorney who argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

L.A. Unified said its decision was the result of comments attorney W. Keith Wyatt made to KPCC on Thursday.

Church group hikers missing in Eaton Canyon reunited with family

Rescued young people say they relied on body heat and lit a fire to keep warm through the night.