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

Apple's next big thing: Apple Watch, iPhone 6, ApplePay — worth the hype?

Apple on Tuesday revealed its entry into the wearable computers market with the Apple Watch, along with a new wireless payment system and two new iPhone models.

Meadow Fire: Yosemite wildfire quadruples in size overnight

A wildfire in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park that forced the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors nearly quadrupled in size overnight and forced trail closures.

Flash flood watch extended for Inland Empire

A day after flooding that damaged homes and forced water rescues in Riverside, the National Weather Service extended the warning through Monday evening.

California governor debate gets 'spirited' as Kashkari, Brown face off

In the only debate scheduled in this year's gubernatorial contest, Kashkari came out swinging, and the two candidates showed how much they differ on many key issues.

West Nile virus: Mosquito infection rate at highest level ever

So far in 2014, more than 181 human cases have been reported to the California Department of Public Health, up from 101 the same time last year.

High surf: Big waves return to SoCal — but not as big as last week

The area will see an increasing risk of strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding brought on in part by Hurricane Norbert, though waves will be smaller than sets seen last week.

110 Freeway closure: Lanes reopened after chase that left officer wounded, suspect dead

Lanes on the northbound 110 Freeway were open again after an officer-involved shooting that left one officer wounded and a suspect dead.

Douchebaggery? Why Oxford adds cray new words to the dictionary

Why do lexicographers bless words like "selfie" while ignoring its wonderfully descriptive cousins? Why not selfiebombing or, better yet, someoneelsie?

$400M Calif. film and TV tax credit passes Senate committee

The bill is aimed at helping the state compete against rising competition from other states and countries that offer more attractive discounts and tax incentives.

Michael Brown: Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.

Robin Williams: Details of death released as family, fans mourn

Williams died from an apparent suicide by hanging at his home, authorities said at a Tuesday press conference. He was found by his personal assistant.

Macy's to pay nearly $1M over employee death in LA

The company pleaded no contest to corporate criminal liability in the 2009 death of an employee at an East Los Angeles distribution center.

NASA's flying saucer: New images from planetary lander's test flight

NASA has shared new details and imagery from the first flight of its saucer-shaped test vehicle, which the space agency hopes will improve upon planetary landers like the one that successfully put the Curiosity rover on Mars.

#CajonCrawl: Construction to cause I-15 delays for 5 weekends

Caltrans is warning commuters to expect significant traffic delays on the northbound 15 Freeway through the Cajon Pass starting this Friday.

SoCal storms: Flooding result of 500-year rain event, officials say

Four inches of rainfall were recorded at Mt. Baldy Fire Station between 3:45 and 4:45 pm on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.