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

Bell scandal: Last of 7 officials to be sentenced gets 1 year in jail

Former Bell City Councilman Victor Bello's sentencing brings to an end a string of criminal cases in the corruption scandal that rocked the town in southeast Los Angeles County.

Pomona makes Forbes' top 10 colleges list again

Pomona last year ranked 2nd among the 650 schools on the business magazine's annual ranking of U.S. colleges. This year it dropped lower but still held on to the 8th position.

UCLA flood: DWP now says 20M gallons of water lost (updated)

Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.

California wildfires: French Fire at 5,600 acres, 0 containment (updated)

Three fires were burning across California on Wednesday. In Yosemite, crews worked to protect giant sequoias, while in Madera County, the French Fire had grown to 5,600 acres.

Griffith Park soccer gets $10.5M makeover (and other green fields in LA)

Officials broke ground Monday on a renovation project at the John Ferraro Athletic Fields complex in Griffith Park. See what's in store, and take a virtual tour of L.A.'s municipal soccer fields.

Pasadena declares water shortage: What's restricted now?

The new restrictions mean residents could face incremental fines up to $500; businesses can be fined up to $1,000. Do they go too far, or not far enough?

Century Crunch: LAX-bound drivers brace for weekend road closure

Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Plan ahead with this map — or avoid the area.

Obama criticizes US companies for lack of 'economic patriotism'

Hundreds of people lined up for blocks in the blazing heat for an opportunity to hear the president speak on Thursday at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

Bell to shelter undocumented children; other cities say 'No'

The city of Bell on Wednesday approved a plan to temporarily house 150 immigrant children amid a recent influx of people from Central America. KPCC takes a look at how similar plans are faring elsewhere.

3 dead in Pasadena shooting; suspect in custody

Three people were killed when a man with a rifle began shooting at passersby in the 1700 block of Summit Avenue on Saturday, police said.

FTC vs. Amazon: Are your kids incurring charges for unauthorized purchases?

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Amazon for billing its users for unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. Are you seeing similar charges?

America's snobby cities: Pasadena tops the list. But you disagree!

Tthe cities that made real estate blog Movot's snobbiest cities list and how it was determined left some KPCC readers perturbed. Here's what you had to say about it.

DMV bringing back California's black and yellow license plates

A black license plate with yellow lettering — used in the 1960s — was the first to meet a minimum number of preorders, clearing the way for manufacturing to begin.

1 dead after shooting near Silver Lake fast food restaurant

A 20-year-old man was shot and later died of his wounds after a verbal dispute with a suspect in his late teens outside a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard.

Election 2014: Despite tough fights, primary drawing few voters

Voter turnout has been trending downward in California primaries for 20 years. By midday, that trend didn't appear to be changing, despite the state's new top-two system.