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
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.
The price of a gallon of gas will drop in California by 2.2 cents per gallon because of a change to the excise tax. So what is an excise tax, and why are they changing it now?
Work crews digging a relief well intercepted the leaking well on Thursday, allowing them to pump heavy fluids inside, the company said in a statement.
In 2013, eight LAPD officers mistook the pickup truck of two civilians for that of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, opening fire and wounding two women.
The case of the Grim Sleeper caused a media frenzy a few years back when police finally captured the man they believe to have murdered at least 10 people in Los Angeles. Lonnie Franklin Jr., a former mechanic for the city of Los Angeles, was arrested for the murders in 2010. This timeline looks back on the events of the case.
In a rare move to get you back, the L.A. Public Library has announced it will waive the fines on overdue books and other materials if you return them between Feb. 1 and Feb. 14.
P–46 and P–47, a female and a male, have been implanted with tracking devices like their mother, P–19.
Daniel Jocz, a social studies teacher at Downtown Magnets High School, has been selected as one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.
On Tuesday, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer's office announced it is seeking a temporary restraining order against Southern California Gas Co over the gas leak in Aliso Canyon.
The L.A. Department of Water and Power's new system led to customers being overbilled for late payment charges, calculation errors and other problems.
The video showed CHP Officer Daniel Andrew straddling 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, repeatedly punching her while she was on the ground in July 2014.
By some estimates, Southern California shoppers are expected to buy only slightly more gifts than they did last year, and they'll be making fewer purchases for themselves.