Brian Watt Business and Economics Reporter
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Brian Watt is KPCC’s lead Business and Economics Reporter. He joined the KPCC news team in 2007. Prior to that, he worked as a producer at "Marketplace," where he filed a number of his own stories and even filled in some mornings as host.
Brian holds degrees in Theater from Yale University and the Sorbonne, and has worked as an actor in France, Italy, Brazil, Hungary and Hollywood. He appeared in a few television shows, including "The West Wing," "Judging Amy," and "The District."
Stories by Brian Watt
As the postal service moves to cut locations, jobs and hours, employees worry about their future — and the future of the service.
Tony Scott, director of "Top Gun," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge. ABC News reports that Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
The Los Angeles garment district is promoting its local brand in a "Made in LA" Pavilion at the "Sourcing at Magic" trade show in Las Vegas.
A recent syphilis outbreak has led an adult film industry group to call for a temporary shutdown of adult film production.
The Home for Good collaborative lines up $105 million to provide permanent housing for more than 1,000 homeless people in Los Angeles County.
BP continues shedding assets with sale of Carson refinery, pipeline network, and ARCO brand. Gets closer to paying for Deepwater Horizon explosion.
As temperatures across LA breeze past the 100 degree mark, everyone is left baking. But those without permanent homes are far more likely to feel the heat.
The Pomona Fairplex is hosting a job fair for L.A. County Fair jobs. The County Fair opens August 31.
Caltech professor Alexei Kitaev has won the inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize — and $3 million. Kitaev teaches theoretical physics and computer science.
The founder of UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Center says after decades of taking black-outs in stride, the latest outage in India will prompt leaders to do something.
The union and management have been negotiating for months, with little progress so far. A strike could come as early as next week.
A recent study conducted by the Urban Land Institute says that Pasadena should resist the temptation to offer an NFL team a temporary home in the Rose Bowl.
The development has inspired the usual protests over Walmart’s anti-union policy, but there’s a different kind of debate happening on the streets of Chinatown.
AMC and ArcLight are putting restrictions on what moviegoers can wear. But the Vista Theater in Hollywood is allowing masks, capes, and costumes on customers, and even on its manager.
ESPN has agreed to pay a whopping average of $80 million a year to continue televising the annual Rose Bowl college football game.