Brian Watt Business and Economics Reporter
Brian Watt is a Business and Economics Reporter for KPCC. 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
Taxi! There were plenty at L.A. City Hall Tuesday as taxicab companies rally at city hall to protest ride-sharing services Sidecar, Lyft and Uber.
The Labor Department reports that California's unemployment rate dropped in May to its lowest level in nearly five years — 8.6 percent. Read the full report here.
Lawsuit accuses Time Warner Cable of forcing subscribers to pay for Dodgers and Lakers broadcasts, even though many say they don't watch the games.
The announcement underscores the production company's aggressive move into television, said Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Court records show the mother of John Zawahri, who fatally shot five people last week, once sought a restraining order against her husband.
Debra Fine tried to stop John Zawahri from pointing his gun at a woman in another car. He gave her a "very cold" stare and then shot her four times.
Police said Friday night four people died in a shooting rampage that started at a small home in Santa Monica and spilled onto the campus of Santa Monica College, where police exchanged gunfire with the suspected gunman, who died in the library. Earlier they said six were dead.
Officials have revised upward their estimate of the destruction caused by the wildfire that burned 30,274 acres northwest of Green Valley near Palmdale.
UCLA Anderson Forecast says U.S. economic growth is too slow to be a real recovery, but California's performance is 'a bright spot.'
New home construction and road and infrastructure projects added 9,400 construction jobs in L.A., the third highest jump in the U.S.
As it modernizes for the future, The Port of Los Angeles also looks to preserve its past with a new policy designed to preserve historical sites.
Work underway on construction of a new, wider, and taller Gerald Desmond Bridge at the Port of Long Beach. The replacement will allow largest cargo ships to access the port.
Baseball Hall of Fame. Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame...and Saturday, his very own bobblehead. The Dodgers honor Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrin.
Congress considers legislation allowing states to require online retailers to collect sales tax. California implemented a similar law in September 2012.
As it continues a restructuring plan, Mattel moves some Fisher-Price jobs and eliminates others over the next several months.