Brian Watt Business Reporter
Brian Watt covers working and entrepreneurship 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's work for KPCC has won numerous awards. In 2008, Brian won “First Place for Business and Financial Coverage – Broadcast” from the Los Angeles Press Club. He’s won two Golden Mike awards from the Radio and TV News Association of Southern California, including Best Consumer/Financial Reporting in 2010. In 2011, the KPCC “Grocery Series” he contributed to won first Place from Public Radio news Directors Incorporated (PRNDI).
Brian’s KPCC career began with a year-long fellowship courtesy of the Annenberg Foundation. In 2014, Brian was one of 30 fellows selected nationally for an intensive seminar at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism.
Stories by Brian Watt
The utility with 14,000 employees doesn't give specific numbers, but says it wants to operate more cost-effectively for its customers.
Relativity Media fails in a last-minute $1.1 billion offer for Maker Studios
West Hollywood rethinks the aesthetics and economics of billboards on the Sunset Strip. City officials will unveil a new pole that looks like modern sculpture.
Maker Studios ex-CEO and other executives are suing to block a shareholder vote on Disney's plan to acquire the Culver City-based digital video company.
In Volaris, Ontario Airport gets its first new airline since 2007. But it also adds a competitor in flights to Guadalajara.
The 2020 Commission boldly recommends combining the Ports of LA and Long Beach. A debate over whether competition between the two is good or bad.
Anyone can walk up to the front desk of the Wilshire Station, the site of Monday's shooting. But the station's commander said the LAPD doesn't want it to be "a fortress."
Builders of Boeing's C-17 cargo jet knew the end of production was coming. Now, Boeing says it's likely coming three months sooner.
After a survey says most fast food workers believe they've had wages stolen, Los Angeles-area workers act it out in front of a McDonalds.
Truck drivers in the ports of LA and Long Beach who want to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors get another ruling in their favor.
SAG-AFTRA and advertising industry require use of Ad-ID, a Web-based digital coding system, to track all commercials on air and on line.
As General Motors CEO Barra goes before congressional committee, lawsuits involving California plaintiffs continue to develop against the automaker.
This week's arrest and detention of 20 people was the largest passenger luggage theft case in the LAX for decades. Is it a sign of weak security?
Santa Monica makes its latest move in fight against the FAA. City Council votes on plan to keep pursuing control over SMO airport land.
(Air)Field of Dreams: San Bernardino has built an international airport, but will commercial airlines come?