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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

Metro Board allocates $3.7 million for more CicLAvias

CicLAvia receives funding to expand bike and walking routes to East LA, Pasadena, Southeast Cities, Culver City and the San Fernando Valley

Long Beach taps Former FedEx Canada president to run port

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday to name Jon W. Slangerup as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive.

Metro Board approves new stop tying transit system with LAX

Transportation officials have voted to move forward with plans for a light rail station near LAX that would link to airport terminals with a people mover.

Film and TV tax credit expansion bill moves a step forward

There's still no dollar figure attached to it, but a bill that would expand California's film and television tax credit program has passed a Senate committee.

LA loses ground in TV pilot production; New York gains

New York is now the most attractive place to shoot a pilot for an hour-long TV drama, while L.A. continued to lose its share of pilot productions.

California's jobless rate falls to 7.6 percent

California added nearly 40,000 jobs in May, putting the state just 1,800 jobs short of its employment peak seven years ago — before the Great Recession.

Fairplex's horse racing meet will move to Los Alamitos

In another sign of consolidation in the horse racing industry, a meet that has been a feature of the LA County fair at Fairplex will move to Los Alamitos

Potential labor strife nudges up cargo traffic at ports

Ports of LA and Long Beach see rises in cargo volumes, as retailers rush to move goods ahead of a potential labor dispute.

LA Kings celebrate title with downtown parade

The victory parade began at noon at 5th and Figueroa streets and headed a mile south through downtown to Chick Hearn Court at Staples Center.

Coming soon: Price tag for Calif.'s film and TV tax credit

A bill to expand California's Film And Television tax credit program has support in Sacramento. Now legislators must decide how much money to add to the pot.

Port of Long Beach offers incentives to shippers

Port of Long Beach hopes new incentives will encourage shippers to dock and load more cargo while reducing air pollution.

UCLA Anderson Forecast: Housing market helps Calif. economy

A 'normalizing' housing market is helping to make California a bright spot in the U.S. economy's slow recovery, says the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

Stanley Cup Championship: AEG v. MSG business battle on ice

Corporations don't usually own pro sports teams, but the LA Kings and NY Rangers are owned by two corporations that compete.

Landlord Donald Sterling: Has he improved in 4 years since bias claims?

Years ago, Sterling paid out millions in settlements and legal fees after tenants sued, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. What's his record been since then?

E3 in Los Angeles: Will some attendees be looking for a job?

As E3 rolls around, Video game industry continues to see sales growth, but the project-driven cycle of work makes layoffs routine.