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
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?
Lawsuit contends that Time Warner has made billions of dollars while refusing to pay the city what it owes in fees.
In Friday's SoCal business news roundup, a power grab by Energy companies, a Showtime pilot aiming to make finance sexy, and Disney's 'Frozen' is still hot.
Construction of the Expo Line Phase two and Gold Line Foothill Extension is on schedule. But will there be enough trains to open them?
Disney TV executive Anne Sweeney's decision to step off the career path came as a shock to some, but others understand her need to get closer to the creative process.
At a time when the way people view "television" is constantly changing, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is changing its name and image.
Their unemployment rates continued to fall, but California and LA County lost jobs from December to January, mainly due to seasonal factors.
When a company like Staples says it's closing stores to save 500 million dollars, we ask: could it sell the naming rights to Staples Center?