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
Residents of an apartment complex in L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood are worried they'll be priced out when a developer replaces it with a new building.
Two agricultural buildings that burned Thursday afternoon have caused concerns that pesticides and other harmful substances could make their way into the air.
LA County Supervisors lower fees for filming in downtown's Grand Park, but the head of the group that coordinates location shoots thinks they're still too high.
The SEC charges city of Victorvile, its airport authority, and bonds underwriting firm with inflating property values to finance airplane hangars.
New York-based Brookfield Office Properties moving on up with $430 million deal make to own four of the tallest downtown L.A. office buildings in proposed acquisition of MPG.
When the Rose Bowl game becomes a College Football Playoff semifinal, new fans could show up in Southern California ready to spend money.
Sylmar-based Quallion opens a new materials plant in Santa Clarita expected to create up to 50 new jobs.
KCETLink said Friday it is laying off 22 people and not filling five vacant positions in a major reorganization. KCETLink was formed when KCET-TV and Link Media merged.
Boeing's satellite manufacturing business needs fewer workers in a more streamlined operation. It's asked for volunteers as it plans about 250 layoffs.
The MPAA launches campaign to encourage parents to 'check the box' below a movie's rating for more prominent descriptions of its content.
A major motion picture and major league celebration of Jackie Robinson's legacy means fans buy more tickets and merchandise.
An Antelope Valley business is forced to reduce hours for some workers to survive the uncertainty of sequestration.
Small boat owners could qualify for a grant to replace the old motors with more environment-friendly new ones.
"Old school" hip-hopper KDAY 93.5 FM could be facing a format change to a Chinese-language programming.
Visual effects firm Rhythm & Hues is bought by 34X118. A key component of the deal is keeping core business and employees in Hollywood.