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
The all-stock deal was approved by the boards of both companies. It is expected to close by the end of the year, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.
Disney's ready to give ten start-ups money, working space, mentorship and access to its stories and characters. The goal: a transformative idea.
On Wednesday, US Airways will begin operating out of Terminal 3 at LAX, moving it a little closer to its merger partner, American Airlines at Terminal 4.
Comedy Central show "Nathan for You" revealed itself to be behind the mysterious "Dumb Starbucks" storefront that appeared over the weekend.
Adult Fans of Lego are part of a built-in fan base that is sure to drive ticket sales for "The Lego Movie," which opens Friday.
Take-out, dry cleaning and on-set coffee: In leaving Burbank, "The Tonight Show" leaves behind small businesses that were happy to help.
Tom Sherak brought heft and enthusiasm to LA's fight to keep film production in Hollywood. A look at where the fight turns now without him.
California labor officials have dropped citations against Electric vehicle maker BYD for paying workers below the state's minimum wage.
Avocado growers in Mexico have figured out that now is the time to make sure Americans have enough fruit to make plenty of Super Bowl guacamole.
A day after a US Senator called for federal investigations of Herbalife, activist groups ask the same of California Attorney General's office.
The job gains aren't as big as the month before, but the California and Los Angeles County unemployment rates fell in December.
Albertsons is closing 11 Southern California stores as part of the supermarket chain's on-going evaluation of performance. Stores will close by February 20.
A filmmaker and marketing strategist isn't surprised at the surge SeaWorld's stock price when the documentary "Blackfish" misses an Oscar nomination.
President Obama nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned bank in Los Angeles, to be head of the Small Business Administration.
The Forum reopens in Inglewood with six Eagles concerts, fueling competition between its owner MSG and AEG, which owns Staples Center.