Brian Watt Business and Economics Reporter
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Brian Watt is KPCC’s lead Business and Economics Reporter. 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
Sequestration is starting to take effect at airports. Cuts in overtime are reducing staffing at Customs booths, though airlines say operations aren't delayed so far.
Work was reportedly proceeding ahead of schedule, meaning that delays on the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda Pass could be over by Sunday morning.
Attorneys for L.A. have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court to try overturning an injunction that prevents the seizure and destruction of homeless people's possessions.
Visual effects companies struggle even as their work wins Oscars. One award-winning artist says the solution may be a new business model.
The visual effects work that Rhythm and Hues Studios did on "Life of Pi" was worth an Oscar. But it couldn't keep the firm from bankruptcy.
The TSA and FAA could face furloughs if sequester cuts happen. That could delay flights and stretch airport security lines even longer.
Four generations of the Westmore family have done hair and make-up on film and TV in Hollywood. They created beauty and beasts.
On the court of business, Lakers owner Jerry Buss leaves a legacy taking risks, winning big and transforming the sports culture of Los Angeles.
Rolling out the red carpet and building press risers and fan bleachers for the Oscars requires closing street and sidewalks in Hollywood.
The Port of L.A. saw a drop in cargo volumes in January, while the Port of Long Beach saw a surge. Meanwhile, clerical workers have rejected a negotiated contract.
Some parishioners hadn't heard about the Pope's plans to retire before 6:30 a.m. mass, but Father Willy Raymond told them in remarks before communion.
Two women shot while delivering newspapers by LAPD officers in Torrance will survive. Their attorney says the shooting was mishandled by the cops.
Beverly Hills opens a new CNG (compressed natural gas) fueling station that city officials say will save fuel costs and improve air quality.
Building green and saving green, FutureBuild Summit focuses on environment-friendly building technologies and sustainable development.
Relatives describe a desperate quest to find information about loved ones. The NTSB is sending a team to investigate and the L.A. Times reports the bus company has a "troubled safety record."