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
Twenty-First Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world's biggest media companies.
The newly spun-off newspaper company opened trading for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange. It also announces a deal with the owner of Cars.com
P.F. Chang's CEO Rick Federico said the company learned of a possible security breach from the U.S. Secret Service in June.
Passenger traffic at Los Angeles International Airport is on pace to break an annual record this year, but not everybody wants more passengers at LAX.
A study conducted in 2009 when drought conditions limited watering lawns to two days a week found water pressure would build and cause jolts to the system.
Ontario Airport has seen a slight rise in passenger traffic in 2014. Airport officials would like to see the number of flights rise, too.
As 29 members of California's Congressional delegation urge the enhancement of film tax incentives, others question whether they are a good idea.
The industry of GIS — geographical information systems — is on everybody's radar at Esri's User Conference in San Diego. As 'big data' gets bigger, so does GIS.
Two competing ballot measures will give Santa Monica voters a chance to weigh in on the future of the Santa Monica Airport.
Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Plan ahead with this map — or avoid the area.
In its annual progress report on the state's film and TV tax incentive program, the California Film Commission looks closely at productions that missed out.
TV cameras rolled on location in the L.A. area more this spring than last spring. FilmLA believes television production schedules are shifting.
Technology and off-shoring have driven a lot of manufacturing jobs out of California, but they've also driven up productivity. The state remains a top producer.
With labor uncertainty at the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and up and down the West Coast, should consumers be worried about shortages and price hikes?
In a dramatic action, drivers for three trucking companies at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach walked off the job early Monday morning, with no plans to return.