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
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."
Some Southern California companies – including LA-based Paramount Farms – are betting millions of dollars on Super Bowl commercials they hope will pay off.
Warner Brothers promotes from within, picking Kevin Tsujihara to lead studio beginning March 1. Tsujihara will be first Asian American to run a major U.S. film studio.
Dodgers will sell single-game tickets for next season with a new four-tiered pricing scheme. The first off-season FanFest is Saturday at Dodgers Stadium.
Parents saw George De La Torre Elementary as a safe place for their kids before a teacher was arrested for sexual misconduct. Attorney cries foul at LA Unified.
L.A.'s cable market would have six Regional Sports Networks if reported Dodgers Time Warner Cable deal goes through
After Newtown shooting, City Council in Glendale, CA considers a ban on gun shows and gun sales on all city-owned property.
Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison says he will defend himself vigorously against a recall campaign. The campaign's leaders cite a conflict of interest.
Avon plans to close two distribution centers that have filled orders for decades. One of them employs more than 170 people in Pasadena.
FTC upholds a ruling against L.A.-based POM Wonderful for claiming its pomegranate juice prevent heart disease, prostrate cancer and other illnesses.
FAA officials ordered all U.S.-based airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners until a "fire risk linked to batteries" can be fixed.
Port of L.A. officials said the rail yard will reduce air pollution and truck traffic on freeways. The $137 million project is expected to break ground Wednesday in Wilmington.
Cold temperature cause some early risers in Santa Monica to layer up, but that causes others from much colder places to laugh.
The possibility of an NFL teaming renting the Rose Bowl for a few years sparks a recall campaign against a Pasadena City councilman.
Cue the wind machine. Ventura County farmers need it during cold nights to keep their expensive strawberry crops warm.