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
A bill to expand California's Film and TV tax incentive program now heads to the state Senate after easily clearing the Assembly. But how much will it cost?
Gene Seroka, Mayor Eric Garcetti's choice to head the Port of Los Angeles, will understand the port's customers — because he's worked extensively for one.
Santa Anita plans to use 'El Segundo Sand' in a major renovation of its main race track. The sand's being dug up in construction projects at LAX.
Now returning to the CHP motorcycle fleet: Harley Davidson. Will local Southern California agencies turn back to the iconic brand as well?
Sony's CEO says entertainment is just as important as electronics at the Japanese company, but cuts in the entertainment division will go deeper than planned.
News has taken SCPR reporters to Santa Barbara before, but now listeners there can find SCPR on the radio dial...at 89.9 FM
If you’ve flown out of Terminal 1 at LAX, you know it needs an upgrade. Southwest has already started working on that, but wants to do more.
AT&T and DirecTV? Magic now says he could be interested in Clippers, and so do some fans. StubHub is going to start producing its own concerts.
The Donald Sterling affair forces NAACP to confront its bind with regard to big donors. "All money is not good money," says the state NAACP president.
With as many as 20 picket lines planned at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach, the 2-day strike by some truckers could potentially disrupt business.
The Fuels America Coalition released an analysis of the growing economic footprint of the economic sector that includes biodiesel and ethanol.
A list of interesting business stories in the region: The Sriracha odor matter cools in Irwindale while Maker Studios makes another move, partnering with Jukin Media.
The Pasadena City Council approved another concert at the historic venue. Some neighbors are growing weary of the disruption caused by major events, which may include a three-day music festival.
The Western States Petroleum Association says industry pumps billions into state's economy. Environmentalist say oil addiction creates costs.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says that the same LA-based duo that produced the past two Oscars awards shows will produce next year's as well.