Brian Watt Business and Economics Reporter
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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
If fees aren't settled, six CBS TV stations could go dark for around 3 million Time Warner Cable customers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
In a deal valued at $8.2 billion, the Santa Monica-based maker of "World of Warcraft" and "Call of Duty" will split off from its parent company.
The companies extended their game of chicken on subscriber fees until Monday. Meanwhile, Time Warner announced its CEO will step down at the end of the year.
CBS and Time Warner Cable continue to work to resolve a dispute over the fees the cable provider must pay to carry the broadcaster's local stations.
FCC rules push deadline back in a dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable over fees. If they can't reach an agreement by Thursday, KCBS and KCAL could be off the cable system.
The parent company of the upscale grocer explores possible 'strategic alternatives.' Gelson's can be found in upscale neighborhoods.
With the dispute over 'The Butler playing out just a month before its scheduled release, naming movie is more complex and legally tricky.
The Port of Long Beach has kicked off a bridge replacement project that is part of a $4.5 billion plan to allow larger cargo ships into the port.
The 60-year-old company that owns the Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts is looking for potential buyers. But it won't sell to just anyone.
Ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar and the traditional taxicab services they're disrupting could learn more on their future from the PUC.
Despite an overall increase in film and television shoots in Los Angeles, FilmLA says production in the city is still nowhere near what it used to be.
Because it's the first heat wave of the summer, the agency that operates California's power grid, CAL-ISO said there is ample supply to meet power needs.
The Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday introduced Doc Rivers as the team's new head coach and Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations.
Taxi! There were plenty at L.A. City Hall Tuesday as taxicab companies rally at city hall to protest ride-sharing services Sidecar, Lyft and Uber.
The Labor Department reports that California's unemployment rate dropped in May to its lowest level in nearly five years — 8.6 percent. Read the full report here.