Brian Watt Business Reporter
Brian Watt covers working and entrepreneurship 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's work for KPCC has won numerous awards. In 2008, Brian won “First Place for Business and Financial Coverage – Broadcast” from the Los Angeles Press Club. He’s won two Golden Mike awards from the Radio and TV News Association of Southern California, including Best Consumer/Financial Reporting in 2010. In 2011, the KPCC “Grocery Series” he contributed to won first Place from Public Radio news Directors Incorporated (PRNDI).
Brian’s KPCC career began with a year-long fellowship courtesy of the Annenberg Foundation. In 2014, Brian was one of 30 fellows selected nationally for an intensive seminar at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism.
Stories by Brian Watt
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.
The indictment of the filmmakers of "Midnight Rider" in connection with the death of Sarah Jones highlights the challenges of preparing for safe on-location filming.
That's 11 feature films, 13 TV series and two made-for-TV movies winning a share of California's $100 million production tax credit. What does the state get in return?