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
With the governor declaring a state of emergency on the County of Santa Barbara, Alex Cohen talks to KPCC reporter Brian Watt as he joins us from the Command Post at the Earl Warren Show Grounds in Santa Barbara and brings news that winds are calming down.
Alex Cohen talks to KPCC reporter, Brian Watt, as he joins us from the Command Post at the Earl Warren Show Grounds in Santa Barbara and mandatory evacuations double.
Thursday was a big day for Chrysler. President Obama told us the automaker was headed into bankruptcy and into a merger with Italian automaker Fiat. KPCC's Brian Watt went to the Irwindale Speedway to get reaction to the news from people lined up to take part in Thursday night drag racing.
Alex Cohen talks to KPCC reporter Brian Watt live from the Irwindale Speedway and gets reaction from local racers on the recent news of Chrysler's filing for bankruptcy.
The future's uncertain right now for the people who make cars, but it looks pretty good for people who fix them. That's what KPCC's Brian Watt learned in Pomona at a recent statewide auto repair skills competition for high school students.
Forty-five daily flights to and from Mexico operate from Los Angeles International Airport. To guard against swine flu, it’s cleaning the restrooms in the international terminals twice an hour. KPCC’s Brian Watt spoke with a family just off a plane from Guadalajara, Mexico.
A funeral service took place today for Dr. Hassan Hathout, a prominent Muslim leader in the Southland. KPCC’s Brian Watt reports.
The Federal Aviation Administration has published the number of reported bird strikes at U.S. airports for the past 19 years. Since then, Los Angeles International Airport has reported 940.
Supporters of Proposition 1A launched a statewide television ad campaign today. KPCC’s Brian Watt says a new group also fired up its campaign against the ballot measure.
The Screen Actors Guild’s National Board approved a tentative contract agreement yesterday with film and TV producers. But KPCC’s Brian Watt says the drama will continue until SAG’s rank and file members vote.
The Screen Actors Guild's National Board approved a tentative contract agreement yesterday with film and TV producers. Now it's up to the Guild's rank and file to ratify or reject it. KPCC's Brian Watt says that vote could be the last scene in a long drama - or just another plot twist.
Yesterday’s tax filing deadline compelled people across the country to protest the taxes they’re paying. KPCC’s Brian Watt reports on a rally at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey.
A job fair focused on veterans today is attracting former active duty military of all ages and backgrounds. KPCC’s Brian Watt reports from Long Beach.
Shirley Jahad talks to KPCC reporter Brian Watt as details emerge from the shooting at the Long Beach Memorial Hospital.
"The Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya retired from professional boxing on Tuesday. KPCC's Brian Watt went to the announcement by L.A.'s greatest boxer .