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
Dole Foods is going private after accepting an offer from CEO David Murdock. The offer has sweetened since June, when Murdock and family made their first bid.
Norman Marden's '58 Chevy Impala was stolen seven years ago. He has it back, but he's not happy about it.
CBS and Time Warner Cable dispute draws government attention, while TWC subscribers look for alternatives during the blackout.
CBS and Time Warner Cable failed to reach a deal by 2 p.m. today over carriage fees. Stations are going dark in Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas.
Time Warner Cable and CBS Corporation report earnings growth in second quarter. Both companies continue negotiations over carriage fees as they face a Friday deadline.
The CPUC declared Tuesday that it should have jurisdiction over and regulate companies that use mobile apps to help people find a ride.
The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS took an odd turn when the cable giant said it was dropping CBS in L.A. and two other cities, then reversed the decision.
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.