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
Visual effects firm Rhythm & Hues is bought by 34X118. A key component of the deal is keeping core business and employees in Hollywood.
The FAA's delay of closures of air traffic control towers due to sequestration gives Fullerton and other small airports more time to prepare.
A forecast says The Ports of LA and Long Beach will see more containers in 2013 as the housing market recovers and the US economy grows.
During the off-season, Dodger Stadium has undergone a major renovation that features new scoreboards, new restrooms and more concession areas.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday which smaller air traffic control towers it’s closing due to sequestration. FAA towers in Fullerton, Riverside, Lancaster and Oxnard are among the 11 that will close in California.
As the FAA considers closing towers due to sequestration budget cuts, officials at smaller airports worry about impact on safety and the economy.
With AEG no longer for sale, and CEO Leiweke out of the game, what's the NFL's future in L.A.? There are plans, but no shovels breaking ground, and no team.
Billionaire Philip Anschutz has pulled AEG off the market, but he says building a downtown football stadium next to L.A. Live remains a priority.
Parolee Richard Bradford eluded California corrections officials for 32 years, but they finally caught him in Monrovia over the weekend.
The UCLA Anderson Forecast said growth is slow this year, but the U.S. economy is "ramping up" for faster growth next year, and in 2015. California is expected to outpace the U.S.
Telecommunications giant needs 500 techs to expand its digital network to handle more cell phones, tablets and TVs.
The winter storm has moved to the east coast. If you're planning to travel there, keep close tabs on the status of your flight.
A polling place at an elementary school in South LA becomes scene of a shooting. The victim, a poll worker, did not sustain life threatening injuries.
Sequestration is starting to take effect at airports. Cuts in overtime are reducing staffing at Customs booths, though airlines say operations aren't delayed so far.
Work was reportedly proceeding ahead of schedule, meaning that delays on the 405 Freeway near the Sepulveda Pass could be over by Sunday morning.