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
Avocado growers in Mexico have figured out that now is the time to make sure Americans have enough fruit to make plenty of Super Bowl guacamole.
A day after a US Senator called for federal investigations of Herbalife, activist groups ask the same of California Attorney General's office.
The job gains aren't as big as the month before, but the California and Los Angeles County unemployment rates fell in December.
Albertsons is closing 11 Southern California stores as part of the supermarket chain's on-going evaluation of performance. Stores will close by February 20.
A filmmaker and marketing strategist isn't surprised at the surge SeaWorld's stock price when the documentary "Blackfish" misses an Oscar nomination.
President Obama nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned bank in Los Angeles, to be head of the Small Business Administration.
The Forum reopens in Inglewood with six Eagles concerts, fueling competition between its owner MSG and AEG, which owns Staples Center.
Foreign films get Oscar momentum and a shot at second lives in English at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 3-13.
Voting for Oscar nominations opened on Friday, giving members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 289 films to consider for Best Picture.
The day after Christmas is opening day at Santa Anita Park. The Arcadia horse racing track began its 77th winter/spring meeting Thursday in front of a huge crowd.
Its name might sound latino, but 'El Rey' is targeting a larger audience. Robert Rodriguez' new cable channel is set to launch in January
After 38 years on the books in California, the standard for inflammability in home furniture is changing in 2014. But it doesn't ban flame retardant chemicals.
California employers continue to add jobs in November. Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 percent, with gains in construction, manufacturing, and trade.
Talent representatives join forces. William Morris Endeavor and private equity firm Silverlake Partners have reached a deal to acquire IMG Worldwide.
California's teacher retirement system is one investor eager to see gunmaker Freedom Group sold off. But a year after the shootings in Newtown, it remains frustrated.