Brian Frank

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Brian Frank is a Digital News Producer for LAist/KPCC and leads special projects for the station. Before joining Southern California Public Radio in 2013, he was web editor for SoCal Connected, the award-winning TV newsmagazine at KCET in Los Angeles.

Brian also served as editor of USC's Online Journalism Review and worked as a consultant to graduate fellows of the school's News21 program, part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. He obtained his master's degree from USC's Annenberg School.

He has written for print, radio, television and web, and he dabbles in code. But before all that, he was teaching English in a tiny seaside town in Japan and overseeing a program for at-risk youth on the edge of the Alaskan bush.

Stories by Brian Frank

LA rain: Mandatory Camarillo Springs evacuations lifted

A late autumn rain storm has blanketed Southern California. Evacuations in Camarillo Springs have been lifted, with homes in the area spared from damage.

SoCal storms: 5 things you need to know to deal with floods, mudslides

Forecasters say the storm coming Tuesday will be more widespread and bring even more rain than the one that caused a flow of mud and rocks to cover a portion of PCH Sunday.

Police begin making arrests as Ferguson protests continue in LA

Police began detaining protesters Friday in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on the fifth night of protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

Bob Baker, legendary puppeteer, dead at 90

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, which Baker founded in 1963 with his partner Alton Wood, entertained generations of children and adults with its wooden puppets.

Obama plans to announce immigration steps

The president called the immigration system "broken" and pledged to work with Congress on comprehensive reform but hinted that he would sidestep legislators.

LAUSD removes attorney who argued middle schooler can consent to sex with teacher [updated]

L.A. Unified said its decision was the result of comments attorney W. Keith Wyatt made to KPCC on Thursday.

Church group hikers missing in Eaton Canyon reunited with family

Rescued young people say they relied on body heat and lit a fire to keep warm through the night.

Pomona SWAT officer honored in memorial service

Officer Shaun Diamond was shot during a search at a suspected motorcycle gang member's home in late October. A law enforcement procession was planned through downtown Pomona Thursday.

Suspect arrested in Griffith Park attack

Tyrone C. Isumu, 54, was arrested at about 7:30 p.m. and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said Tuesday.

Pomona SWAT shooting: Suspect charged with capital murder

David Martinez, 36, a suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the death of Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond.

Apple Pay competitor CurrentC reports data breach

Merchant Customer Exchange, which is pushing a new mobile app called CurrentC as an alternative to the Apple-based payment system, said Tuesday it had been hacked.

USFS releases detailed map of San Gabriel National Monument

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation setting aside 346,177 acres of Angeles National Forest for permanent protection. A detailed map of the area is now available.

MOCA board adds 4 trustees, including LA artist Mark Bradford

Bradford is a graduate of the California Institute for the Arts, who received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" in 2009.

Election 2014 FAQ: Prop 48 — Indian gaming compacts

Proposition 48 is a voter-initiated referendum challenging gaming compacts between the state, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe.

Deputy LA city attorney pleads no contest to child porn charge

Christopher Garcia, 57, received five years probation, must register as a sex offender for life and will lose his license to practice law, according to the district attorney's office.