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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
Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.
Williams died from an apparent suicide by hanging at his home, authorities said at a Tuesday press conference. He was found by his personal assistant.
The company pleaded no contest to corporate criminal liability in the 2009 death of an employee at an East Los Angeles distribution center.
NASA has shared new details and imagery from the first flight of its saucer-shaped test vehicle, which the space agency hopes will improve upon planetary landers like the one that successfully put the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Caltrans is warning commuters to expect significant traffic delays on the northbound 15 Freeway through the Cajon Pass starting this Friday.
Four inches of rainfall were recorded at Mt. Baldy Fire Station between 3:45 and 4:45 pm on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak has surpassed 900 deaths across West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the U.S. remains very low. Here's what you should know about the disease.
KUSC will be broadcasting the concerts every Sunday night through mid-October, and they'll make the recordings available for online streaming for up to a week. See the full schedule.
Former Bell City Councilman Victor Bello's sentencing brings to an end a string of criminal cases in the corruption scandal that rocked the town in southeast Los Angeles County.
Pomona last year ranked 2nd among the 650 schools on the business magazine's annual ranking of U.S. colleges. This year it dropped lower but still held on to the 8th position.
Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.
Three fires were burning across California on Wednesday. In Yosemite, crews worked to protect giant sequoias, while in Madera County, the French Fire had grown to 5,600 acres.
Officials broke ground Monday on a renovation project at the John Ferraro Athletic Fields complex in Griffith Park. See what's in store, and take a virtual tour of L.A.'s municipal soccer fields.
The new restrictions mean residents could face incremental fines up to $500; businesses can be fined up to $1,000. Do they go too far, or not far enough?
Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Plan ahead with this map — or avoid the area.