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

Dodger Stadium to increase parking prices

Parking passes will go back up to $15 from $10 for fans who pay at the gate — the same price they paid during the McCourt era.

Lego movie's key audience may be AFOLs: Adult Fans of Lego

Adult Fans of Lego are part of a built-in fan base that is sure to drive ticket sales for "The Lego Movie," which opens Friday.

Metro moves forward on options to connect LAX to rail

Metro board members agreed Thursday to launch draft environmental impact studies on four different options to connect light rail to Los Angeles International Airport.

Update: Justin Bieber leaves jail

Pop star Justin Bieber was booked into a South Florida jail after being arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday.

East Coast storms prompt flight cancellations at LAX

Dozens of flights into and out of LAX have been cancelled due to winter weather on the East Coast and travelers were warned to expect even more delays as the storm progresses.

Update: Assemblyman's father killed in Silver Lake

The 78-year-old father of state Rep. Gatto was found dead from a gunshot in his home Wednesday night. Residents of the well-groomed community don’t see much violent crime.

BlizzCon: Gamers cheer 'World of Warcraft' expansion, film (video)

Over the last year, subscriptions for "World of Warcraft" have dropped 20 percent, but thousands turned out this weekend for news about expansions and even a new film.

Abortion opponents get OK to gather signatures for 2 state ballot measures

Abortion opponents want to overturn two recent California laws that loosen regulations against clinics that perform abortions and allow some non-physicians to perform the procedures.

Los Angeles moves ahead with free citywide Wi-Fi plan

The city will put out a request for proposals from vendors, who would be expected to shoulder the cost of developing the citywide network.

LAX shooting: FBI searches home; wounded TSA agent speaks

Victims of Friday's shooting and the suspected shooter's family gave prepared statements on Monday, expressing their condolences and relating their experiences of the attack.

Thousands flock to LA Sports Arena for free medical clinic

People began lining up early Thursday for free medical, dental and vision care as part of an annual event that will last through the weekend.

Declining gas prices pump up a shaky economy (Map)

Gasoline prices are the lowest in three years — under $3 a gallon in some places. Here are some reasons why, plus a map to help you find the right price.

10 fun facts about California's Nobel Prize winners

This week, USC professor Arieh Warshel was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Here are 10 facts you probably don't know about California's laureates.

LA fire chief Brian Cummings to resign, mayor's office says (updated)

Cummings will officially retire in February, and former LAFD captain James Featherstone will serve as acting chief effective Nov. 1, the mayor's office said.

Hundreds rally for immigration reform on National Mall

Several hundred people rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a bid to pressure lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform.