Brian Frank

Digital News Producer

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Brian Frank is a Digital News Producer for KPCC. 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

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.

Congressional district offices: Who is open for business?

The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress?

Santa Monica crash: Airport reopens but investigation stalled (updated)

Four bodies have been found inside the wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar while landing at Santa Monica Airport. The airport reopened Tuesday afternoon.

Riverside County pit bull breeding ordinance advances (Poll)

Riverside County moved one step closer to requiring pit bull owners to spay or neuter their pets in an effort to reduce the frequency of dog attacks.

Deep Impact comet mission comes to an end (Photos, Video)

The Deep Impact spacecraft smashed a comet with a projectile in 2005 to give scientists a peek of the interior.

Clover Fire: Wildfire near Sacramento destroys 196 buildings (Map, Photos)

Crews assessing the damage from a wildfire near Redding have determined that 68 homes were destroyed, up from the earlier tally of 37, a fire official said on Thursday.

Rim Fire: Calif. wildfire now 3rd largest in state, largest in Yosemite (Map, Fire Tracker)

The fire's perimeter has grown to at least 246,350 acres, according to an update Friday morning from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Malibu 8-year-old's video calls out Caltrans for PCH hazard

An 8-year-old news neophyte produced a video showing Caltrans construction on PCH that she feels is dangerous for bicycles.