Brian Frank

Special Projects, LAist

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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

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.

Mayoral bus tour: Villaraigosa's last hurrah

As Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti prepared to take office, outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa went on a whirlwind tour of L.A. to say goodbye, and thanks.

LA sides with taxis, goes after ride-sharing apps. Do you agree? (poll)

City officials sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, promising to crack down on automobile-for-hire services that operate without a permit.