Ellen Frankman

Ellen Frankman is an Associate Producer with The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, Ellen produces and edits segments on politics, the economy, foreign policy, health and the environment. She co-produced Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer, a six-month series following three African American women with breast cancer, which won a Gracies Award for Outstanding Series. In 2014, Ellen produced an award-winning four-part series that explores standards for engineering and design in the modern world, and in 2012, she assisted with round-the-clock coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

Prior to joining The Takeaway, Ellen worked as a reporter for The Sag Harbor Express and a research associate at Fox News. She began her career in public radio at WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show.

Ellen graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and English.

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

Reconciling with a Confederate Heritage

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The renewed debate over the Confederate flag's place in modern America has made one Confederate soldier's great-grandson think hard about what he might say to his ancestors.

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Republicans Block CDC Research on Gun Violence

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the immediate aftermath of the Charleston massacre, the House quietly rejected an amendment that would've allowed the CDC to study the underlying causes of gun violence.

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Health Insurers Look to Consolidate to Shave Costs

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In the wake of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are scrambling to consolidate in order to shave costs. Are monopolies the eventual endgame here?

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Lithuania Prepares for a Russian Invasion

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Since the Russian-backed invasion of eastern Ukraine almost a year ago, Lithuania is practicing military drills in defense against any threats to their sovereignty. 

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Celebrating 100 Years of Les Paul

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

It took Les Paul almost eight years to convince Gibson to manufacture his guitar in the 1950s—an instrument that at one point accounted for half of Gibson's total sales.


Global Delegation Tackles the Rohingya Crisis

Monday, June 01, 2015

Delegates from 17 countries gathered in Bangkok on Friday to address an ongoing humanitarian emergency involving thousands of Muslim Rohingyas that are fleeing persecution in Myanmar.


Obama Pushes for Cleaner Water with Sweeping Rule Change

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Obama Administration is expected to announce a major overhaul for clean water regulations. The decision has already seen opposition from Republicans and oil and gas producers.

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Risky Stem Cell Clinics Take Root in U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patients looking for a cure for disease or a quick-fix for cosmetic issues are frequently turning to the procedures offered at stem cell clinics cropping up across the country.

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India's Water Crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Some 97 million people in India do not have access to clean water, and a majority of the sewages from cities flow into major waterways like the Ganges River.

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Lynch Hits Mega Banks With $5 Billion in Fines

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that five banking giants will pay more than $5 billion in fines and plead guilty to multiple crimes. 

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New Album Tackles Social Justice in America

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Singer-songwriter Melody Gardot discusses her new album, "Currency of Man," which tackles issues of social consciousness, justice and race.


Indiana Extends Controversial Needle Exchange Program

Monday, May 11, 2015

A clean needle exchange program has been extended in rural Indiana to stem the tide of a growing HIV epidemic driven by drug use.


Cameron Claims Victory in U.K. Elections

Friday, May 08, 2015

It was one of the tightest election campaign in decades, but Prime Minister David Cameron was able to come out on top with his Conservative Party.

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If Hitler Were a Talk Show Host

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In a new novel, Adolf Hitler wakes up in the year 2011 and becomes a talk show host. The book examines how Hitler's dark personality would fare in our internet driven world.

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No Labels, No Drama? Navigating The World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

For a new generation of young people, the realities of modern dating often mean hooking up with no labels. 

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Lethal Injection Goes Before SCOTUS

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court considers whether lethal injection drug cocktails subject death row inmates to cruel and unusual suffering in their last moments.

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John Cage: Celebrating a Great American Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New World Symphony explores the legacy of John Cage, whose avant-garde manipulation of sound was completely novel during the 40s, 50s, and 60s at the height of his work.


Migrant Crisis on the Med: At Sea With The Smugglers

Friday, April 24, 2015

VICE News shares chilling footage from the Libyan coast guard and travels to detention centers in Libya, where we hear detained migrants speak of torture and human rights violations.

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White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.


Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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