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 also assisted in round-the-clock coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and produced a four-part series that explores standards for engineering and design in the modern world.

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:

Experiencing Breast Cancer From a Distance

Friday, October 31, 2014

The friends and family members of the women of "Under Her Skin" share what it's been like to watch their loved ones battle breast cancer.

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Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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Kobani and The Campaign Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ISIS has released a video claiming that it will soon overtake the Kurdish town of Kobani, a pivotal point for the American campaign.

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Isaiah Lamb Was a High School Basketball Star, Homecoming King, and Homeless

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Over 100,000 student athletes at the youth, high school, and college levels are homeless. Sports Illustrated spent six months investigating their stories.

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Ebola: The Past, The Present & The Politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As Governor Chris Christie digs in his heels, some experts are arguing that we should look at past pandemics for lessons on ending the Ebola outbreak.

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Under Pressure: States Back Off Strict New Ebola Quarantine Rules

Monday, October 27, 2014

While the headlines buzz with news of Ebola on domestic soil, the ravages of the disease remain far greater in West Africa.

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Lost Chapter of Black History Resurrected

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art recently discovered and restored the earliest surviving feature-length film with a black cast, from 1913. It premieres this week.

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Attack in Ottawa Leaves Canada Reeling

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A gunman killed a soldier at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa and opened fire in Parliament before he was shot and killed.

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Following The Money in The War Against Ebola

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The United Nations says nearly $1 billion would be needed to tackle Ebola in West Africa, but only $400 million has been received so far. Where is the money going? 

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Campaign Ads Sway Judicial Decisions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new study has found that Citizens United has had an impact not only on elections, but on judicial decisions in the courtroom.

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Dr. Katz Will See You Now: The Return of a 90s Icon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" ran on Comedy Central in the mid-90s, and creator Jonathan Katz is reviving the character as the TV show celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Under Her Skin: Stories of Living With Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Takeaway is delivering you a special edition of our weekend podcast.

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FBI Director Worries New Smartphones Too Smart

Friday, October 17, 2014

FBI Director James Comey fears that technology will soon become so sophisticated that authorities will not be able to gain access.

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Oil Drops Help the Pump, But May Hurt Long Term

Friday, October 17, 2014

When you fill up your car this weekend, you'll notice that gas is cheaper, down 20 cents a gallon in the last month.That's because of a drop in the price of oil, now below $85 a barrel.

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Disgraced: A Play About Faith, Family, and the Politics of Both

Friday, October 17, 2014

Opening next week is "Disgraced," a new Broadway play that centers on two couples grappling over issues of faith, family and the politics of both.

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Billions of Lost Funds Haunt Iraq

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stuart Bowen, who was tapped by President Bush to be special inspector general for Iraq's reconstruction, has discovered that over a billion dollars has been stolen from Iraq.

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Who Has The Power To Stop Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A senior health director for the International Rescue Committee says there needs to be more international coordination, but West African communities also have the power to end Ebola.

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Ebola Spreads in U.S.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A second healthcare worker in Texas has been diagnosed with the disease, and the World Health Organization predicts that there will be 10,000 new Ebola patients per week by December. 

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The Relentless Grip of the Foreclosure Crisis

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Years after foreclosing on a property, former homeowners can't escape the relentless knock of debt collectors.

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Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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