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.
Iran is the only country worldwide where the practice of selling one's kidney for profit is legal and regulated. It is also one of the only places that has no waiting list for organs.
It's the end of a long week for the people of Ferguson, Missouri, after a week of tear gas, rubber bullets, and protests dominated their streets. While the rest of America looks on, it's hard to ignore the fact that we've been here before.
For Crystal, Lisa and Anita—the three women featured in The Takeaway's six-month-long series "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer"—there has been no pause, and no intermission between Act I and Act II. Life with cancer continues.
In Baltimore, a new curfew law requires some teens to be off the street after 9:00 pm. City officials say the law serves to help at-risk youth by helping them stay off the streets before they fall into a life of crime. But critics of the law say it’s discriminatory and promotes racial profiling.
About 24 years ago, the research team at the Black Hills Institute of Hill City, South Dakota made one of the greatest paleontological finds in history when it discovered the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. But with many great finds among the vast acreage of the West, one man's claim is often subject to seizure.
Former Iraqi Minister of Trade, Defense, and Finance, Ali Allawi, reminds us that before Saddam Hussein, Iraq had a monarchy. He says that a monarchy may be a long-shot, but it's hardly a remote idea.
Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis remain trapped atop Mount Sinjar, and on Sunday evening, Britain's Royal Air Force was forced to abort an aid drop amid fears that the thousands below could be injured. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes to make humanitarian missions successful.
As Ferguson, Missouri remains on edge surrounding the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old killed by a police officer over the weekend, one professor provides a look at St. Louis's long dark history with race relations.
Hear powerful testimony from a Yazidi refugee in Nebraska whose relatives are among the 40,000 people who fled ISIS militants in northwestern Iraq and are now trapped atop the peaks of Mount Sinjar with little food or water. President Obama last night announced limited strikes and humanitarian air drops.
Judicial elections were once considered simply a formality, but increasingly they are playing a major role in the changing political landscape. Today Tennessee voters will decide whether to keep Chief Justice Gary Wade and Justices Connie Clark and Sharon Lee on the state supreme court. The justices have faced an expensive re-election campaign, with conservative groups spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to see them replaced.
About 40 percent of suspects in the federal government's Terrorist Screening Database have no connection with any terrorist group. The database includes 611,000 men and 39,000 women across the U.S. The U.S. no-fly list has also expanded tenfold since President Obama took office in 2009.
Writer Ishmael Beah has experienced the carnage of Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war first hand. After losing his family, Beah was recruited at the age of 13 to fight for rebel forces. He says hope for Sierra Leone's future is dependent upon investment in his country.
Abbott and Costello, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: Twosomes that make history test the myth of the lone genius and the creative power of pairs.
On Monday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire proposed by Egypt. But a lack of trust between all three parties could complicate hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict.
In June 1969 during the Vietnam War, an Australian aircraft carrier collided with an American ship in the South China Sea. There were 200 lost that day, including 74 U.S. sailors. But these 74 names have not been included on the Vietnam Memorial.
Four African leaders are missing from the White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit because of their records on human rights. One of them is Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980.
What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? We check in with the three women profiled in The Takeaway’s “Under Her Skin” series. All three reflect on how the disease has changed their body-image.
On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up two days of public hearings on its proposed climate rule that would curb carbon emissions from the nation's powers plants. And conservative faith leaders made a big showing in support of the Obama Administration's plan.