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:

Alaska Cleans Up Waste From 2011 Tsunami

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A massive cleanup effort is underway in Alaska, with tons of debris being airlifted from the shores and beaches and transported to a barge for disposal.

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Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers on His Latest Solo Album

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Grammy award-winning guitar player and singer discusses his new solo album and the search for the American sound.

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Living with Alzheimer's, As a Patient and a Caregiver

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's; 15.5 million serve as their caregivers. A new drug offers a glimmer of hope. How should caregivers care for themselves in the meantime?

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Trainwreck," and "Antman."

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Thanks, Internet: The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mario sinks the Confederate flag, Teen Spirit smashes a shovel, Rihanna meets KoRn, man in giraffe mask lip syncs Marvin Gaye, and girl Ghostbusters arrive. 

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How El Chapo Escaped From Prison And What Happens Now

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Joaquin Guzman Loera, or "El Chapo," an infamous drug-lord, has escaped from a Mexican maximum security prison, and he didn't do it alone. 

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DOJ Investigates as Airline Choices Decrease and Prices Rise

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

At the end of last month, the Department of Justice announced that it would be investigated America's four major carriers for colluding to limit seats and keep fares high.

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Iranian-Americans Celebrate a Path to Normalcy

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Iranians from around the world have yearned for a nuclear deal for decades. 

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Meet the Military's First Openly Transgender Infantry Member

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In June, Staff Sergeant Patricia King became the first infantryman to reveal openly that she is transgender. Now the Pentagon may reverse its ban on transgender service members.

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For Many Inmates, Parole is a Game of Chance

Monday, July 13, 2015

Every day, 50 parole boards across the country, often made up of fewer than ten people, determine the fate of the tens of thousands of prison inmates eligible to be released on parole.

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The Cyber Weaknesses Of The U.S. Government

Friday, July 10, 2015

A recent hack into the Federal Office of Personnel Management, compromising the records of over 21 million people's records. We look at some of the weaknesses in federal cyber security.

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Movie Date: Films to See and Avoid This Weekend

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Movie Date Podcast team is back to review the weekend's new releases, including "Self/Less," and "Minions."

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After Bitter Debate, South Carolina Votes To Drop Confederate Flag

Thursday, July 09, 2015

"I'm willing to remove that flag from the pole at some point if it causes a twinge in the hearts of my friends," Rep. Michael Pitts said as South Carolina votes on the Confederate flag.

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Stock Market Shrugs Off NYSE's Shutdown

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Just before noon on Wednesday the New York Stock Exchange came to an abrupt halt, but U.S. officials blamed the closure to a technical malfunction.

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New York City Ends Bail For Non-Violent Crime

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

New York City residents accused of low-level crimes won't have to scramble for cash anymore, as the city ends bail for non-violent crimes. 

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Upgrading Surveillance Equipment Complicates Iranian Nuclear Deal

Monday, July 06, 2015

A sticking point for a final Iranian nuclear deal is the use of high-tech equipment to monitor the nuclear program, which Tehran fears could be used for espionage.

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Bullets Fly Over July 4th Weekend in Chicago

Monday, July 06, 2015

Violence marred the July 4th celebrations in Chicago. The "Chicago Tribune" reports 55 people shot over the weekend with 10 fatalities. 

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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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