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:

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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Ebola: A Critical Test For Dallas

Monday, October 13, 2014

The city of Dallas, Texas again finds itself at the center of an epidemic that once seemed a world away.

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Courage in The Face of Cancer

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anita is one of the three women we're following in our series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer." At 55, she's a portrait of a woman who knows herself inside and out.

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ISIS Uses Water As a Weapon in Iraq

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Islamic State is targeting Iraq's water resources as it fights to take control of the country, flooding some citizens out of their homes.

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Why The Golden Years Are Now Our Best

Thursday, October 09, 2014

78.8 is the newest, and highest, year of life expectancy for Americans to date. But cabaret singer Marilyn Maye has surpassed that number, and at age 86, she is still singing strong.

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Go Crazy: The Secret to Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

One CEO explains why a little bit of crazy goes a long way when it comes to building a business.

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ISIS Makes Swift Advance on Turkish Border Town

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Turkey has said their forces will not get more deeply involved in the conflict—a position that's frustrating many in Washington.

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After Battlefield, Vet Finds Hope on Football Fields

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Daniel Rodriguez is an Iraq and Afghan war veteran first, and a collegiate football player second.

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Good News for 'Guilty' Catholics

Monday, October 06, 2014

After Pope Francis performed 20 weddings this year for couples considering themselves to be "living in sin," bishops are meeting this week to evaluate the Church's view on family life. 

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The Supreme Court Gets Back to Work

Monday, October 06, 2014

October's docket includes cases concerning the First Amendment protection for a Facebook post, religious facial hair and Abercrombie and Fitch's dress code - but not gay marriage.

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As Ebola Spreads, New Drug Offers Hope

Friday, October 03, 2014

There is some good news in the fight against Ebola: A promising Ebola-treatment drug made with the help of genetically engineered tobacco plants. 

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Home-Cooking: A Family Tradition Out of Reach?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A team of sociologists at North Carolina State University found that for low- and middle-income families in America, making a home-cooked meal is easier said than done.

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