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.
Already into a deadly week in Gaza and Israel, pressure is mounting in Jerusalem for the negotiation of a ceasefire in the war with Palestinians. But on Wednesday night, Hamas rejected any immediate hope of resolution, leaving civilians on both sides to wonder how long the violence will persist.
On Tuesday, two separate federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings that complicate the nation's already-murky understanding of the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans are now potentially affected, and there will likely be months of legal limbo.
Playgrounds are much safer and calmer in today's age of concerned parents and lawsuit-fearing school districts, and when kids want to play outside their options are sometimes limited. Architect David Rockwell weighs in on the future of playgrounds.
In Russia, media coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash is miles away from the way the situation is being depicted in the West. Kevin F. Platt talks about the role of Russian propaganda, and Dmitry Babich gives the perspective from Moscow.
African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.
Close your eyes and think about a song. What memories does it invoke? We asked listeners like you to share the songs that remind you of the past. We got tons of calls and text messages, so we put together this unofficial playlist that can function as the soundtrack to your memories.
Of the 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the Netherlands paid the greatest price, losing 193 of its people. Joining The Takeaway from the Netherlands to weigh in is Pieter Feith, a Dutch diplomat.
For three decades, Afghanistan has been a nation beset by war, and today, one million Afghans are missing. But twice a week there is hope, when Radio Free Europe broadcasts its decade-old program "In Search of the Missing."
The plane with nearly 300 people on board was shot down over eastern Ukraine — but who fired the missile? And was it a mistake, as everyone has assumed?
Gaza has been plagued by conflict for decades. And for people living in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely packed places on Earth, occupation and confrontation are just troubles inherent in daily life.
On Wednesday, the U.S. responded to President Putin's failure to diffuse the violence in Ukraine. President Obama implemented what may be the most crippling round of sanctions against Russia to date, targeting a series of large banks, and energy and defense firms.
A new version of "The Sun Also Rises" includes lost chapters and extensive revisions, giving an altogether new portrait of Papa's creative process.
The ongoing humanitarian crisis taking place along the southern border continues as thousands of child migrants make their way into the U.S. from Central America. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees announced Thursday that they believe the United States and Mexico should recognize the children as refugees.
Today, The Takeaway takes a two part look at our most precious resource, water. It's a resource that thousands in Detroit now find themselves without. Back in March, officials in the cash-strapped city turned off the tap for about 15,000 residents with unpaid water bills. But the problem isn't limited to Detroit. Access to water is becoming a growing issue all around the country. The infrastructure systems we have in place to deliver water to consumers are aging and in some places, inadequate and unsustainable, especially in parts of the South and South-West.
Anita Coleman was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of this year, at the age of 54. A mother of two and a grandmother of three, Anita is in the midst of chemotherapy treatments at UCLA, near her home in Los Angeles. Anita successfully fought the disease once before, in 2001, and she shares her story as part of The Takeaway's series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer."
Crystal Miller was just 27-years-old when she felt a lump in her breast that turned out to be cancerous. But despite the diagnosis, Crystal remains the same young, bright New York woman she was before she got the news. Crystal's story is one we will be following for the next six months. To get involved in the conversation join our group on Facebook, Under Her Skin.
Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.
Amid a surge in child migrants arriving from Central America, one GOP congresswoman makes the case for cutting off aid to the region.
Over the last thirty years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Today The Takeaway launches "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer," a series about the women behind those dire statistics.
Lisa Echols lives and works in Memphis, where the mortality rate for black women with breast cancer is twice that of white women. Our series "Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer" shares the stories of African-American women coping with the disease.