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 and a NABJ award for best radio documentary. 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:

With Downed Jet, Tensions Rise Between Turkey and Russia

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tensions continue to escalate between Turkey and Russia, after Turkish forces shot down a Russian warplane over what it claims to be Turkish airspace.

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Obama Orders Investigation Into ISIS Intel

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Accusations are swirling that senior intelligence officials were presenting overly optimistic accounts of the fight against the Islamic State.

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How Much Responsibility Does Belgium Bear?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Belgium, the small country of 11 million, has contributed more fighters per capita to jihad in Syria and Iraq than any other European country.


How American Cities Are Fighting Terrorism

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In the wake of the Paris attacks, cities across the U.S. are reconsidering their counter-terrorism strategies.

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The Paris Attacks: Why Everyone's Talking About this Treaty

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Amidst the Paris attacks and the migrant crisis, the decades-old Schengen Agreement that has allowed people to move freely across 26 countries risks being disrupted permanently.

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Heart of Refugee Crisis Faces New Questions After Paris Attacks

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Greek passport found near the dead body of one of the gunmen in Friday's terror attacks sheds new light on ISIS's manipulation of the refugee crisis to the group's advantage.

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The Beginning of The End for The Syrian Civil War?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet over the weekend in Vienna to discuss a diplomatic solution to end the conflict in Syria.  


What You Know About World War II Is Wrong

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

There are a number of false myths surrounding the events and outcomes of World War II. A new book helps debunk them. 

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An Economic Test for Myanmar

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A landmark election for the five-year-old democracy of Myanmar may mean new economic hope for a country that is being closely watched by investors.


Al Gore Says Big Money Rules Climate Change

Monday, November 09, 2015

Former Vice President Al Gore calls for action against climate change from his position as chairman of the Climate Reality Project. He will host a global day of action later this week. 

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Imagine Your Town Without Police

Thursday, November 05, 2015

After all the problems with police this past year, a town in Florida is considering the question: What if we were to get rid of police entirely? 

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Paul Ryan Suggests Government Shutdown Might Still Happen

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

During his first press conference as speaker of the House, Paul Ryan said he was open to attaching new policies to the budget before the December 11 deadline. 

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Protect and Serve? Investigation Finds 1,000 Predator Police Officers

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Over the last six years, at least 1,000 police officers across 41 states were stripped of their badges for sexual misconduct. But those numbers tell only one part of the story. 

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John Boehner's Best and Worst Moments

Friday, October 30, 2015

Yesterday was John Boehner's last day of his 25-year career in Congress. The Takeaway reflects on his best and worst moments. 

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Afghanistan: A Bright Future or An Economic Wasteland?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Afghan presidential advisor sees economic opportunity in transportation, while the inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction sees a history of economic waste.


The Politics of Twisted Tongues and Loopy Lingo

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Whether it's Donald Trump's New York honk or Ted Cruz's Texas twang, politicians often play up or manipulate their accents for a national audience.

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An End to Mass Incarceration

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A group of 130 police leaders will meet with President Obama today to discuss their plans to end the systems of mass incarceration in their respective districts. 

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Is One Really the Loneliest Number?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The death of one New York man has reignited a debate over whether a solitary life in modern America is a lonely life.

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With No End in Sight, Military Families Pay the Real Price in Afghanistan

Monday, October 19, 2015

The longest war in U.S. history is sending American troops back to Afghanistan for their third, fourth, or fifth tours.

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The Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Drone Program

Friday, October 16, 2015

With help from a whistle-blower, The Intercept has published a cache of secret documents on the U.S. drone program. Here's how the government's use of drones has changed over time.

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