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:

Audio Diary: A Doctor's Fight Against Ebola

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Rhode Island emergency medicine physician working to treat Ebola patients in rural Liberia shares the high and low points of his daily work.

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MAVEN Mission Probes Mars Mysteries

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission, otherwise known as MAVEN, may soon find answers to some of the most mysterious questions surrounding Mars.

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Climate Change Threatens Marshall Islands

Monday, September 22, 2014

Foreign Minister for the Marshall Islands, Tony De Brum, talks about his hopes and fears for an island nation that finds itself dangerously close to destruction.

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NFL & Domestic Violence: One Woman's Story

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dewan Smith-Williams tells her story of abuse at the hands of her husband, former NFL player Wally Williams.

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Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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Time Running Out for Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, says time is running out to keep Iraq from coming apart.

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Actor Dan Stevens of 'Downton Abbey' Takes on the Big Screen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dan Stevens is perhaps best known as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey." But Stevens is also a busy film actor, with four movies hitting theaters in the next four months.

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West Africa Looks to U.S. In Fight Against Ebola

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

President Obama has pledged up to 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help fight Ebola in West Africa. How will the mission work?

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America's Game of Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's been 13 years since the September 11th attacks, but terrorism remains one of the foremost threats facing the United States. How should the U.S. balance privacy and civil liberties?

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ISIS Summit Charts Plan Of Attack

Monday, September 15, 2014

A third beheading at the hands of ISIS sparks even greater outrage and coalition support. And many are calling for a lessened legitimacy for the terror organization.

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The Power of Video, From Ray Rice to ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

From Ray Rice to ISIS, the world pays attention to video. But what is it about video that makes us watch, or choose not to watch?

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Half of All North American Birds Threatened by Climate Change

Friday, September 12, 2014

The National Audubon Society says many species will be forced to find new habitat over the next 65 years. Some will survive, but many others will not.

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Saudi Arabia Deepens Involvement in ISIS Fray

Friday, September 12, 2014

Saudi Arabia's ideological track record with ISIS, and terrorism generally, suggests that any meaningful role in the coalition will have to come with concessions.

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The U.S. Turns the Page on New Chapter of War

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Americans are assessing President Obama's plans for a sustained military effort against ISIS, which calls for an open-ended air war in the Middle East.

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Old Timepieces Keep Ticking in the Age of the Apple Watch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Watchmaking may be a dying art form, but a master and his apprentice are aiming to keep it alive.

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Silicon Valley's Tech Elite Embrace the GOP

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Silicon Valley is generally considered a lock for Democrats. But that might be changing now that Republicans appear to be getting a foothold with the tech industry's elite.

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When Violence at Home Enters the Workplace

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new video of football star Ray Rice assaulting his wife raises questions about what domestic violence policies the NFL—or any employer—should put in place.

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The Power of the Pardon

Monday, September 08, 2014

President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon 40 years ago. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes and what it means to forgive and forget.

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Inside the Birth of America's SWAT Teams

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Retro Report team is back with a new season of mini-documentaries. This week, the team looks at the history of the militarization of the police and the birth of SWAT teams.

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Death Penalty Debate Rages After DNA Clears Two

Friday, September 05, 2014

More than 30 years after being sentenced to death, Henry Lee McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown emerged from North Carolina prison doors on Wednesday as free men.

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