Streams

Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman is Senior Producer of 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:

New Hope for Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 29, 2016

Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley say they have enough support to pass a criminal justice reform bill that will help reduce the American prison population.

Comments [2]

Are the Cleveland Police Prepared for GOP Convention?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Cleveland Police Department has long had an issue with use of force. Is it ready to welcome thousands for the GOP convention this summer? 

Comments [2]

The Charmed and Tragic Life of Kick Kennedy

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy met a tragic fate at age 28 when she was killed in a plane crash flying to Paris. But she led a dynamic and influential life in the short time she had.

Comments [2]

What It's Like to Attend a Contested Convention

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

One woman attended all but one Republican convention between 1952 and 1996, and was at the center of the wheeling and dealing at the last contested convention in 1976. 

Comments [1]

Counselor-in-Chief? Obama Looks to Unite Europe

Monday, April 25, 2016

The European Union might need some family therapy as it struggles with the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism. Is President Obama the right counselor-in-chief for a strained EU?

Comment

The Legacy of the Ladies: First Women in the White House

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kate Andersen Brower is the author of "First Woman: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies," which looks back at 10 first ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

Comment

If the Presidential Candidates Were 'Game of Thrones' Characters

Friday, April 22, 2016

You win or you...get a spot in the cabinet? "Game of Thrones" comes back Sunday, and it's hard not to draw comparisons between the fictional chaos in Westeros and the 2016 election.

Comment

Mysteries of Prince: Artist Leaves Behind Thousands of Unheard Songs

Friday, April 22, 2016

Inside Prince's estate, there's a vault filled with thousands of unreleased songs. In fact, there's so much material that a new Prince album could drop every year for the next century.

Comments [1]

Charting Migration Through Art and Geography

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bouchra Khalili is telling the story of Europe's migrant crisis at a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.

Comment

Gov. Bill Richardson Sees a Smooth Road Ahead for Clinton

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is a Clinton supporter, and he's confident that she will be the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. 

Comments [2]

Historic Rains Flood Houston

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Record-breaking rainfall slammed Houston earlier this week — at least seven people were killed in flash floods, and Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency.

Comment

What Bruce Springsteen Can Teach You About the Election

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

One Bruce Springsteen track released more than three decades ago captures the economic and cultural atmosphere of this year's election.

Comments [4]

How to Negotiate the 'Nonnegotiable'

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A new book examines blocks in the negotiations process.

Comment

Impeachment in Brazil: What's Next for President Dilma Rousseff

Monday, April 18, 2016

After legislators delivered a number of impassioned speeches on Sunday, the Brazilian Parliament voted to start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

Comment

Senator Harry Reid on His Last Year in Congress

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich caught up with Senator Harry Reid this week to discuss his career, the election, and the Republicans holding up the Supreme Court nominee.

Comments [2]

2016 Election: Gov. Christine Todd Whitman Makes Sense of the Senseless

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Christine Todd Whitman was governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001. She has watched the Republican Party change before her eyes, and she doesn't like what she is seeing.

Comments [5]

The Damsels of Design: The Women Who Changed Automotive History

Monday, April 11, 2016

In the mid 1950s, General Motors introduced the Damsels of Design, an all female design team that made a lasting impact on the automobile industry.

Comments [2]

Alabama Lawmakers Call for Impeachment of Governor Bentley

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, is facing impeachment after allegations that he had an adulterous affair.

Comment

America's Cyber War Against ISIS

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Can the U.S. break through the Islamic State's encryption network? Find out what a cyber war against ISIS would look like.

Comments [2]

Meet The Man Who Spent 10 Days With ISIS and Lived to Tell About It

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Few individuals have gotten close enough to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Jurgen Todenhofer is one of them. He embedded with ISIS for 10 days in December of 2014.  

Comments [2]