Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman is the Senior Producer of The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, Ellen oversees the daily production of the show, managing a team of producers, and booking and editing content. Ellen helped drive the 2016 election coverage for The Takeaway and has covered breaking news events from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, to the terror attacks in Paris and Orlando.

Since joining The Takeaway in 2012, Ellen has produced award-winning projects including Being a Woman Online, a series which received a Gracie Award in 2016, and Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer, a six-month series which won a Gracie 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. 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:

How Trump Could Reshape the Federal Reserve

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The president will meet today with Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as the head of the Federal Reserve.

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Want to Fight Rape Culture? Start With Men.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One man argues that domestic violence, harassment, and sexual abuse should be discussed as a "men's issue" rather than as "women's issue."

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A Tragedy of Errors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The corkscrew case of Rogers Lacaze.

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A Story of Escape: One Couple Loses Everything to California Wildfires

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fires in Northern California have been burning for for nearly a week now. One family shares their harrowing story of escape and destruction here. 

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Firefighters in California Bear Emotional Toll of Wildfires

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dozens of wildfires are burning in California, and entire neighborhoods have been reduced to piles of ash. Some 8,000 firefighters are fighting the blazes on the ground and from the air

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'Everybody Has Been Devastated': Evacuees Plead for Help as Wildfires Torch California

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More than 15 wildfires are still blazing across Northern California. About 25,000 evacuees are waiting to learn if anything more than ashes remain of their homes.

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Lisa Loeb Returns to Sing Lullabies

Friday, October 06, 2017

Musician Lisa Loeb shot to fame in 1995 with her hit “Stay.” Today, she sits down with The Takeaway to talk about her legacy as a pop star and how she continues to redefine herself.

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In Response to Las Vegas, Congress Considers 'Bump Stock' Ban

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Some members of Congress are calling for "bump-fire stocks," which were found in Stephen Paddock's hotel room, to be banned.

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Rethinking How to Reduce Gun Violence

Thursday, October 05, 2017

After a mass shooting, the resounding call from the public is to examine gun control. But what if mass shootings are not the best way to understand and respond to gun violence?

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Investigation: Two of President Trump’s Children Once Narrowly Avoided a Felony Charge

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A joint investigation by WNYC, ProPublica and The New Yorker delves into questionable business practices at the Trump Soho Hotel in lower Manhattan.

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Controversy over EPA's Nominee to Direct Chemical Regulations

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Senate holds a confirmation hearing today for Michael Dourson, the nominee to head the EPA’s chemical regulatory program. Dourson has fought against restrictions on toxic chemicals.

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Witnesses to Las Vegas Shooting Recall a Night of Horror

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

For concertgoers who were in Las Vegas Sunday night, the trauma of the attack is still fresh.

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The Loss of An Icon: Remembering The Legendary Tom Petty

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Legendary rock musician Tom Petty died on Monday after suffering a full cardiac arrest in his home on Sunday night. He was 66 years old. 

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'Adua': A New Novel Reflects on the Colonial Legacy of Italy and Somalia

Monday, October 02, 2017

Igiaba Scego's new novel, "Adua," explores the historical legacy of Italy's colonial relationship with Somalia, in a narrative that spans three distinct time periods.

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Congress Misses Deadline to Fund the Children's Health Insurance Program

Friday, September 29, 2017

While funding won’t run out immediately, the issue was sidelined by Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, and some states could potentially run out of funding by December.

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Lawmakers Knock Trump, FEMA For Sluggish Response to Puerto Rico

Friday, September 29, 2017

"We invade countries that are hostile to us quicker than we saw this humanitarian invasion that we so desperately needed in Puerto Rico," says Rep. Darren Soto.

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Respect, Patriotism, and The NFL: Why Some Fight Against the #TakeAKnee Protests

Thursday, September 28, 2017

In the wake of kneeling protests, Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative National Review, explains why patriotism is such a key value for President Trump's base. 

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Why Americans Love Their Flag

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

NFL kneeling protest have revealed America's long and complex history with the U.S. flag, which is unlike almost any other country. 

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Puerto Rico Waits for Aid as Millions Suffer

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Millions of Americans are reeling in the dark as communities in Puerto Rico wait for food, water, and help. 

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Iraqi Kurds Anxiously Wait for Results of Independence Vote

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On Monday, millions of Iraqis in Kurdish-controlled areas turned out to voted in a landmark referendum on independence.

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