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:

Happy Birthday, Wonder Woman!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Today is Wonder Woman's 75th birthday, and with an honorary post at the U.N. and a new movie on the way, this might be her best year yet. 


The Fight to Liberate Mosul Could Hit ISIS Where it Hurts

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from ISIS has only just begun, but already it appears that the campaign may take a hit on the group's finances, which have been suffering over the past year.


Immigrants Face Marriage Discrimination in Louisiana

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Louisiana man filed suit Tuesday claiming that the state’s marriage law amended last year violates his constitutional rights after his application for a marriage license was rejected.

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Undecided Voters: How the Last Debate Could Sway My Vote

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ahead of the final debate of the 2016 presidential election, The Takeaway checks in with three undecided, registered voters in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. 

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Putin and Poroshenko Discuss Peace in Ukraine

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meet today in Berlin to discuss the possibility of peace in eastern Ukraine.


The Beginnings of Peace? U.N. Announces 72-Hour Ceasefire in Yemen

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The nation's civil war has killed more than 10,000 people in the last year and a half, and more than half of the population does not have enough food.


Conservative Radio Confronts Trump Allegations

Friday, October 14, 2016

Charlie Sykes has hosted a conservative radio show in Wisconsin for about 25 years. He says Trump has made this year unlike any other.


Dakota Access Pipeline Construction and Protests Resume

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A protester tells us about the fight over tribal rights, private land and a pipeline.


Obama Wants to Go Full JFK on Mars. Here's How We'd Do It.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sending humans to Mars may no longer be a fantasy relegated to big budget blockbusters.

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Haiti Reeling from Hurricane Matthew

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Aid is coming slowly to the remote parts of southwestern Haiti destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.


Educators Struggle to Teach the 2016 Election

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How do you teach the election when it has become largely confined to personal attacks that are inappropriate for many young Americans?

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Haitian Election Postponed as Death Toll Rises After Hurricane Matthew

Friday, October 07, 2016

The death toll from Hurricane Matthew has surpassed 300 in Haiti, with reports that the entire southern coast of the country has been completely devastated by the storm.  


Deutsche Bank Drowning as it Faces $14 Billion Fine

Monday, October 03, 2016

After being slapped with a $14 billion penalty by the U.S. Justice Department for behavior surrounding the subprime mortgage crisis, Deutsche Bank is struggling to survive.


Alaskan Native Leaders Call on International Community to Address Climate Change

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Delegates from 25 countries, both Arctic and non-Arctic, gathered in the nation's capital on Wednesday to hash out plans for better understanding climate effects in the region.

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Jerry Springer: Trump's Reality TV Speak Made his Rise 'Inevitable'

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Springer argues that, like an ad for a new car, Trump is using grandiosity, superlatives, and repetition to lure voters in — a winning combination in our entertainment-obsessed culture.

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Forgetting the Danger When it Comes to Strangers

Friday, September 23, 2016

Writer Kio Stark has spent years striking up conversations with people who fall under the ominous "stranger" category, and she's found that often more good comes from it than not.

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In Malala's Hometown, One Young Woman Fights for Childhood Education

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In Pakistan's Swat Valley, 23-year-old Neelam Ibrar Chattan started a campaign she calls "Peace for a New Generation" to promote education among boys and girls in the region.


Reporter With Zika: So Much is Unknown

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A reporter who contracted the Zika virus talks about what it's like to have the disease, and how little he knows about how it will affect him in the future.


Trump Foundation Called Into Question

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Donald J. Trump Foundation is coming under scrutiny after it was revealed that Trump took credit for donations that were not his and stopped giving to the charity entirely in 2008. 

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The Private Health of Presidential Candidates

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Neither presidential candidate has shared much about their health. How much right do they have to keep their health private?

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