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:

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.


GMO-Related Lobbying Skyrockets

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When it comes to the debate over genetically modified foods in America, the crux of the conversation now hinges on the question of to label or not to label.

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A Kennedy's Return to Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rory Kennedy's new documentary, "Last Days in Vietnam," travels back in time 40 years to the run-up to the 1975 evacuation of Saigon.  

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Chasing the Costs of Cancer

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

From $5 co-pays to $38,000 operations, the costs of living with and treating breast cancer vary widely, and it's left many patients and their families strapped and confused.

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Thousands in Foster Care Wrongly Medicated

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In California, a year-long investigation by the San Jose Mercury News discovered foster and healthcare providers across the state mis-medicating thousands of children in their care.

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Cracking the Myths About 'Evil' Genetically Modified Food

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Activists have long condemned GMOs for a host of problems, but the pro-nature movement may have turned anti-science, and it's threatening our ability to feed the world.

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New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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Can Obama Get a Climate Deal Without Congress?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Obama Administration is looking to use executive authority in order to get an international agreement on climate change without Senate approval.

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ISIS & America's Need to Step Up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The longest continuously-serving American official in Iraq reflects on the country’s tumultuous future.  

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War Against Ebola Rages On in Liberia

Friday, August 22, 2014

When it comes to the war being waged against Ebola, women are on the front lines. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, 75 percent of Ebola victims in Liberia are women.


The Frightening Power of ISIS Propaganda

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This week, ISIS sent a pointed message to the West with a brutal video showing the beheading of an American journalist. It's the latest tactic of a terror group with a robust PR wing.

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Ferguson: How America's Past Haunts the Nation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Annette Gordon-Reed, author of “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” says the wrongdoings of America’s past continue to haunt the nation's present.

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