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 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:

Another Mass Shooting in America

Friday, October 02, 2015

Another mass shooting occurred on Thursday, this time in Roseburg, Oregon at Umpqua Community College, about 180 miles south of Portland.

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Does Football Still Belong in Schools?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Over the weekend, a New Jersey high school quarterback died after sustaining game-related injuries. Now some are questioning if the game still has a place in schools.

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Alaska's Governor on the Loss of Shell Oil

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Without Shell, local Alaskans and members of the oil and gas industry are left wondering how the state will move forward. Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker weighs in here.

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Do Good Liars Make Great Leaders?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The truth about good leaders is that they are often less honest than they appear.

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Pope Addresses U.S. Congress for First Time

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The 266th Pontiff of the Catholic Church became the first Vicar of Christ to take the podium before a joint session of Congress today.


U.S. General Urges Caution With Syria

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

For answers to the migrant problem, officials are increasingly looking for a new approach to policy in Syria and Iraq. 


A Muslim Republican Responds to Ben Carson

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that Islam is “incompatible with the Constitution” over the weekend. A former Bush administration official and Republican Muslim responds here.

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The Pope Comes to America

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of onlookers are expected to gather across Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C. to embrace Pope Francis on his five-day tour of the U.S.

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Optimism in the Fight Against Climate Change

Friday, September 18, 2015

The 2009 United Nations Summit on climate change produced few results. As world leaders prepare for the 2015 Summit in Paris, there are concrete reasons for optimism. 


Land Mines Pose New Threat to Migrants

Thursday, September 17, 2015

There are an estimated 50,000 land mines buried beneath Croatian soil left over from the Balkan Wars.

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Gambling or Fun? Fantasy Football Raises Questions

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Leading fantasy football companies are now valued at over a billion dollars, and some say what started as fun with friends has evolved into gambling.


California Burning: One Family's Terrifying Escape

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Paul Duncan is a battalion chief with CalFire. He lives in Hidden Valley, California, and he fought the wildfire that ended up taking his home.

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Hungary Cracks Down on Refugees and Migrants

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two southern counties and has imposed new anti-migration laws on the refugees desperate to cross from Serbia into the country. 

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When 17 Democrats Ran for President

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Julian Zelizer gives his thoughts on what the GOP can learn from the 17 Democrats who ran for president in 1976. 

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The Ethos Behind 'Cool' Inventions

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Brilliant ideas often come from a combination of profit-seeking and the genuine desire to make the world a better place. 

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Captain Ron Johnson on Ferguson Today

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In the wake of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Captain Ron Johnson to coordinate law enforcement in the divided town. How is Ferguson fairing today? 

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More Than 100 Million Wills Made Public Online

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

For more than 100 million Americans, their dying wishes are now available online, thanks to a three-year digitization project by the genealogical research firm Ancestry.

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Rhode Island Episcopal Church Confronts Slave Trading Past

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese is planning a Center for Reconciliation in acknowledgement of both the state and the Diocese's long involvement with slavery.

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Shell Invests Billions Into Arctic Drilling

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

For the first time in more than two decades, Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast.

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Fighting Over Royalties in America's Coal Country

Monday, August 31, 2015

There is a debate raging in the West over raising the royalties that energy companies pay for coal extracted from federal lands. 

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