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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. 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:

Migrant Crisis on the Med: At Sea With The Smugglers

Friday, April 24, 2015

VICE News shares chilling footage from the Libyan coast guard and travels to detention centers in Libya, where we hear detained migrants speak of torture and human rights violations.

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White House: American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by Al Qaeda since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an Al Qaeda hostage since 2012, died in January.

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Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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Becoming an Adult...Again

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Growing up is hard to do, especially when success comes early but doesn't pan out. Actor Nick Kroll and Director Ross Katz explore failing at adulthood in their film, "Adult Beginners."

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Should Animals Have The Same Rights As People?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One advocate argues that science proves that apes, alongside elephants, dolphins and whales, are among a class of nonhuman animals that exhibit high cognitive ability.

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Tension Between Iran & Saudi Arabia Grows

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iran's relationship with Saudi Arabia is under pressure due to the conflict in Yemen.

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Sen. Marco Rubio Announces Run for President

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The GOP pool of presidential candidates keeps growing bigger, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio being the latest Republican politician to throw his hat into the ring.

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Inside Hillary Clinton's Long Career

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for president in 2016. The Takeaway reflects on her years in Arkansas and as Senator from New York. 

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Tornado Rips Through Northern Illinois

Friday, April 10, 2015

One person has reportedly been killed, and small towns like Fairdale suffered significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

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Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the last 30 years, researches have documented a widening survival divide between black and white women with breast cancer.  Three African American women share their stories.
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Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Over the past 30 years, researchers have found a widening survival divide between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. Three African American women share their stories.
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After Video Surfaces, Officer Charged in the Murder of Walter Scott

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On Saturday in North Charleston, South Carolina, white police officer Michael Slager shot and killed a black man named Walter Scott, who was apparently unarmed and running away.

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U.S. Job Creation Slows in March

Friday, April 03, 2015

After months of robust job creation, the U.S. economy added just 126,000 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That's the smallest gain in hiring since December 2013.

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Ex-Military Dictator Claims Victory in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After a hard fought campaign about eradicating corruption, there's a new leader in Nigeria.

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How Far One Astronaut Will Go to Age More Slowly Than His Twin

Friday, March 27, 2015

At 250 miles above the earth's surface, astronaut Scott Kelly will experience time a bit slower than his twin brother back home. Meaning, at the end of a 342 day trip, he'll be younger.

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NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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Putting Voter Registration on Auto-Pilot

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This week, Oregon became the first state to use Department of Motor Vehicle records to automatically register residents to vote. Now other states are considering doing the same. 

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Bribery Scandal Triggers Unrest in Brazil

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Protesters filled the streets across Brazil this week calling for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for her alleged involvement in a bribery scandal.

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ISIS Tightens its Grip on Libya

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

This week, ISIS fighters clashed with local militias in the coastal city of Sirte, but Libya hasn't seen stability since the overthrow and death of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.

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Sorry. The Iran Letter Is Not Treason.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyperbole isn't unprecedented in Washington, and neither is the behavior of the 47 Senate Republicans who penned an open letter to Iran's leaders, undermining the Obama Administration.

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