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:

As Crisis Mounts, Puerto Ricans Come to The Mainland With An Eye on November

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Senate passed a bill to restructure Puerto Rico's debt through a fiscal oversight board, which is not popular in Puerto Rico and may impact how they vote in the general election.

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North American Leaders Tackle Climate Change Together

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Today, President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto are syncing their respective national energy policies across borders.


Florida DEP Fights to Raise Toxin Levels in State Water

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection wants to increase the levels of permissible toxins in the state's water, which covers nearly 19 percent of the state.

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A Republican Leaves the Party After 45 Years

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

After nearly half a century, Danny Jones, the mayor of Charleston, West Virginia, is leaving the GOP because he can't support Donald Trump and the party's hard shift to the right.

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Rio Subway Way Behind Schedule Before Olympics

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A subway expansion in Rio de Janeiro that's supposed to transport hundreds of thousands of Olympic athletes and fans remains incomplete just seven weeks before the 2016 games. 


A Plea to Help the Displaced on World Refugee Day

Monday, June 20, 2016

On World Refugee Day, The Takeaway looks at how the global community is responding to the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

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U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on a Year of Gun Violence

Friday, June 17, 2016

Exactly a year after the shooting at Emanuel AME Church and on the heels of the Orlando massacre, Herrera reflects on another year of gun violence and political strife in America.

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A 15-Hour Filibuster and A Move to Vote on Gun Control

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Led by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, Senate Democrats launched a nearly 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on Wednesday over gun access to suspected terrorists.

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After Orlando, Republican Strategist Thinks Twice About Trump

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Donald Trump has continued to promote an extreme response to the Orlando shooting, which has some Republicans rethinking their support.

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Congress Agrees to Negotiate Reforms to Terror Watchlist

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, who had been on a federal terror watchlist, easily purchased the two weapons he used for the massacre that killed 49 people.

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Supreme Court to Review Petition on Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Supreme Court will take its first look at a challenge to Connecticut’s ban on semi-automatic weapons, which was implemented after the devastation of Sandy Hook.

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Muslim Americans Respond to Orlando Mass Shooting

Monday, June 13, 2016

In this tense political environment, have American Muslims also become victims of such tragedies?

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In Rare Bipartisan Agreement, Congress Takes On Toxic Chemical Reform

Friday, June 10, 2016

After 40 years, Congress has come to a consensus on updates to the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act. But does it go far enough in protecting consumers from chemicals we encounter daily?


American Crisis: 17 Million Young People Struggle With Mental Health Issues

Friday, May 27, 2016

According to a new report, 1 in 5 American children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder. Why aren't schools detecting mental health issues before they become problematic?

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The Death of The Office Dress Code

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In 2016, the dress code just isn't what it used to be.

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State Laws and Street Level Programs Combat Gun Violence

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, and Ray Winans, a former gang member and founder of the program "Keeping Them Alive," weigh in on the national fight against gun violence.


Mayors Push for Racial Equality

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For community leaders like Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Austin Mayor Steve Adler, racial justice is about more than just unity-building buzzwords and hopeful dialogue.  


A Community Scared by Violence Struggles to Forget

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A gruesome murder has left a stain on the border town of Brownsville, Texas.


Comic Book Artist Brings Brooklyn to Life

Friday, May 20, 2016

"The Red Hook" is a superhero named after a Brooklyn neighborhood that was once known for crime and death, but has since been tamed by millennial hipsters.

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Tips for Getting Power, and Keeping It

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Berkeley Psychology Professor Dacher Keltner explains how we gain, use, abuse, and lose power.

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