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:

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.


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.


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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Boko Haram & ISIS Spark Fears of Transnational Terrorist Network

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Nigerian terrorist group, now allied with ISIS, has roughly 6,000 members and controls about 8,000 square miles of territory in northeastern Nigeria.

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Retracing The Path from Selma to Montgomery

Monday, March 09, 2015

BBC North America Correspondent Aleem Maqbool retraced the the steps of those activists 50 years ago by walking from from Selma to Montgomery alongside one of the original marchers.


Transforming the Juvenile Justice System

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Lucas County, Ohio has become a model for transforming its juvenile justice system, focusing on community-based rehabilitation rather than incarceration. 

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Looking for Gold in the Mountains of Maine

Monday, March 02, 2015

Far underneath the snow in the state of Maine sits potential riches of gold and copper. These precious metals have some people arguing about issues of mining rights.


Bomb Trains: The Dangerous Business of Hauling Oil

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On Monday, a freight train carrying more than 3 million gallons of oil derailed in West Virginia and exploded into a massive fireball. Yet, "bomb train" accidents are not uncommon.

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9/11 Attorney Moves to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2002, the families of 9/11 victims filed suit against Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in aiding Al Qaeda. And now new testimony may raise the stakes on accountability.


Congressman Steve Israel on Satire, Politics & Fighting Terrorism

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How do we keep terror and the American response to terror in line? The answer to both is satire.


Angela Merkel: The Leader of Our Time?

Monday, February 16, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's successes at the negotiating table aren't appreciated evenly throughout Europe.

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Retired Army Pilot Urges Hollywood To Portray Veterans Fairly

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A group called "Got Your 6" plans to certify the films that meet their criteria. 

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Prostate Cancer Survival Divides White & Black Men

Monday, February 09, 2015

Black men are more than twice as likely as their white counterparts to die from prostate cancer. A former patient and a doctor treating prostate cancer explain why.

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The Weekender: Stories of Surviving Breast Cancer

Saturday, February 07, 2015

This is a special podcast focused on our six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer."


FCC Chairman: A Declaration of Independence for the Internet

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After 4 million responses from the public and a nudge from the president, the FCC chairmen sent a strong message yesterday: All internet must be treated equally.

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Obama Calls for $1 Billion for Central America

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

In his latest budget, President Obama calls for Congress to provide $1 billion to help Central America improve security, education and the economic health of the region.

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