Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman is the Senior Producer of The Takeaway.

At The Takeaway, Ellen oversees the daily production of the show, managing a team of producers, and booking and editing content. Ellen helped drive the 2016 election coverage for The Takeaway and has covered breaking news events from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, to the terror attacks in Paris and Orlando.

Since joining The Takeaway in 2012, Ellen has produced award-winning projects including Being a Woman Online, a series which received a Gracie Award in 2016, and Under Her Skin: Living with Breast Cancer, a six-month series which won a Gracie 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. 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:

A Week After Charlottesville, Where Do We Stand?

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's been a week since a terrorist drove a car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA. How has the nation reacted to the violence?

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Charlotesville Fallout: Big Business Bucks Trump

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump disbanded his Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum after several business leaders resigned following his comments about Charlottesville.

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World War II Vet Sees Haunting Signs of War in Modern America

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming," writes Harry Leslie Smith. "Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored."

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Tracking American Hate, From the Nazis to the Nationalists

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The number of hate groups in the U.S. rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by Donald Trump, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Jamming With Musician Jack Grace

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Musician and singer Jack Grace discusses his latest studio album, "Everything I Say is a Lie."

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In a New Syria, Women Aim to Disrupt Patriarchal Norms

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A lesser told story of the Syrian civil war is the story of the women who remain, and who hope to be agents of change when — not if — their country emerges from the fighting.

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Trump Administration Plays Politics With Nursing Homes

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Trump Administration is moving to make it impossible to take nursing homes to court. Some 1.5 million nursing home residents could be affected by this rule change.

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NAACP Travel Advisory Conjures Fears from Years Past

Friday, August 04, 2017

The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations. 

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Immigration in America: The Politics and The Personal

Thursday, August 03, 2017

On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in the Senate introduced legislation to cut legal immigration by half over the course of 10 years.

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Former Joint Chiefs Head: Tensions With N. Korea Have Potential to 'Explode'

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

With the Trump Administration continuing to ramp up its rhetoric on North Korea, former Joint Chiefs Head Admiral Mike Mullen is keeping a close eye on Kim Jong-un. 

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Immigration Detention Quotas Costs Taxpayers Billions

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Back in 2009, Congress passed a law that requires no less than 33,400 beds in immigration centers to be “active” every night. This quota costs the U.S. about $2 billion a year. 

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Can John Kelly Stabilize a 'West Wing Populated By Enablers'?

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

General John Kelly served more than 40 years in the U.S. military. But being President Trump's chief of staff may be his most difficult job yet. 

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Faith and Parenthood in an Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Neighborhood

Friday, July 28, 2017

"Menashe" offers a window into the secretive, self-contained Borough Park neighborhood and the life of one ultra-Orthodox Jewish father.

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Trans Military Healthcare Costs: A Doctor Speaks Out

Thursday, July 27, 2017

President Trump says trans service members make the military responsible for "tremendous medical costs." Is that true? One on-gyn who works with trans veterans weighs in. 

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Venezuela Resists Weekend Election

Thursday, July 27, 2017

In Venezuela this week, the chant of protests has been replaced by the silence of a 48 hour strike as many citizens stand against the leadership of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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Russia Probe: The Senate Want Answers from Paul Manafort

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The growing investigation into Russian election meddling has turned its sights to Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager. 

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Former DOJ Official Warns: A Voter Purge is Coming

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Under President Trump, the Justice Department is trying to purge voter roles, according to Vanita Gupta, former head of the DOJ's civil rights division under President Obama.

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Inside MS-13, the Gang That Sessions Has Declared War On

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Trump administration is taking a hammer to the infamous MS-13 gang. But is the federal government suited for the challenge?

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Liberation and Devastation on the Streets of Mosul

Thursday, July 20, 2017

After three years of control by ISIS, the Iraqi city of Mosul is free once more. A correspondent takes us inside the remains of the city as it looks to an uncertain future.

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How the Alt-Right Distorts the Russia Investigation

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sites like InfoWars and Breitbart push conspiracy theories that make their way into the mainstream conservative media, and sometimes even reach the president himself. 

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