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:

A Coup? Examining Roger Ailes & The Fox News Power Shift

Thursday, July 21, 2016

21st Century Fox announced Thursday that Roger Ailes resigned his position as chairman of Fox News due to allegations of sexual harassment. Some say this scandal goes beyond harassment.


French Around the World Mourn After Nice Attack

Monday, July 18, 2016

Jack McCord, executive director of Alliance Française de Chicago, the Windy City's French cultural learning center, was out celebrating Bastille Day when the attack began in Nice.


Millennial Radio Station Tackles Violence By and Against Police

Friday, July 15, 2016

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio is an outlet for the many New Yorkers who are struggling with how to respond to the violence and division across America today.


Gun Culture Lets Self-Harm Fester in the Quiet Darkness of American Homes

Thursday, July 14, 2016

More than 33,000 people are fatally shot in the U.S. each year, and about two-thirds of gun-related deaths come in the form of suicide. But one state is tackling this issue head on.

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How PTSD Impacts Policing in America

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The impact of stress and trauma on police officers is often understudied, and most officers receive only an hour or two of training on how to deal with such stress. 

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Mike Pence: Trump's Number Two?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It’s expected that Donald Trump will announce his pick for vice president early this week, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence appears to be the front runner for the job.

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Anna Deavere Smith: We Must Come Together in This National Moment of Pain

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Actress, Playwright, and NYU Professor Anna Deavere Smith discusses how we can find solutions to the problems of racism and police brutality in America. 


Dallas Shooting and the Intersection of Police and Guns

Friday, July 08, 2016

Five Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded at what was otherwise a peaceful rally. How do you police in a country awash in guns?

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What Data Can Tell Us About Police Shootings

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The Washington Post has tracked every fatal police shooting since January 1, 2015. What do those numbers reveal? 


Understanding the Ballot Initiative, Our Most Direct Democracy

Thursday, July 07, 2016

This November, voters across the country will decide on ballot measures on everything from legalizing marijuana to repealing the death penalty. 

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The History of the Everyday

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Historian Greg Jenner explores the quirky and surprising stories of human history in "A Million Years In A Day: A Curious History Of Everyday Life From The Stone Age To The Phone Age."


When Television Cancellations Get You Down

Friday, July 01, 2016

Often a spring ritual, television cancellations come fast and furious whether or not the fans love the show or the critics hate it.

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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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