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:

Belle and Sebastian Want to Solve Our Human Problems

Friday, December 08, 2017

Indie darlings Belle & Sebastian have a new trilogy of EPs out, and this time they're doing something special for their fans. 

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Day Laborers Left Vulnerable After Natural Disasters

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Day laborers are often relied upon for construction work following natural disasters. But the undocumented status of many of those workers makes them vulnerable to exploitation. 

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Congressman Fights For Yemen as Nation Facing Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Monday, December 04, 2017

 An estimated 10,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen’s war.


The GOP Tax Bill Could Hurt Puerto Rico

Friday, December 01, 2017

Puerto Rican officials say the House tax bill would further hurt the island because it would apply a 20 percent excise tax on products and services for the island. 


Conservative Christians Watch GOP Tax Bill With Hopeful Eyes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The GOP tax bill would get rid of a rule that bars churches, and nonprofit charities from engaging in politics, which could create a new avenue for political spending.

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Baltimore Detective Murdered Amid Corruption Investigation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The murder of a Baltimore detective has revealed a web of connections to an ongoing corruption investigation into the city’s elite Gun Trace Task Force.


Rohingya Women Bear The Brunt of Myanmar's Violent Crackdown

Monday, November 27, 2017

"I guess women are seen as property and if you want to inflict damage, you damage property don’t you?" says documentarian Shafiur Rahman.


Tracking U.S. Involvement in the War in Yemen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

As the war in Yemen continues, and Yemeni people face starvation and a cholera epidemic, the American media is failing to report on the U.S. role in the conflict. 


Argentine Submarine Remains Missing With 44 Crew on Board

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A search is underway to recover an Argentine submarine and its 44-member crew. Stormy seas have hindered rescue efforts, and there is a limited amount of oxygen available on board.


How Legal Gun Owners Fuel Violent Crime

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Every two minutes, a gun is stolen in America. A new report argues that "American gun owners, preoccupied with self-defense, are inadvertently arming the very criminals they fear."

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Mugabe Refuses to Resign After Coup

Monday, November 20, 2017

Following a coup last week, the people of Zimbabwe were thrown into confusion on Sunday as President Robert Mugabe refused to resign. 


Corruption Investigation Into Baltimore Police Sweeps Up Philly Officer

Monday, November 20, 2017

Officer Eric Snell, who worked for three years for the Baltimore Police Department before moving to serve in Philadelphia, was charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine.


Can Zimbabwe Have a Peaceful Transition of Power?

Friday, November 17, 2017

South African envoys in Zimbabwe held talks yesterday with detained President Mugabe and his army chief, in an effort to form consensus on the military coup launched earlier this week.


Putin Has No Master Plan

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Author Mikhail Zygar argues that the Russian president and his court of oligarchs are primarily focused on short-term goals, not a long-term foreign policy strategy.


Rohingya Refugees Hold Out Hope for U.S. Intervention

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As Rex Tillerson meets with Aung San Suu Kyi, one Rohingya refugee in Milwaukee hopes that the U.S. will help stop the violent campaign being waged against Myanmar's ethnic minority.


G.O.P. Senate Candidate Roy Moore Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Underage Girls

Friday, November 10, 2017

Four women are accusing Roy Moore, Republican Senate candidate from Alabama, of sexual assault and harassment, according to a report from The Washington Post. 


A Deadly Error

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Pentagon is supposed to report felonies to the federal gun database, but the Air Force has admitted that an oversight lapse made it easier for gunman Devin Kelley to buy his weapons.


Returning to a Place of Worship Marked by Violence

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

After a shooting like the one in Sutherland Springs, how do people of faith move forward? A member of the Oak Creek Sikh Temple, which experienced its own mass shooting, weighs in.


Puerto Rican Veterans Struggle in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

After Puerto Rico's infrastructure was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, Veterans Affairs workers are fighting to get their patients on the island the care they need. 


With Texas Gunman's Rampage, 30 Years of Friendship Lost

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Debbie Bolf lost her best friend in the Texas shooting on Sunday. That woman, Karla Holcombe, was killed along with seven of her family members.