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:

Veteran: We Must Protect Standing Rock Protesters from Police Violence

Friday, December 02, 2016

An estimated 2,000 veterans will arrive in North Dakota on Sunday. Michael Wood Jr., a former Marine Corps sergeant, explains why he is planning on turning out.

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Without Action, Obama Will Leave Behind a 'Humanitarian Abomination' in Syria

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Ambassador Frederic Hof says it is not too late for this administration to offer some degree of protection to civilians in Syria. 

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Despite Winter Weather, Unity Remains at Standing Rock

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We check in on the situation at Standing Rock, where a growing number of protesters are hunkering down in freezing temperatures as Monday's evacuation deadline approaches. 

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In the Trump Era, Comics Become a Protest Tool

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Alison Bechdel's self-syndicated comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" ran for 25 years, and now she's bringing it back for the Trump era. 

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Supreme Court to Re-Examine Intellectual Disability and Execution

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The court will decide if the state of Texas has used unfair mental health criteria to sentence an intellectually disabled man to death. 

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Senator Cory Booker Says "This is a Crisis"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Senator Cory Booker contemplates what led to his party's stunning defeat on Election Day and what the American people need most right now from their elected leaders.

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The Future of Black Lives Matter Under a Trump Presidency

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Black Lives Matter is preparing for an administration that will likely be less tolerant than the Obama Administration, with a President-elect who relied on hate in his campaign.

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Former NSA and CIA Chief on Trump

Monday, November 21, 2016

General Michael Hayden said recently that the intelligence community needs to "man up" when briefing Trump. 

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The Future of Obamacare

Monday, November 21, 2016

20 million Americans gear up for the potential dismantling of their healthcare system.

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What Life is Really Like in a Refugee Camp

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The realities of daily life for refugees has been largely lost in recent weeks amidst the distractions of the U.S. election.

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What Will the Next Four Years of Racial Justice Look Like in America?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Throughout the campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly offended minority voters. Now that he's president-elect, how will he reconcile his rhetoric with a vision for all Americans?

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Muslim-American Mom: My Daughter Wants to Run For President

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ahsia Badi is a Muslim woman and mother of two daughters in New York City. She discusses what a victory for President-elect Donald Trump means for her and her family. 

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Will Twitter Live to See the 2020 Election?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Twitter announced that people in the United States have sent one billion tweets about the 2016 election since last August. But will it still be around in four years?

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Reports of Voter Intimidation Come in Alongside Early Voting

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Donald Trump has been calling on his supporters to monitor the polls for months, but it appears some instances of voter intimidation have already taken place across the country. 


An Artist Renegotiates Race through Found Objects

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In a new exhibit titled “Until” at Mass MoCA, visual artist Nick Cave uses found objects to represent a landscape of American race and identity.  


Why Some Are Defending the Dakota Access Pipeline

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Craig Stevens, a spokesperson for the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now, supports the construction and operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Tens of Thousands Arrested as Crackdown in Turkey Continues

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In Turkey, the fallout from a failed coup attempt in July continues. Over the weekend, President Erdoğan dismissed 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 media outlets.


Get to Know The First Woman Who Ever Ran for President

Friday, October 28, 2016

Long before Hillary Clinton, Shirley Chisholm, or the 12 other women who have run for president of the United States, there was Victoria Woodhull.

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Indigenous People Fight Back with #NativeLivesMatter Movement

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

As indigenous activists stand up to the Dakota Access Pipeline, others are protesting the recent police killing of a young Native American woman.

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The Huge Ambition of Author Jonathan Safran Foer

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The new novel by writer Jonathan Safran Foer, "Here I Am," weaves together stories of faith, marriage, family, and modern life.