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:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
As violence against Syrian civilians continues, one journalist give her perspective on what it means to be Syrian and see your home come apart at the seams.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The new congressional map drawn by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could help Democrats win the U.S. House of Representatives this fall.
Friday, February 16, 2018
The nation finds itself at a turning point in a major fight over redistricting and gerrymandering. This special podcast takes you on a tour to find out if we can fix the system.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Girl Scouts in Georgia are hoping to rename the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge for Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. Talmadge was a segregationist governor of Georgia.
Monday, February 05, 2018
Now that Sam Brownback is officially serving as an ambassador for the Trump administration, Republican Jeff Colyer is the new governor of Kansas. Is Colyer up for the task?
Friday, February 02, 2018
After getting the go-ahead from President Trump, House Republicans made the GOP memo public on Friday.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Some officials in Puerto Rico think FEMA's decision is premature, since an estimated 1 million people still remain without power and roughly 118,000 don’t have access to clean water.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Do average Americans feel the economy is working for them?
Friday, January 26, 2018
Musician PJ Morton, landed two Grammy nominations for his solo album "Gumbo." Ahead of the Grammy Awards, Morton speaks with The Takeaway about how politics have shaped his sound.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The case of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has raised questions for parents about whom to trust with the care of child athletes.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been targeting people living here illegally with criminal records, but a series of arrests of prominent immigrant activists has raised questions.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Americans haven't heard much about the ongoing war in Syria lately, but there’s a new front in the conflict with complicated and high stakes for the U.S.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Increasingly tougher sanctions from the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and others have failed to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.
Friday, January 12, 2018
The nation's largest employer had good news for most of its 1.4 million employees yesterday. What does Walmart's announcement mean for the future of retail work?
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
At the end of 2017, Congress passed a stopgap spending bill for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). But it's already clear that the funding is not enough.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
As the Trump Administration continues to end long-standing U.S. immigration policies, families face uncertainty, and many face the prospect of danger and death in their homelands.
Friday, January 05, 2018
There are about four million Americans who have some kind of housing assistance. Now, some of those families have an opportunity to move into more affluent areas.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
As the divisions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to deepen, it appears that Kim Jong-un is ready to look to his long-estranged neighbor: South Korea.
Friday, December 29, 2017
In day two of The Takeaway's coverage of the private pension system, we talk to an employee about how cuts to private pension plans hurts her and her colleagues.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
In 1990, 43 percent of private sector employees were covered by some kind of pension plan. Today, traditional pensions in the private sector are disappearing.