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Brian Frank

Editor, Digital and Special Projects (he/him)

I'm a journalist with a product mindset, combining data, automation, and storytelling to engage and inform the community. I help to oversee our daily and breaking news coverage while shepherding some of our larger initiatives, including the development of interactive tools that have allowed readers to explore the health of our bridges, track wildfires, and navigate elections.

I've relished the sage and chaparral scents of Southern California since I was a boy, but like so many Angelenos I only landed in L.A. as an adult. I stay for the city's rugged trails and creative energy, the inimitable color of its light, the pink donut boxes and kaleidoscopic flavors, the neighborhoods without any signs in English, the way its denizens tattoo their truths on the streets, and for all the people who tirelessly defy both labels and expectations.

In a previous life, I taught English as a second language in a tiny seaside town in Japan and oversaw a program for at-risk youth on the edge of the Alaskan bush.

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