Todd C. Frankel

Washington, D.C.

Enterprise reporter on The Washington Post's Financial desk

Education: University of Delaware, BA in English

Todd C. Frankel is an enterprise reporter on The Washington Post's Financial desk, covering people and policy. He joined The Washington Post in 2014 and has covered a range of topics, including the hidden dangers of consumer products, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the human cost behind the minerals in lithium ion batteries. He previously worked as a reporter in St. Louis; Everett, Wash.; Charleston, W.Va.; and Henderson, Ky. His stories have been honored with several journalism awards and have been included in the anthologies “Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journ
Latest from Todd C. Frankel

California’s strict gun laws don’t eliminate violence, but they have helped

State measures, pushed after previous mass shootings, mean California has fewer gun deaths per resident than most states.

January 22, 2023

Flood watch covers nearly all of California amid severe storms

New emergency evacuations were ordered and officials cautioned that more devastation is in store as the state braces for another wave of rain on Monday.

January 15, 2023

Florida’s DeSantis steps up pressure on Disney World

DeSantis, who has been at odds with Disney since last year, signaled he wants Florida lawmakers to exert control over the company's special taxing district.

January 6, 2023

Peloton fined $19 million in fatal treadmill accident

It’s among the largest civil penalties in the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s history. Peloton is being fined for the hazardous treadmill defeats.

January 5, 2023

After years of accidents involving kids, home elevator firm agrees to recall

Safety regulators sued to force ThyssenKrupp Access to address problem that trapped children

September 15, 2022

Feeling unwelcome in blue states, gun companies move to red ones

At least 20 manufacturers have shifted operations, mirroring the widening political divide.

August 29, 2022

Senators slam transplant agency in contentious hearing

“You should lose this contract,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told the head of the agency. “You should not be allowed anywhere near the organ transplant system in this country.”

August 3, 2022

70 deaths, many wasted organs are blamed on transplant system errors

The errors included failures to identify disease in donor kidneys, hearts and livers, as well as mix-ups in matching blood types and delays in blood and urine tests that were not completed before transplant surgeries occurred.

August 3, 2022

Companies made more than $1B selling powerful guns to civilians, report says

Republican lawmakers defended gun rights, while Democrats blasted the manufacturers' marketing campaigns and profits amid a surge in gun violence.

July 27, 2022

Disney says it will cover employee travel costs for abortions

Corporations are scrambling to adjust policies after the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade.

June 24, 2022