Meet the Team

Dave Franco


Dave Franco is a videographer for Newsy. He has worked in film and video for over a decade. He got his bachelor's degree in film from the University of Colorado at Denver. He hopes that through his work, he can bring clarity to the world as seen through the lens of a camera.

  Recent Work
A father and son after the shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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After A Shooting, Mental Health Needs Are Immediate

Saugus High School on Nov. 15, 2019.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Emergency Training Helped Victims Minutes After California Shooting

Pre-school students are among the thousands of children who faced traumatic evacuations in on November 8, 2018.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Assessing Kids' Mental Health A Year After The Camp Fire

Crosses line the road leading into Paradise, California.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Mental Health Struggles Set In As Camp Fire Anniversary Nears

Crews removed debris near burned out cars in Paradise, California.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Public Health Concerns Remain One Year After CA's Deadliest Fire

A town sign outside Paradise, CA
Newsy StaffU.S.

A Year After The Deadly Camp Fire, Paradise Is Still Cleaning Up

Inerviewing the Mayor of Paradise, CA
Newsy StaffU.S.

Mayor On Camp Fire Anniversary: "We're Not Survivors, We're Pioneers"

Nola Hyland and Betsey Landis
Newsy / Dave FrancoU.S.

Los Angeles Residents Say They're Getting Used To Wildfire Evacuations

A fire crew leaving base camp to go fight the Getty Fire
Newsy / Dave FrancoU.S.

A Look At The Firefighters Working To Contain The Getty Fire

Madison Webb, 22, undergoes chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
Madison WebbSci/Health

22 Year Old Breast Cancer Patient Shares Challenges Of Young Diagnosis

Newsy/Dave FrancoPolitics

Creators Of New Voter Mapping Tool Hope To Expand Electorate In 2020

CNN / New York Times debate stage
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12 Candidates Square Off In Ohio Democratic Primary Debate

Children at an HHS-operated facility.
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesSci/Health

Separated Migrant Children Experience Long-Lasting Mental Impacts

Millennial consumers are a big part of the clothing rental market

Growth Of Sharing Economy Illustrates Unclear Future For Ownership


Uncorked: A Newsy Investigation Of The Elite Wine World

A manual accompanies and an eight hour mental health first aid class.
Dave Franco/NewsyU.S.

You Can Learn Specialized First Aid To Better Address Mental Health

Getty ImagesPolitics

DEA Says It Will Expand Access To Marijuana for Research

climbers on an indoor rock wall
Newsy staffSci/Health

How Adaptive Climbing Is Helping Veterans Fight PTSD

Rural county populations across Kansas have grown since the ROZ program began
Dave Franco/Newsy StaffPolitics

Rural Areas Turn To Student Debt Repayment To Curb Population Decline

Dayton police officers return to search for more evidence at the scene of the August 4th mass shooting
Getty ImagesU.S.

Report: Connection Between Mental Health & Mass Violence Is Overstated

Vigil in El Paso
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

El Paso Community Stands Together In The Wake Of Tragedy

Maggie Hanna, a cattle rancher
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

Getting Mental Health Care Is Harder In Rural America

A woman video conferences with a doctor.

Telemedicine Can Save Lives In Rural Areas, But It's Still Hard To Get

Lori Alhadeff, mother of slain student Alyssa Alhadeff, is now a member of the Broward County School Board.

Most Florida Schools Won't Arm Teachers After State Says They Can

Plastic packaging around beauty products
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

How The Beauty Industry Is Trying To Send Less To The Landfill

Jevon Stevens will likely lose his voting rights July 1st.

Some Floridians Will Lose Their Right To Vote (Again) July 1st

Sybrina Fulton poses with supporters

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's Mother, On Her Run For Public Office

Inside a recycling plant that makes fiber from single use plastic bottles.

A Reuse-Heavy Circular Economy Could Help Lower Plastic Pollution

A farmer harvests plants

How Far Can Urban Farming Go To Solve Food Insecurity?

Attorney Sarah Weddington speaks with Newsy's Alex Miller

Roe V. Wade Attorney: 'The Opponents Are Going Way Too Far'