Meet the Team

Dave Franco

Videographer

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 farmer harvests plants
 U.S.

How Far Can Urban Farming Go To Solve Food Insecurity?

Attorney Sarah Weddington speaks with Newsy's Alex Miller
NewsyPolitics

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

Man dresses as a Chinese Railroad Worker at the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Dave FrancoU.S.

What Does It Take To Rectify The History Of Chinese Railroad Workers?

Katie Gruman has filed several insurance appeals, citing mental health parity.
Dave Franco / NewsySci/Health

How Mental Health Parity Complications Are Hurting Patients

Kenny Wong, A Chinese Railroad Worker Descendant
Dave FrancoU.S.

How Do You Honor Your Ancestors When They've Been Erased From History?

A member of the Guardian Patriots at the U.S.-Mexico border
Newsy / Dave FrancoPolitics

Are Armed 'Guardian Patriots' At US-Mexico Border Breaking The Law?

Maggie Whittum suffered a stroke at 33.
Newsy StaffU.S.

Why More Young People Are Having Strokes

If you need to talk to someone, text "CONNECT" to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
 U.S.

The Number Of U.S. Kids With Mental Health Issues Is Growing

Dave Franco, NEWSY staffPolitics

Why People Of Color Are Being Shut Out Of The Cannabis Industry

James Dann of Thornton, Colorado pauses at at the Columbine Memorial Park on April 20, 2009 in Littleton, Colorado.
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Trauma Affects Survivors Decades Later

A woman walks by a mural in downtown El Paso.
Newsy / Dave FrancoU.S.

Border Closure Delayed, But Anxiety Still High For El Paso Community

A tractor sprays in a field of wheat plants.
 U.S.

The Herbicide Debate In Monsanto's Cancer Lawsuit Is Complicated

Zach Cartaya, a Columbine High School massacre survivor, cofounded the Rebels Project, a nonprofit that connects survivors.
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

For Mass Shooting Survivors, Talking Is Critical For Mental Health

A dockless e-scooter sits on a busy street.
Dave Franco / NewsySci/Health

The CDC Is Investigating E-Scooter Injuries For The First Time

Doctors look at heart monitors
 U.S.

What Is TAVR, And Could It Save Thousands From Open-Heart Surgery?

 Sci/Health

You Can't "Recover" Lost Sleep On Weekends, New Study Says

Steve Rice survived a heart attack at age 32.
Steven RiceU.S.

Meet The 32 Year Old Man Who Was Conscious Through His Heart Surgery

Getty ImagesPolitics

Move Toward National Popular Vote Gains Momentum

Sofia Montoya, 20, talks to her peers about her congenital heart disease.
Sofia MontoyaU.S.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Woman On Her Second Pacemaker

A bird perches on the U.S. border fence
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Border Wall Emergency Could Make Things Worse For Endangered Species

A group of young adults
 Sci/Health

What's Herd Immunity, And Why Does It Matter?

Sherryn Hensley has had five heart attacks since age 37.
Dave FrancoU.S.

Meet The Young Woman Who Had Two Heart Attacks In Ten Days

People holding hands
 Sci/Health

What A Tiny Rodent's Brain Can Tell Us About Love

Garden in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Newsy / Dave FrancoU.S.

Reliving The Parkland Shooting With The People Who Were There

Maddy Wilford interning with the Broward County Hosptial
Courtesy of David WilfordU.S.

Parkland Survivor Maddy Wilford Returns To Hospital — As An Intern

Memorial to Nick Dworet who was shot and killed in the Parkland shooting
Newsy / Dave FrancoU.S.

For Some Parents Of Parkland Victims, Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds

Parkland shooting survivor Anthony Borges shows scars
Newsy / Sarah GirouxU.S.

The Road To Recovery For Parkland's Humble Hero, Anthony Borges

Commuters bundle up in Chicago.
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesU.S.

What Brutal Cold Does To Your Body

A satellite image showing the towns of Puerto Palomas and Columbus
Newsy / Jake Godin / Google EarthPolitics

What A Mexican And US Border Town Think Of Trump's Wall

A birds-eye view of the border at the southern end of James Johnson's farm in New Mexico.
Newsy / Jake GodinPolitics

Small Bordertown Finds Itself In Middle Of Political Debate Over Wall