Meet the Team

Dave Franco


Dave has been immersed in the world of film and video for the last decade. With a BFA from the University of Colorado at Denver, Dave is always looking for the next story to tell. He enjoys travel, music, good whiskey and great conversations.

  Recent Work
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

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

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

People holding hands

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

An image of a border crossing between the United States and Mexico.
Newsy / Dave FrancoPolitics

How Trump's Dream Wall Stacks Up To What's Already There

The effect of a high tech tattoo when exposed to UV light.
Glenn Asakawa / CU BoulderSci/Health

The Tattoo That Can Tell Your Temperature

A concept vehicle at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
Newsy / Dave FrancoTech

CES Asks: How Do You Get Someone To Want More Self-Driving Cars?

A Predator drone operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protections near the Mexican border on March 7, 2013
Getty ImagesPolitics

Could Drones Secure The Border Better Than Trump's Wall?

A physical therapy glove demonstration at CES 2019
Newsy / Dave FrancoPolitics

At CES, Personal Health Tech Makes Promising Strides

A woman works out at The Phoenix
Dave Franco/NewsySci/Health

Inside The Gym That Combines Sobriety And Fitness

The fourth version of the Media Bias Chart
Ad Fontes Media, Inc. / Vanessa OteroPolitics

This Map Can Help Navigate The Partisan Media Landscape

A patron smashes objects at a popular smash room.
KMTV / ScrippsSci/Health

Rage Rooms Feel Good, But They Might Make You More Stressed

A close up of a burger.
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSci/Health

One Sleepless Night Might Be Enough To Cause Unhealthy Cravings

climbers on an indoor rock wall
Newsy staffSci/Health

How Adaptive Climbing Is Helping Veterans Fight PTSD

Getty ImagesPolitics

Congress Has Legalized Hemp. What Does That Mean For CBD?

Firefighters and police officers salute as the ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow Police officer who was killed.
Scott Olson/Getty ImagesSci/Health

How Firefighters Use VR and Mindfulness To Tackle Stress

A Thanksgiving spread
kroo2u / CC BY 2.0Sci/Health

For The Average American, 'Tis The Season To Eat More Than Usual

Rescue workers search an area where they discovered suspected human remains in a home destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Getty Images / Justin SullivanU.S.

The Number Of Those Unaccounted For In The Camp Fire Keeps Changing

A Camp Fire evacuee sorts through donated clothing in a Walmart parking lot on November 15, 2018 in

Unneeded Donations Pour In After California's Deadliest Wildfire

A dog searches for remains in Paradise, California
Getty ImagesU.S.

Taking Stock After California Wildfires Is A Long, Dangerous Process

Christiane Baigent conducts analysis at Colorado Mesa University's Forensic Investigation Research Station (FIRS).
Colorado Mesa University / Melissa ConnorU.S.

Inside A Remote Station That Uses Climate To Study Decomposing Bodies

Sarah Pilarowski and her daughter Lydia look at photos from when Lydia was diagnosed with AFM in 2014.
Newsy/Dave FrancoU.S.

As Polio-Like Illness Spreads, Family Shares Daughter's Recovery Story