Darby Maloney Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Frame

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Darby C. Maloney is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Southern California Public Radio. She works on KPCC's daily arts and entertainment program, The Frame.

Prior to joining KPCC, Darby covered the entertainment industry as producer of KCRW’s "The Business" and the "Hollywood Breakdown." While at KCRW, she launched "The Spin-off," a monthly podcast about television, contributed to other culture shows such as "Unfictional," and her work on "The Business" earned numerous awards including two Gracies, a Golden Mike, and a National Entertainment Journalism Award.

In 2006-2007 she was a contributing producer to the "This American Life" television series on Showtime. In the episode "Growth Spurt," she produced the story "Lights, Camera, Traction" about a group of people at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony who made a short film and in the process discovered what it means to be young. From 2008-2010 she helped launch and produce the web-series "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" with NOVA and WGBH. The series was nominated for a Webby and won a Streamy in that time.

Prior to her career in producing, Darby was a psychotherapist who was trained in psychoanalysis. She has a BA in English from Northwestern University and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.


Stories by Darby Maloney

Natalie Portman and the importance of having women as directors

The actress directs her first feature film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," and talks about how directing has made an impact on her as a woman.

'Suicide Squad' and 'Ghostbusters': a tale of two would-be blockbusters

Two of the summer's biggest films may end up underperforming at the box office for different reasons, but the bottom line is troubling for the studios.

'Southland' writer on depicting the human fallability of the LAPD

While writing 'Southland," Cheo Hodari Coker learned he couldn't "paint cops with one brush."

How 'Law & Order: SVU' producers wrestled with the 'hero cop' trope

Writer, producer and M.D., Neal Baer ran "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" from 2000-2011. He reflects on how relied on consultants for accuracy and why TV creators have a responsibility to the public.

How 'The Little Prince' director pitched investors with his 'magic suitcase'

Mark Osborne traveled the globe with a vintage suitcase that helped him translate his vision for adapting the classic children's book.

Ira Sachs' 'Little Men' is his nod to 'The Red Balloon' and other films about childhood

The acclaimed indie filmmaker has a proven track record of personal films that debut at Sundance and then find an audience. "Little Men" is his latest.

Rock the Vote — motivating with music, since 1990

Rock The Vote has been motivating young voters since 1990 — with a little help from rappers, movie stars and... YouTube. How does the group stay relevant in 2016?

Rep. John Lewis wants his graphic novel, 'March,' to inspire young activists

The civil rights pioneer and congressman harnesses the power of comic books to bring the message of non-violent activism to a new generation.

'Don't Think Twice': Mike Birbiglia's love letter to friendship and the art of improv

The comedian and filmmaker's new movie is about the triumphs and travails of an improv comedy troupe, but it’s not all laughs.

Betty Buckley's feminist take on the musical, 'Grey Gardens'

The Broadway icon plays Edith Beale, an aunt of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who lived out her days with her daughter in a ramshackle house in East Hampton.

'The Americans' showrunners 'recalibrate' their self-image in light of Emmys

Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields are the showrunners of the FX drama "The Americans" which until today was partially defined by being the "best show no one watched" and a show that never got love from the Emmys.

Former Hollywood intern speaks out on 'wage theft,' Fox settlement

The studio has settled a class action suit that alleged the studio was getting free labor for work usually done by paid employees.

'Other People' filmmaker to close Outfest with a personal cancer comedy

The closing night film at the LGBT film festival is the debut from writer-director Chris Kelly. It stars Molly Shannon as a terminally-ill woman in a story that was inspired by Kelly's real mother.

Roseanne Barr says her bid for president 'killed' her TV career

Comedian Roseanne Barr is the subject and executive producer of the new documentary "Roseanne for President!" which chronicles her 2012 bid for President of the US.

Academy board hopefuls want action: 'We can't wait for Hollywood to open doors'

Earlier this week, the Academy invited the largest and most diverse group of new members ever. As a result, election platforms for new governors have become polarized.