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

How Hollywood can change to give women greater opportunity

In part one of our conversation with women filmmakers we discussed specific instances of gender bias the women faced. Now we talk possible solutions.

Top women filmmakers reveal stories of gender bias in Hollywood

While the women-directed "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" are hits, we talk with the women behind movies like "Twilight" and "Crash" about facing bias even after success.

Upfronts: Colbert selfies, Supergirl rules and Miley Cyrus in pasties

Stephen Colbert wowed crowds, "Supergirl" looks great, people don't know what NBC is thinking with its Dolly Parton movie series and Miley Cyrus played Johnny Cash in pasties.

Upfronts: NBC courts Latinos, Spanish-language TV courts millennials

The networks are going hard after Latinos; here's your break down of efforts from Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Cowell and others.

Upfronts: 7 hot new shows from ABC, NBC and Fox

From old franchises like "The Muppets" (now updated to include marijuana jokes) to... a bunch of shows trying to copy other shows or using nostalgia.

Cannes 2015 preview: The 6 most anticipated films

From Pixar's "Inside Out" to Matthew McConaughey's highly-anticipated indie film, we break down the most buzzed about films from the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

How one LA teen turned turmoil into a ticket to Broadway

High schooler Shaila Essley competes Monday night in the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, one of the most prestigious opportunities for young actors.

Why MoMA is a huge disappointment and the Whitney gets it

"The Guggenheim is that friend that has an amazing apartment but has no idea what to do with it, and they're always going off half-cocked and coming back with a big mess."

Tax credit has officials hopeful Hollywood will shoot locally

California is preparing to launch its newly-expanded tax credits program. The available funding has more than tripled — from $100 million to $330 million annually.

Josh Gad on 'The Comedians' and almost turning down 'Book of Mormon'

The "Book of Mormon" and "Frozen" actor plays a version of himself on FX's "The Comedians," whose failures are heightened, with negative traits multiplied.

Tony Awards 2015: 'An American In Paris,' 'Fun Home' top musical nods

The frontrunners in the dramatic arena are "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Hand to God." Meanwhile, Hollywood stars trying Broadway mostly came up short.

How 'Happyish' moved on after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

Creator Shalom Auslander had to regroup after the overdose of his original lead actor. Watch the full first episode of the dramedy here.

How movies like 'Batman v Superman' came together for casting directors

Two casting directors explain how they chose the stars for "Man of Steel," "Hairspray," "Wonder Woman," "Cloud Atlas," "Game Change" and more.

Theater owner rep John Fithian says they want more diversity

The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is presiding at a time when theater owners want more women, more minorities and more family films.

Record Store Day: The innovative Dolphin's of Hollywood

Dolphin's was one of L.A.'s first African-American-owned record stores. It was one of the first to let customers listen at listening stations. Its owner was later murdered.