Darby Maloney Arts & Entertainment Editor
Darby C. Maloney is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Southern California Public Radio.
She has a background covering the entertainment industry as producer of KCRW’s "The Business" and the "Hollywood Breakdown." Darby is part of a team that will expand KPCC’s coverage of the arts, entertainment, and creativity with a new as-yet unnamed daily show.
While at KCRW Darby 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
As the show launches its 26th season, we go inside the yellow halls and cluttered work stations of the people who bring Springfield to life, plus a look at Sunday's weird couch gag.
'Transparent' creator says, "I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters."
The show's creator, Barbara Hall, explains how the reality of being a woman in a man’s world has always found its way into her work.
The trumpeter has been mentoring young musicians for decades. His relationship with a recent protegé is chronicled in a new documentary.
Kevin Smith screens his horror film "Tusk" to Toronto Film Fest audience. "I can still show 'em something new after two decades doing the job."
“Mad Men” producer Tom Smuts will arrive at the red carpet not in a limo, but on two wheels. Plus, Dan Bern sings his odes to Emmy nominees.
After starring in two expensive box office bombs, Kitsch produced, funded and starred in "Pieces," which premieres in Palm Springs this weekend.