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

The Lucas Museum's long 'tortured' road to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discusses the Lucas Museum's many false starts and what its arrival in Los Angeles means for the city.

#OscarsSoWhite is definitely not canceled

Writer and activist April Reign is the creator of #OscarsSoWhite. Despite what you may have read, she says, the hashtag is just as relevant in 2017.

10 moments women slayed TV in 2016

From Beyoncé to Samantha Bee, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Issa Rae, here are 10 women who slayed TV in 2016.

How the creators of 'The OA' made a 'long format mind-bender'

Actress Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij pitched their complicated eight-hour story in a novel way and managed to keep it a secret until now.

'20th Century Women' reflects how filmmaker Mike Mills was raised in a matriarchy

The writer-director tapped a lifetime of experience with strong, inspirational women, from his mother and sisters to his wife, Miranda July.

Gael García Bernal: Poetry, politics, movies, migration

The actor talks about the power of poetry and film, and the prospect of the U.S.-Mexico relationship going through another transition.

Fortuitous timing for web series, 'The Secret Life of Muslims'

After the presidential campaign in which Donald Trump made controversial comments about Islam and Muslims, a documentary series attempts to set the record straight.

Life goes on after a crisis in Mia Hansen-Løve's film 'Things To Come'

Filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve and Isabelle Huppert team up for a personal film called Things to Come. It's a French film about a woman in mid-life made by a woman in her early 30s.

Meet the filmmaker who made that Disney short in front of 'Moana'

The filmmaker of the short film "Inner Workings" looked to the internal cultural struggle between his Brazilian side and his Japanese side for inspiration.

Natalie Portman: Hollywood still needs more women

Natalie Portman is getting Oscar buzz for "Jackie" but she says the best part of awards season is getting to spend time with other actresses, something she rarely gets to do while working because most films lack more than one role for women.

Ruth Negga takes a stand on equality, race, representation with 'Loving'

The Irish actress co-stars in the film about the Virginia couple convicted in 1959 when interracial marriage was a crime in that state. Their case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Jon Robin Baitz's play, "Vicuña," has a new post-election resonance

Harry Groener, who plays a Donald Trump-like candidate, says the cast had to make some adjustments at the first show after the election.

The real-life thriller behind the making of 'The Ivory Game'

The directors of "The Ivory Game" used hidden cameras to tell the world about the underground ivory trade. They hope it will help save the elephants.

From VR to 'Atlanta': Director Janicza Bravo is on the rise

From a lauded virtual reality film about police brutality involving an unarmed black man to an episode of the FX comedy "Atlanta", director Janicza Bravo is someone to watch.

How Trump and the 2016 election fueled the fast writing of 'Vicuña'

Playwright Jon Robin Baitz challenged himself to write his new play "Vicuña" in just a few short months in time to get it up on stage before the 2016 Presidential election.