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 '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.

With 'Fresh Romance,' Janelle Asselin advocates for more women in comic books

Janelle Asselin was criticized after she spoke out against depictions of women in comic books, and it's led to her reviving a romance comics series.

Noah Baumbach says he feels 'a long way from 25'

The filmmaker reveals some of his personal anxieties about aging and creativity that went into his new film, "While We're Young."

How the writers on 'Justified' kept Elmore Leonard's spirit alive

With the FX series ending its six-season run, creator Graham Yost says whenever the show's writers got stuck, they would ask themselves: What Would Leonard Do?

GLAAD sees gains in depictions throughout media — except film

On the eve of the awards ceremony, GLAAD's director of entertainment media breaks down the current situation for LGBT characters in entertainment.

Ethan Hawke says, for the artist, it’s OK to be nervous

Ethan Hawke has a confession to make: He suffers from stage fright. It's something pianist Seymour Bernstein at a dinner party.

TV producer David Shore goes from 'House' to 'Battle Creek'

"Battle Creek" was the brainchild of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, who sold it to CBS 12 years ago. It was revived by David Shore, creator of the hit show, “House.”

'The Lego Movie' directors partner with Will Forte to make the apocalypse fun

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have parlayed their feature film success into an offbeat TV comedy for Fox, with the former SNL cast member as "The Last Man on Earth."

'Hamilton' is the talk of New York theater

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, respectively the show's creator and director, talk about the creative partnership that's led to the hottest musical of the year.

Composers get a Sundance education at Skywalker Ranch

The Sundance Institute holds a much-coveted bi-annual workshop for film composers at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Northern California.

Oscars 2015: How 'Paranormal Activity' got Jason Blum to the Academy Awards

The producer's company is synonymous with low-budget genre movies, but now he's co-produced Best Picture nominee "Boyhood" — and he's attending the Academy Awards.

Documentary shows the intensity a veterans' crisis center

The short documentary, "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," produced by Dana Perry and directed by Ellen Goosenberg Kent, goes inside the only crisis hotline center for veterans in the United States.