Darby Maloney Arts & Entertainment Editor

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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

TIFF14: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' audience fandom at Midnight Madness

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."

Talking and singing about — and biking to — the Emmys

“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.

Taylor Kitsch, hungry for creative control, directs a new short film

After starring in two expensive box office bombs, Kitsch produced, funded and starred in "Pieces," which premieres in Palm Springs this weekend.