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

Sundance documentaries show how people escape through movies

"Escaping into a movie" is a phrase that can be thrown around a little too casually. But in the case of two new documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, it's real.

'Doc McStuffins' counts Michelle Obama among its fans

Over more than two seasons on the air, the show has become a cultural reference point for discussing race on television.

'Dope' Filmmaker gets courted at Sundance

Sundance 2015: The filmmaker of "Dope" one of the buzziest movies at the festival talks about the wild ride of premiering the movie.

'The Hunger Games' producer on why women get paid less in Hollywood

Former Disney Studios executive Nina Jacobson breaks down the industry's gender pay gap, an open secret that was exposed in Sony's computer hack.

Producer of 'Dear White People' says Hollywood will get more diverse

Stephanie Allain, an executive producer of "Dear White People," says Oscar nominations will change when there are more opportunities for non-white filmmakers.

An artist devotes a museum to himself in his apartment

Picasso and Dali have their own museums. Why not 39-year-old Bert Rodriguez? Make sure you visit the gift shop, er, gift shelf.

Neil Young is on a mission to restore 'the history of recorded sound'

The musician launched Pono, a high-resolution music player, with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. He wants to give music lovers an alternative to MP3s.

'Girls' showrunner on season 4 and 'falling in love' with Lena Dunham

Jenni Konner stopped by the Frame studio to talk about the new season, falling "in love" with Dunham, and what script doctoring taught her about writing.

Radio vets team up for 'Invisibilia,' a new podcast on human behavior

Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller have been in the radio business for years, but they're trying something new to explore "the invisible forces that shape human behavior."

Mark Duplass gets naked and gets real about the film business in 'Togetherness'

Then filmmaker and his brother, Jay, created the HBO series to show people who are struggling in the entertainment business and reevaluating their lives.

Writer Graham Moore and his passion project

Screenwriter Graham Moore wanted to tell the unbelievable true story of Alan Turing since he was a a geeky boy at space camp where Turing was a hero.

The female rabbi who helps weave Jewish and trans themes in 'Transparent'

Meet the Rabbi that helps Jill Soloway blend Jewish themes with trans themes on the ground-breaking Amazon original series "Transparent."

'Into the Woods' scribe James Lapine learns the writer is king on Broadway, but not in Hollywood

Tony-winning playwright and theater legend James Lapine compares Hollywood to Broadway and talks making his first produced screenplay, "Into The Woods."

Colbert Countdown: Back to the beginning with Colbert's first head writer

Allison Silverman, a former executive producer of "The Colbert Report," talks about the many challenges that came along with creating the show.

Colbert Countdown: Was Stephen Colbert the most trusted name in news?

The University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that "Colbert Report" viewers know more about campaign finance than viewers of any other news source.