Matt Bloom Apprentice News Clerk, Digital
Matt Bloom is an Apprentice News Clerk for KPCC's digital team.
Prior to that, Matt worked as a 2016 summer intern at KPCC, where he reported breaking news and feature stories. When he was NPR’s National Desk intern, he helped produce the pilot episode of "Embedded," a podcast hosted by Kelly McEvers where reporters take a story from the headlines and “go deep.”
His favorite reporting memories include jumping on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle in Uganda, publishing an article that led to the revision of Indiana University’s preferred name policy for transgender students, and being told by a school president, “I don’t have time for you” six consecutive times at a football game.
Stories by Matt Bloom
Anaheim police arrested two 16-year-old Savanna High School students before classes began Thursday morning for making threats online targeting the school.
The city’s governing body for neighborhood councils has certified the results of an April 6 election, rejecting the formation of a new council for Skid Row.
The city expects coinciding events to attract tens of thousands to the area. The calendar includes two U2 concerts, a two-day NASA JPL open house and the final leg of a cycling tour.
Short security posts built by a L.A. company appear to have played a role in stopping a car involved in the deadly pedestrian crash in Times Square on Thursday afternoon.
About 100 Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies conducted the raid on Monday in a remote area northwest of Los Angeles. The birds seized included roosters, hens and chicks.
Several Southern California politicians introduced a resolution denouncing human rights violations by the Chechen government.
Ferrell’s wide-ranging, 30-minute speech at the school’s commencement retold his personal story from a post-grad slump to famous comedic actor, with plenty of jokes in between.
Four nests of the endangered western snowy plover have been found on L.A.'s state beaches, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week.
This year's record-setting rainfall has led to the blooming of thousands of purple Brodiaea filifolia, which is the city flower of Glendora.
The California state treasurer handed checks out to nine Southern California schools on Friday, providing funding for new extracurricular activities.
After a five-hour public forum held Wednesday night, a panel unanimously recommended the city either grant Skid Row its own neighborhood council or a hold a new election without online voting.
The council said it would work with the No-Kill Los Angeles coalition, rescue organizations and the public to develop a “comprehensive strategy” to meet its year-end goal.
There's been little economic improvement in the communities most affected by the L.A. Riots 25 years ago, according to a UCLA study released Thursday.
The city released numbers from its bi-annual homeless count on Tuesday, saying its homeless population fell by nearly 500 people — from 2,345 in 2015 to 1,843.
Multiple trucks and vehicles collided in a deadly wreck on Interstate 5 north of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.