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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

Want your package to arrive by Christmas? Here's when to send it

Time is running out, so here are the dates the U.S. Postal Service needs your packages to be postmarked to end up under your recipient's tree.

Skid Row could get its own neighborhood council

A group of residents from LA's Skid Row wants to form the district’s first neighborhood council, creating the district's own governing body.

Volunteers answer letters addressed to Santa Claus

Operation Santa, a holiday charity effort led by the US Postal Service, is celebrating its 104th year of delivering gifts to thousands in need.

Star Wars 'Rogue one' premiere means a week of street closures

Major stretches of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street will be closed in anticipation of Saturday's premiere of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

Another weekend closure for 710 Freeway

The northbound 710 Freeway between the Santa Ana and Pomona freeways will be closed from Friday night until Monday morning as a pavement replacement project continues.

Metro begins months of downtown LA intersection closures

The intersection of 2nd and Spring streets will be closed most of Saturday. And starting next week, it'll be closed all weekend for months.

Will more HIV/AIDS stories educate TV viewers?

At a panel marking World AIDS Day, activists urged Hollywood to bring HIV/AIDS back into storylines.

Cold temps force Antelope Valley's only winter shelter to open early

Even with more beds, the facility reached maximum capacity and was resorting to a lottery system, according to its executive director. "It's very frustrating," he said.

How to commemorate World AIDS Day in Los Angeles

Free concerts, tree lighting ceremonies and documentary screenings are just a few of the ways people in L.A. are commemorating the annual event.

In rare bust, deputies arrest 11 at Santa Maria cockfight

In a Thanksgiving weekend bust, deputies arrested 11 spectators at a Santa Maria cockfight. The Santa Barbara County Rural Crimes Unit credits the bust to an anonymous tip.

Local leaders send message about hate crimes: They will be prosecuted

LA attorney general Miek Feuer hosted a press conference Wednesday to reassure LA residents about the city's dediction to prosection and reduction of hate crimes.

How to be a pro volunteer this holiday season

From showing up on time to asking the right questions, we asked the experts how to be a successful volunteer this holiday season.

What to do Thanksgiving weekend in SoCal

Whether you're hosting family or flying solo, there's plenty to do this Thanksgiving weekend — including ways to walk off all those extra calories afterward.

Conservation group acquires land for wildlife corridor

On Friday, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority purchased the Chesebro Meadow property for $7 million from a private seller.

Homeless seniors find home in new SoCal apartment complex

The Winnetka Villa Apartments, a new housing development for homeless and low-income senior citizens, held its grand opening Thursday.