Matt Dangelantonio Associate Producer, AirTalk

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Matt Dangelantonio is an Associate Producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC.

Before starting work with KPCC, Matt spent three years as reporter with Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, Florida, where he covered daily top stories, severe weather, and breaking news on the radio and television. His work included covering two tropical storms, interviewing a presidential candidate, and covering the 2012 Republican National Convention. Matt was also the Jacksonville Jaguars reporter at home games during the NFL Network on Sirius XM’s Sunday coverage of the NFL.

Matt began working in radio while studying broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University, first as an on-air jock and eventually as the Programming Director at WJPZ-FM 89.1. He was also a part-time general assignment reporter for AM 570/106.5 FM WSYR, covering breaking news and top stories in the greater Syracuse area as well as providing analysis and commentary during pre-game and post-game shows for Syracuse men’s basketball and football.

Matt is a native of New Hampshire. When he’s not working on AirTalk, Matt enjoys traveling, watching his beloved Red Sox, Patriots, and Syracuse Orange, playing his guitar, and eating or making the spiciest food he can find.


Stories by Matt Dangelantonio

What Trump's budget cuts could mean for arts, public broadcasting

President Trump’s transition team staff met ahead of the inauguration to plan federal bureaucracy cuts — including eliminating funding for the arts and privatizing funding for public broadcasting.

Debating Councilmember Bonin’s ‘clean money’ election reforms

On January 16, Councilmember Mike Bonin introduced a motion for the city to publicly finance local elections in Los Angeles.

The pluses and pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

The use of jailhouse informants to help prosecutors convict criminals is in the spotlight in Southern California after the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it would open an investigation into the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Department.

LASD won't change for Trump

Many immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally are wondering what the future holds for them and their families.

5 things you should know before voting on Measure M

Earlier this year, L.A. County Metro CEO Phil Washington unveiled a $120 billion plan to revamp the city’s public transit system.

67 percent of wildlife may go extinct? Don't panic just yet

A recent report from the World Wildlife Fund has found that two-thirds of vertebrate animals could be extinct by 2020, but some researchers are skeptical about these numbers.

3 things to know about California's Prop 61 prescription drug initiative

California’s Proposition 61, which proposes more affordable prescription drug coverage, has become one of the most highly debated measures this election.

Metro chief: More cars, frequency will ease Expo Line delays

L.A. Metro CEO says Expo Line commuters can expect faster rides, Blue Line riders can expect to see upgrades and more security and Gold Line-goers can expect more parking.

How to avoid the 'bystander effect': Don't just yell 'help'

A woman is dragged out of a store in broad daylight by a hammer-wielding man and the whole thing is caught on camera. But despite there being witnesses to the incident, no one steps in to help.

5 things you need to know about California's new climate change legislation

California will now be the nation’s example for reducing climate change after Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation yesterday that will require the Golden State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below the 1990 levels by the year 2030.

West Hollywood wants the Metro

West Hollywood has been calling for light rail within its borders for years. Now, the city is making a serious push to get a Metro stop.

Former DA calls for changes in how LA County investigates police shootings

Former District Attorney Gil Garcetti told AirTalk’s Larry Mantle he feels the attorney general, rather than the district attorney, should investigate incidents in which an officer fires on civilians.

LA Times humorist on why millennials balked at #MillennialPledge

For a generation that claims to be good at understanding satire, apparently we can't take a joke.

How a team of engineers unintentionally brought down VW

While most of us are just finding out about VW’s deceit this week, one man and his research team began noticing some troubling discrepancies more than two years ago while doing research on emissions from VW cars.

Americans: White, fat, loud, slovenly, binge-drinking, overconfident elitists?

If you’re traveling abroad and trying to blend in, here’s a hint: stop trying. Everyone probably knows you’re American. At least, that’s what a video from YouTube user SW Yoon that went viral last week would suggest.