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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
LACMA's new exhibition, 'Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium,' spans five full rooms. To help you navigate, we've selected five pieces to look out for.
Robert Mapplethorpe was an era-defining portraitist, documentarian, and still-life photographer. But he's never received a major Los Angeles show — until now.
The HBO series revolves around a troubled record executive during an era when the music industry and society-at-large were going through tumultuous change.
Sarah Paulson, who plays Marcia Clark in the new FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson," describes herself as "enraged" on behalf of the prosecutor.
To tell the story of a Taiwanese-American family in a mostly white suburb, showrunner Nahnatchka Khan staffed the writers room with fellow outsiders.
As part of his duties, David Litt wrote President Obama's jokes for the White House Correspondents Dinner. Now he's moved to Funny or Die's new outpost in Washington D.C.
Jo Miller was a staff writer on "The Daily Show" until Samantha Bee was offered a show by TBS. Then Bee tapped Miller to run that show, "Full Frontal."
The religious scholar, author and now talk show host looks forward to the day when there's an "Alll in the Family"-type show with Muslim and Middle Eastern characters.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell thinks there's no place Chris Rock would rather be than 'onstage hosting the Academy Awards' while in the middle of the diversity controversy.
Researchers at USC say the entire media landscape "is still largely whitewashed" and that women and minorities are caught in an "epidemic of invisibility."
Javerbaum worked on "The Daily Show" for 11 years and was the voice behind Twitter's @TheTweetOfGod, which has over 2 million followers. After more than five years, he's quitting.
Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven shot "Mustang" in her homeland of Turkey. But she's also lived in France, which is why her film became that country's Academy Award entry.
As a producer, Ross Putman sees a lot of scripts. Now he's shedding a light on how many writers craft their female characters — and it says a lot about Hollywood.
Big Freedia helped put New Orleans bounce music on the map and it led to a TV series and a guest appearance on Beyoncé's new song.
Brian Oakes makes his directorial debut with "Jim: The James Foley Story," a documentary that explores the intersection of terrorism and conflict journalism through the life of his childhood friend.