Matt Dangelantonio

Producer, AirTalk & FilmWeek

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Matt Dangelantonio is a producer for "AirTalk with Larry Mantle" and "FilmWeek" on KPCC.

Before coming to KPCC in 2014, Matt was a producer, reporter, and host with Cox Media Group in Jacksonville, Florida, where he covered daily top stories, severe weather, and breaking news for News 104.5 WOKV-FM on radio and Action News Jax on television. Matt was also a stringer for the NFL Network on Sirius XM, covering the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars home games during the 2012 regular season. He and his work have been featured on NPR, AP Radio News, Fox News Radio, and HLN as well as various local radio and TV affiliates.

Matt fell in love with radio as a student at Syracuse University, first as an on-air music DJ and eventually as program director at WJPZ-FM 89.1. He was also a part-time general assignment reporter for WSYR AM 570 & 106.5 FM, covering breaking news and local stories in the greater Syracuse area as well as providing analysis, studio hosting and commentary during pregame and postgame shows for Syracuse men’s basketball and football. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in broadcast and digital journalism and a minor in Spanish.

Matt is a native of New Hampshire and forever a proud New Englander, but he has grown to love his new home in Southern California. In his spare time, Matt enjoys doing CrossFit, playing guitar, board and video games, exploring L.A.'s amazing food scene and trying all the craft beer California has to offer, catching any games he can involving his beloved Patriots, Red Sox or Syracuse Orange, and exploring the West Coast and the world with his wife and their two Shepherds, Hazel the German and Duncan the Australian.

Stories by Matt Dangelantonio

What It’s Like To Go To The Movies During COVID-19

Christopher Nolan’s new time travel thriller “Tenet” has been touted as the film to bring back movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it remains to be seen whether that prediction comes true, if there’s going to be a film to do it, another one of Nolan’s so-called “brainy blockbusters” in the vein of “Inception” and “Interstellar” has as good a chance as anything. Nolan and Warner Brothers delayed the film’s release several times over the course of two months, insisting that the film be seen as Nolan intended it to -- on the big screen.

The TV Shows And Movies Our Parents Didn’t Want Us Watching (That We Watched Anyway)

Let’s be honest -- kids and parents aren’t always on the same page when it comes to watching movies and TV shows.

How A State Lawmaker’s New Proposal Could Address California’s Recycling Crisis

More than half of California’s recycling centers have closed in the past six years, creating a crisis for recycling in the state.

SoCal Auto Historians Go Under The Hood Of LA’s Rich Auto Manufacturing And Retail History

Outside of Detroit, there is no American city more associated with cars than Los Angeles.

When Luck Runs Out: The History Of Star Athletes Calling It Quits In Their Prime

On Saturday night, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sent shockwaves through the sports world when the news broke that he would be retiring in advance of this season, which officially gets underway next Thursday.

Thank You, Thank You Very Much: New Book Explores Why Elvis Has Las Vegas To Thank For His Comeback

It was 1968, and Elvis Presley had hit a rough patch.

Director, Subject Of New Biopic “Brian Banks” On How Their Individual Tragedies Led Them To Make A Movie Together

Brian Banks seemingly had it all figured out.

A comeback unlike any other: Where does Tiger Woods’ epic Masters win fit in the annals of great career comebacks?

They said he’d never win another major. They said his body gave up on him. They said he could never come back from the public implosion of his marriage and the revelation of his struggles with addiction.

Talks between Lakers, Pelicans over all-star Anthony Davis heat up as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline looms

The Los Angeles Lakers already made the biggest splash of the NBA offseason when they signed LeBron James, and now they’re working to land themselves the biggest trade of the NBA season so far, as they are among the top suitors for New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.

Tips and tricks for curbing that New Year’s hangover you’ve been nursing all week

If you’ve ever woken up after a night of revelry and heavy drinking with a throbbing head, churning stomach, and a general distaste for being awake, you’ve probably also wished that there was some kind of hangover cure.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL: 50 years later, analyzing the impact of Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ on the sci-fi genre

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

The pros and cons of a real estate document fee

As the state of California works to mitigate a crippling housing crisis, a package of bills is working its way through the legislature that aims to move forward on several solutions to the problem.

What changes in Montana special election after GOP candidate allegedly ‘body slammed’ reporter

A Republican congressional candidate in Montana has found himself in the spotlight on election day for all the wrong reasons, charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly slammed a journalist to the ground and broke his glasses on the eve of the special election.

AirTalk asks: What should the LA Civic Center look like?

Los Angeles City Councilmembers recently voted unanimously to approve the construction of a $483 million office tower at the site currently occupied by the Parker Center, which once housed the Los Angeles Police Department.

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.