Matt Dangelantonio

Producer, AirTalk & FilmWeek

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Matt Dangelantonio is a producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle on KPCC. He is also the lead producer of FilmWeek.

Before working at 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 for News 104.5 WOKV-FM on radio and Action News Jax on television. His work included covering two tropical storms, interviewing presidential candidates, and reporting from the 2012 Republican National Convention. Matt was also a reporter and stringer for the NFL Network on Sirius XM, covering the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2012 NFL regular season, phoning in live reports from home games during the channel's Sunday coverage of the NFL.

Matt fell in love with while studying broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University, first as an on-air music DJ and eventually as VP of Programming 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 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 was born in Georgia and grew up in New Hampshire. When he’s not working on AirTalk, Matt enjoys traveling, watching his beloved Red Sox, Patriots, and Syracuse Orange, exploring a new corner of Southern California with his fiance and German Shepard, Hazel, and eating or making the spiciest food he can find.

Stories by Matt Dangelantonio

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.

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.