Matt Dangelantonio

Producer, AirTalk & FilmWeek

Contact Matt Dangelantonio

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 radio and television. His work included covering two tropical storms, interviewing presidential candidates, and covering the 2012 Republican National Convention. Matt was also an NFL Network reporter and stringer for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2012 NFL regular season, phoning in live reports from home games for 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 music jock and eventually as the Programming 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 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 their German Shepard, Hazel, and eating or making the spiciest food he can find.

Stories by Matt Dangelantonio

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.

#AT30: Forecasting the future of Southern California's ports

What will the future hold for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach? Larry Mantle and the most important names in the port industry discuss during a special live AT30 broadcast on June 2 on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Motorcycle gang expert, former undercover agent talk biker culture, infiltrating Hells Angels

“The reality of it is, biker gangs aren’t all that different than traditional street gangs. Look at Crips and Bloods. Whether you’re wearing red or blue can get you killed. With these different biker gangs, depending on what vest you have on, can get you killed.”

Nestlé Waters CEO isn't stopping bottling in California, says new tech will save millions of gallons

NASA JPL's top water scientist and Nestlé Waters' CEO discuss the drought, new "zero-water" technology, and why Nestlé won't stop bottling California water.

Lisa Saxon reflects on being one of the first women in sportswriting

The world of sports writing has long been a male-dominated field of journalism, though it’s significantly more common to find a female beat writer today than it was in 1979 when Lisa Saxon got her start.