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 executive producer of FilmWeek.

Before coming to KPCC in 2014, Matt spent three years as 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.

Matt fell in love with radio 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 grew up in New Hampshire and while he loves his new home of Southern California, he remains a proud New Englander. When he’s not working on AirTalk or FilmWeek, Matt enjoys traveling, trying all the craft beer California has to offer, catching any games he can involving his beloved Red Sox, Patriots, or Syracuse Orange (though he roots for the Rams and Chargers and is warming up to the Dodgers), exploring a new corner of Southern California with his wife and their German Shepherd, Hazel, and eating or making the spiciest food he can find.

Stories by Matt Dangelantonio

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.

#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.