Darby Maloney

Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Frame

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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

Why Todd Haynes is compelled to make movies with female leads

The director's new movie, "Carol," is about a love affair between two women and it stars Cate Blanchett. Haynes says the lack of female lead roles is a "head-scratcher."

Laurie Anderson explains her experimental documentary 'Heart of a Dog'

It's an experimental documentary, less a coherent narrative than a series of stories about death, motherhood, love and creativity.

Jason Segel: The 'self-aware' actor knows people pigeonhole him

Jason Segel talks about why he thought he was an unlikely choice to play David Foster Wallace, what makes good art, and why he loves family entertainment.

Starz CEO: Premium cable too focused on 'affluent white males'

Chris Albrecht, CEO of Starz shares his views on the state of the TV business and says riding the subways of NYC as a kid made him want to create content by and for a diverse audience.

Experience the Rain Room at LACMA

The Rain Room opens this Sunday at LACMA. See what it's like to walk through an indoor rainstorm in KPCC's video and photos.

'An avoidable mess': Gamergate target Brianna Wu on SxSW cancellations

The influential South by Southwest Interactive conference canceled two panels due to threats of on-site violence. The panels were to address sexism and harassment in the gaming industry.

Framing pop culture: Drake, Chris Rock, Adele and Justin Bieber

Talking pop culture and the people who trended this week with Sean Rameswaram of WNYC and Soraya Nadia McDonald of the Washington Post.

'Suffragette' is a period film with modern-day resonance

The film's screenwriter, Abi Morgan, and director, Sarah Gavron, talk about the hidden history of the British women who used violence to get the right to vote.

Effie Brown wants 'Project Greenlight' to change how Hollywood approaches diversity

The producer reveals the ways in which HBO's docu-series has become much more than the story of one film's creation, and how that's nothing but a good thing.

FX CEO John Landgraf says there's anxiety in the TV business

John Landgraf, the CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions sparked a debate earlier this year when he said "there is simply too much television.” He stands by his statement.

Can these movies start a conversation around women's rights?

As Hollywood faces issues around equality and opportunity behind the camera, three films tell stories of women and girls striving for equality and opportunity.

Brie Larson mines her own life for 'Room'

The actress talks about the ways she evoked the unique, intense, beautiful and complicated mother's love in the acclaimed film, "Room."

Steve Martin uses a 'taboo word' to describe paintings by Lawren Harris

The actor-comedian has long been an art collector, and his affinity for the work of the Canadian painter has led to curating a show for the Hammer Museum.

Julie Plec: the CW network's prolific producer talks vampires, viruses and romance

Plec has two shows on the air and will soon add a third, challenging ABC's Shonda Rhimes for the title of hardest working woman in show biz.

Danny Boyle: Tech giants like Steve Jobs 'are terrifying'

The filmmaker talks about the "big shoes" he had to fill after director David Fincher left the project, and how this film is 'the sound' of both Apple's co-founder and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's minds.