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

Sony Pictures reportedly softened 'Concussion' out of fear of NFL

Leaked emails from last year's hack of the studio's computers reveal that efforts were made to take "most of the bite" out of the sports drama.

Chiwetel Ejiofor just wants to tell stories — anytime, any place

The Oscar-winning actor explains why his interest in creating characters trumps issues such as race-specific roles or deciding between TV, movies and theater.

The absurd comedy of 'Childrens Hospital'

Rob Corddry and David Wain say shorter episodes is best for 'Childrens Hospital'

'Narcos' director José Padilha: Pablo Escobar was the Al Capone of Colombia

Brazilian directorJosé Padilha is a producer and director on the new Netflix bilingual series "Narcos," which tracks the history of the cocaine trade.

Yo La Tengo reveals the stories behind its new album of covers

Ira Kaplan and James McNew of Yo La Tengo talk about covering Hank Williams, The Cure and other band faves on "Stuff Like That There."

Doug Aitken translates his public art extravaganza 'Station to Station' into 62 short films

Doug Aitken didn't want to make a traditional documentary about his project that took artists on a cross-country train trip to explore the relationship between creativity and place.

Johnny Knoxville tells Evel Knievel's story in 'Being Evel'

Johnny Knoxville has made a documentary about the daredevil whose "go for it" attitude influenced Knoxville's MTV show, "Jackass."

Is praise for 'Compton' and N.W.A. at the expense of black women?

Sikivu Hutchinson, a visiting scholar at USC, says praise for "Straight Outta Compton" ignores N.W.A.'s misogynistic lyrics and messages of sexual violence towards women.

'Meru': Extreme photographer Jimmy Chin's rules for shooting on the edge

In 2008, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk set out to climb the Shark's Fin of Mount Meru in the Himalayas, a route that peaks at 20,700 feet. No one had ever made it to the top.

'Straight Outta Compton' director wasn't interested in keeping everybody happy

The meteoric rise of N.W.A. is a classic American dream story. But "Straight Outta Compton” was not an easy film to get off the ground.

Salma Hayek turns Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' into an animated film

The actress is one of the producers and voices for the film adaptation of the classic book that she first saw as a young girl on her grandfather's nightstand.

Andy Kindler: 'It's a great time for comics,' except if you're Adam Sandler

Veteran comedian Andy Kindler reflects on the annual "State of the Industry" speech that he gives at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

'Listen to Me Marlon' reveals the real Brando through the actor's own words

How a lifetime of audio recordings, from business meetings to self-hypnosis tapes, came together in a new documentary on the legendary actor.

4 TV shows you should be watching this summer

Summer used to be the dead zone for new TV. But in today's era there's plenty of good shows if you know where to look.

'Capital C,' a crowdfunded documentary about crowdfunding

In its short history, crowdfunding has led to some large controversies. But the creators of this new documentary want to show how inspirational crowdfunding can be.