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

Writer Graham Moore and his passion project

Screenwriter Graham Moore wanted to tell the unbelievable true story of Alan Turing since he was a a geeky boy at space camp where Turing was a hero.

The female rabbi who helps weave Jewish and trans themes in 'Transparent'

Meet the Rabbi that helps Jill Soloway blend Jewish themes with trans themes on the ground-breaking Amazon original series "Transparent."

'Into the Woods' scribe James Lapine learns the writer is king on Broadway, but not in Hollywood

Tony-winning playwright and theater legend James Lapine compares Hollywood to Broadway and talks making his first produced screenplay, "Into The Woods."

Colbert Countdown: Back to the beginning with Colbert's first head writer

Allison Silverman, a former executive producer of "The Colbert Report," talks about the many challenges that came along with creating the show.

Colbert Countdown: Was Stephen Colbert the most trusted name in news?

The University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that "Colbert Report" viewers know more about campaign finance than viewers of any other news source.

Documentarian Laura Poitras was scared the government would shut down 'CitizenFour'

The filmmaker says she was more scared while filming Edward Snowden than when she worked in conflict zones.

Movies used to put physicist Kip Thorne to sleep, then he helped make 'Interstellar'

The Caltech physicist talks about putting science in a Hollywood movie and the surprising pleasure of brainstorming with film artists.

Why Mike Nichols got the gig to direct 'The Graduate'

Remembering the gifted auteur who died Wednesday, producer Larry Turman talks about hiring someone who hadn't yet directed a film.

Is this the golden age of political satire on TV?

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert helped establish a new kind of political comedy and newcomer John Oliver has quickly made his mark as well.

Frank Gehry's 'Bilbao effect' and The Broad Museum's ugly, sexy robot doll

How L.A's most famous architect became the go-to guy for museum design; and Eli Broad's new acquisition may become a must-see attraction at his museum.

Wonder Woman and her lesbian, feminist, bondage themes

Why hasn't the heroine had her own feature film? We delve deep into the origins of Wonder Woman and her creator, William Marston.

Jennifer Lawrence tops Most Valuable Stars list

Vulture.com ranked the top 100 actors and actresses with metrics that included box office returns, critics' ratings, tabloid appeal and feedback from studio executives.

Yarn bombing people and objects at 'Fiber Madness'

The exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center has artists and knitters covering furniture and even visitors to the gallery.

Improv + Hip-Hop = 'Freestyle Love Supreme'

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail have turned their the improv hip-hop show into a TV series on Pivot.

Lynn Shelton directed 'Laggies' with some other films in mind

The filmmaker was drawn to the script because of an unusual friendship in the story, which she likens to the unconventional romantic relationship in "Harold and Maude."