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

How A State Lawmaker’s New Proposal Could Address California’s Recycling Crisis

More than half of California’s recycling centers have closed in the past six years, creating a crisis for recycling in the state.

SoCal Auto Historians Go Under The Hood Of LA’s Rich Auto Manufacturing And Retail History

Outside of Detroit, there is no American city more associated with cars than Los Angeles.

When Luck Runs Out: The History Of Star Athletes Calling It Quits In Their Prime

On Saturday night, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sent shockwaves through the sports world when the news broke that he would be retiring in advance of this season, which officially gets underway next Thursday.

Thank You, Thank You Very Much: New Book Explores Why Elvis Has Las Vegas To Thank For His Comeback

It was 1968, and Elvis Presley had hit a rough patch.

Director, Subject Of New Biopic “Brian Banks” On How Their Individual Tragedies Led Them To Make A Movie Together

Brian Banks seemingly had it all figured out.

Talks between Lakers, Pelicans over all-star Anthony Davis heat up as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline looms

The Los Angeles Lakers already made the biggest splash of the NBA offseason when they signed LeBron James, and now they’re working to land themselves the biggest trade of the NBA season so far, as they are among the top suitors for New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis.

Tips and tricks for curbing that New Year’s hangover you’ve been nursing all week

If you’ve ever woken up after a night of revelry and heavy drinking with a throbbing head, churning stomach, and a general distaste for being awake, you’ve probably also wished that there was some kind of hangover cure.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL: 50 years later, analyzing the impact of Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ on the sci-fi genre

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

The pros and cons of a real estate document fee

As the state of California works to mitigate a crippling housing crisis, a package of bills is working its way through the legislature that aims to move forward on several solutions to the problem.

What changes in Montana special election after GOP candidate allegedly ‘body slammed’ reporter

A Republican congressional candidate in Montana has found himself in the spotlight on election day for all the wrong reasons, charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly slammed a journalist to the ground and broke his glasses on the eve of the special election.

AirTalk asks: What should the LA Civic Center look like?

Los Angeles City Councilmembers recently voted unanimously to approve the construction of a $483 million office tower at the site currently occupied by the Parker Center, which once housed the Los Angeles Police Department.

What Trump's budget cuts could mean for arts, public broadcasting

President Trump’s transition team staff met ahead of the inauguration to plan federal bureaucracy cuts — including eliminating funding for the arts and privatizing funding for public broadcasting.

Debating Councilmember Bonin’s ‘clean money’ election reforms

On January 16, Councilmember Mike Bonin introduced a motion for the city to publicly finance local elections in Los Angeles.

The pluses and pitfalls of using jailhouse informants

The use of jailhouse informants to help prosecutors convict criminals is in the spotlight in Southern California after the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it would open an investigation into the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Sheriff's Department.

LASD won't change for Trump

Many immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally are wondering what the future holds for them and their families.