Matt Dangelantonio

Producer, AirTalk

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Matt Dangelantonio is a producer for "AirTalk with Larry Mantle" and a former managing producer of "Filmweek" on KPCC.

Before coming to KPCC in 2014, Matt was 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. He and his work have been featured on NPR, AP Radio News, Fox News Radio, and HLN as well as local radio and TV affiliates across the country.

Matt fell in love with radio as a student at Syracuse University, first as an on-air music DJ and eventually as program director 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 local stories in the greater Syracuse area as well as providing analysis, studio hosting and commentary during pregame and postgame shows for Syracuse men’s basketball and football. He graduated in 2011 with a degree in broadcast and digital journalism and a minor in Spanish.

Matt is a native of New Hampshire and forever a proud New Englander, but he has grown to love his new home in Southern California. In his spare time, Matt enjoys doing CrossFit, playing guitar, board and video games, exploring L.A.'s amazing food scene, trying all the craft beer California has to offer, catching any games he can involving his beloved Patriots, Red Sox or Syracuse Orange, and exploring the West Coast and the world with his wife Allee and their two Shepherds, Hazel the German and Duncan the Australian.

Stories by Matt Dangelantonio

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.

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.