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

Sexual mistreatment allegations against R. Kelly go back to the 1990s

New accusations against R. Kelly for alleged sexual abuse are the latest in a long history. One music reporter shares what he's learned investigating the singer for nearly two decades.

'Leonard Bernstein at 100' looks at the life and work of a legendary musician and activist

The Skirball Museum's new exhibit "Leonard Bernstein at 100" archives artifacts and documents from all parts of the famous composer's life and career.

What 'A Quiet Place' can teach Hollywood about original stories

'A Quiet Place' Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form discuss the film's unexpected success and the difficulty finding original screenplays in the horror genre.

Alia Shawkat talks 'Duck Butter,' lesbian films and Jeffrey Tambor

Alia Shawkat wrote and co-stars in 'Duck Butter,' a lesbian love experiment in trust, intimacy and getting to know oneself.

Rachel Weisz is finding new roles for herself. First up, a lesbian. Next, a man

The actress is on the lookout for roles she hasn't played before. In her new film, "Disobedience," she has an affair with a childhood friend.

‘Wild Wild Country’: The true story of a cult, mass poisonings and assassination attempts

The Netflix docu-series tells the story from the early '80s of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his efforts to build a community in Oregon.

What's gotten in the way of the music industry's Me Too moment?

After talking with more than two dozen women in the music industry, Noisey's Andrea Domanick finds sexual harassment and abuse is rampant.

Can a movie review site powered by female critics help change Hollywood?

CherryPicks will aggregate reviews from only female critics, for an alternative to the often male-dominated world of film criticism.

HBO's 'High Maintenance' co-creator and the show's 'message of acceptance'

Katja Blichfeld co-created the series with her husband, Ben Sinclair. They recently divorced after she came out as gay, and she says it’s helped the show be even more expansive.

‘Atlanta’s’ Hiro Murai would not be directing TV without Donald Glover

Hiro Murai had only directed music videos when Donald Glover hired him to direct "Atlanta." It's one reason why the series has become one of TV's most original shows.

A documentary shows how 50 women filmmakers broke into Hollywood

Amy Adrion's "Half the Picture" examines the challenges that female filmmakers face: "This is not a film about the bad behavior of men. This is a film about the strength of women."

Time's Up leader: 'We don't have to put up with bullies anymore'

CAA agent and Time's Up co-founder Maha Dakhil: "This is as much a man's issue as it is a women's issue because we won't have peace until we're all equal."

Was 9/11 really inevitable?

Lawrence Wright question that assumption in "The Looming Tower," a Hulu miniseries that focuses on FBI and CIA infighting in the period leading up to the attacks.

How are the Indie Spirit Awards different from the Oscars?

It's not just that they're held in a tent at the beach, there's something else going on at the Independent Spirit Awards that has to do with the next generation of filmmakers.

'Icarus:' The documentary that shows how Russia will do anything to win

With two Russian athletes now accused of doping at the Olympics, it brings renewed attention to the Oscar-nominated film that blew the lid off Russia's doping program.