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Danny Matteson

Digital Content Producer

A connoisseur of fine dunks with an unusually high tolerance for SyFy originals, Danny is a multimedia journalist with an affinity for stories — be they science, health, tech, innovation — that exemplify the finer points of human creativity and ingenuity. Or, if that’s not available, memes and Florida crime stories will do. When not at work he can be found debating the finer points of dramatic television shows and watching basketball — normally with his cat.

  Recent Work
Sen. Claire McCaskill
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One Senator Says The Partisan Divide In D.C. Isn't As Bad As It Seems

Exterior of the White House
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What's With The Obsession With The President's First 100 Days?

Exterior of Human Rights Campaign headquarters.
Newsy Staff / Kevin ClancyU.S.

The Future Of The Human Rights Campaign's Fight Is Interconnected

Joel Berry in 2017 NCAA Basketball Championship Game
Getty Images / Ronald MartinezSports

Redemption Is Sweet For North Carolina, 2017 NCAA Basketball Champion

Issa Rae sits for a press conference in Columbia, Missouri.
Newsy / Danny MattesonEntertainment

Issa Rae On Her Road From YouTube Fame To HBO Star

Congressman Scott Taylor in his office.
Newsy StaffU.S.

This Republican Congressman Wants To Protect LGBTQ+ Housing Rights

New video of Michael Brown in a Ferguson convenience store
Jason Pollock / "Stranger Fruit"U.S.

Filmmaker Says New Video Shows Michael Brown Didn't Rob Local Store

A protester holds a "deport Trump" sign.
Getty Images / Joe RaedlePolitics

How Trump Wants To Make It Easier To Deport People Quickly

A map shows various zones of control in Syria's northern region.
Newsy / Danny MattesonWorld

The Map That Shows How Complicated Syria's Front Lines Are

President Trump at his first congressional address.
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New Trump Policy Targets Immigrant Crime (Which Is Relatively Rare)

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants
Getty Images / John MoorePolitics

The US Deports People In 2 Main Ways. The Difference Is Crucial.

Soldiers at the scene of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif's death.
B'TselemWorld

Israeli Soldier Gets 18 Months In Extrajudicial Killing Of Palestinian

Animated version of objects lost in space
Newsy / Danny MattesonSci/Health

The Coolest, Weirdest Stuff Humans Put In Space

General Michael Flynn
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Flynn Denied Discussing Sanctions With Russia. New Reports Say He Did

Congressman Ted Lieu and President Donald Trump
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House Democrat Weighs Opposition And Obstruction Against Trump

President Donald Trump
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IQ2 Debate: Should We Give President Trump A Chance?

Chance The Rapper on stage
Getty Images / Kevin WinterEntertainment

Chance The Rapper Is Making Grammy History As An I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T

high heels and knee-high stockings
Shantise Sipho / Secret Boudoir by ShantiseU.S.

Double Exposure: How One Breast Cancer Survivor Reclaimed Her Identity

Conflicted: Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Conflicted: A Newsy Special Report

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama
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How The America Trump Inherited Stacks Up Against The One Obama Got

Police officers and protesters
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Is Policing Racially Biased?

President James Buchanan's inauguration
Library of CongressPolitics

This Is What The Presidential Inauguration Looked Like In 1857

The Capitol
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How Do You Even Plan An Inauguration?

Sen. Roy Blunt
Newsy / Connor HickoxPolitics

The Senator Behind The Inauguration Explains Its Importance

Police officers arrest a man
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National Police Orgs Recommend De-Escalation Be Adopted Across The US

Candles are lit during a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
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FBI Officials Arrested The Wife Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooter

Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania
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Donald Trump's Fight With The Intelligence Community, Explained

Bill Cosby speaking
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The Argument Over Where Bill Cosby's Trial Should Be Held Gets Heated

The 115th Congress is sworn in
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GOP Revives Rule That Could Slash Federal Workers' Pay

A computer showing the Healthcare.gov website
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesPolitics

Repealing Obamacare: What It Could Cost And What It Could Save