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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
Nazi sympathizers give the Sieg Heil salute at a 1939 rally in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
U.S. National ArchivesU.S.

How Nazi Sympathizers Gained A Foothold In The US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrates a successful intercontinental missile test in July 2017.
Korean Central News AgencyWorld

North Korea's History Is Far More Complex Than 25 Years Of Aggression

Vintage Kool cigarette ad
Imperial Tobacco CompanySci/Health

Menthol Cigarettes' Hidden Link To Black Americans

Amendments
NewsyPolitics

This Is How Politicians Put Grenades In 'Vote-A-Rama'

David Johnston and Queen Elizabeth
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Canadian Official Breaks Royal Protocol In The Most Polite Way

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Issues Venezuelan Leader An Ultimatum, Threatens Sanctions

Promotional image from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
Facebook / Marvel StudiosEntertainment

'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Might Not End Up Being Summer's Biggest Hit

A U.S. Army soldier
U.S. Department of DefensePolitics

Congress' Military Budget Is Even Bigger Than Trump Asked For

A pregnant woman holds her stomach.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Over $200 Million Cut From Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Republicans Still Lack Support For The Revised Senate Health Care Bill

LeBron James in Blaze Pizza
Blaze PizzaBusiness

LeBron James' Pizza Joint Is The Fastest-Growing Fast-Food Chain Ever

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fields questions.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Things Got Heated Between Chris Christie And A Sports Radio Caller

A man and a woman walk on the street
Getty ImagesSci/Health

New Study Finds Gender Gap In Physical Activity And Obesity Rates

The U.S. Capitol
Getty ImagesPolitics

Congress Returns From Break To A Daunting To-Do List

Designs for Facebook's "Willow Campus."
FacebookTech

Facebook And Google Campuses Are Idyllic — But At What Cost?

Ava DuVernay speaking in Los Angeles in 2017.
Getty Images / Jerod HarrisU.S.

Ava DuVernay To Direct Netflix Series On Central Park Five

Police patrol Hamburg streets
Getty ImagesWorld

A German City Is Bracing For G-20 Protests To Turn Violent

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Donald Trump
Getty ImagesU.S.

'Morning Joe' Hosts Respond To Trump Tweets With Blackmail Allegation

Hands tied behind someone's back
Getty ImagesU.S.

How Should Police Handle Children When Detaining Their Parents?

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California
Newsy Staff / Kyle PyattPolitics

This Democrat Wants To Take Politics Out Of The Trump-Russia Probes

President Trump and Ambassador Kislyak
Russian Ministry of Foreign AffairsPolitics

Is Russia's US Ambassador Stepping Down? Russia Won't Say

U.K. Parliament
Getty ImagesWorld

UK's Next Government Is Finally A Done Deal, But It Wasn't Cheap

A wedding cake for same-sex couples at a wedding celebration.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Supreme Court To Decide Colorado Same-Sex Wedding-Cake Case

Nancy Pelosi attends an opening news conference during the House Democratic caucus
Getty ImagesPolitics

Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority

Ron Howard.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

The New Director For The Han Solo Spinoff Has A History With Lucasfilm

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Getty ImagesPolitics

Obama Officials Worried Alarm Over Russian Interference Would Backfire

Karen Handel campaigns the day before winning her congressional seat.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Republicans Hold On To Congressional Seat In Georgia Special Election

Dashcam video of Philando Castile's shooting
Ramsey CountyU.S.

Here's Dashcam Video Of What Happened Before Philando Castile Was Shot

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
Getty Images / Korean Central TelevisionPolitics

Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

Demonstrators protest Russian anti-LGBTQ laws
Getty ImagesU.S.

Human Rights Court Claims Russian Law Encourages Homophobia