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Danny Matteson


Danny Matteson is a producer and editor primarily working on longform content. He joined Newsy full-time in 2012 and since has produced content for Newsy as well as partnered content for Time, Mashable, The Weather Channel and Digital Trends, among others. He currently produces and edits the shows "What The Fact," a Politifact partnership, and "Up For Debate," an Intelligence Squared partnership.

  Recent Work
A photo of Trump's Twitter feed
AP Photo / J. David Ake, FileTech

Trump Signs Order That Targets Legal Protections for Social Media

A bus driver.

How Risky Is Being A Bus Driver?

George Floyd memorial

George Floyd Joins A Series Of High-Profile 2020 Police Killings

A hand holding a cigarette.

Can I Get Coronavirus From Secondhand Smoke?

Christi Grimm
AP/ House TelevisionPolitics

Ousted Acting HHS IG: We Follow The Facts, We Are Impartial

President Trump, Former VP Biden Memorial Day 2020

President Trump, Former VP Biden Take Part in Memorial Day Observances

Doug Loverro

Ex-Head Of NASA Human Spaceflight: I Did The Job The Best I Knew How

Police investigate a crime scene
Reed Saxon / APU.S.

Has The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Gun Violence In America?

Old Guard Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery
US Army Military District of WashingtonU.S.

Keeping Tradition And Keeping Safe: Memorial Day Observations Adapt

AP ImagesPolitics

Former NSA Inspector General: Trump Wants 'Lapdogs For Watchdog Job'

A woman's eyes.

Can I Get Coronavirus In My Eyes?

A person gets their teeth cleaned.

How Risky is Getting My Teeth Cleaned?

A technician prepares a COVID-19 collection vial

As Coronavirus Testing Ramps Up, Labs Struggle To Keep Up

A window fan.

Can Window Fans Spread Coronavirus?

Children play at child care center

Will The Child Care Industry Survive COVID-19?

A group of bats.

Is It Risky To Build A Bat House?

A man gets his body temperature checked by registered nurse using a temperature gun.
AP Photo/Damian DovarganesU.S.

Could I Get COVID-19 From A Temperature Gun?

Sinks in a pubic bathroom.

Could I get COVID-19 From A Public Restroom?

Children asleep

How Risky Is Having A Sleepover Right Now?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds up a card showing an alert system for COVID-19
AP Photo/Nick PerrySci/Health

How New Zealand Beat The Coronavirus

A man wearing a mask while driving.

Should I Wear A Mask In The Car To Protect From COVID-19?

Facebook login page on a smartphone
AP / Wilfredo LeeSci/Health

How Should You Talk To Someone Who Shares False COVID-19 Info?

Child Walks Through Grocery Store

What's The Risk Of Bringing My Kid On Errands With Me?

Man in Denver International Airport

Inform, Don't Enforce: The Patchwork Of Policy Air Crews Want Changed

A mother and daughter.

What Risk Am I, My Child At If I Share Custody?

Rosemary Eskridge sews masks
The Red CrossU.S.

The U.S. Military Needed Masks. A Sewing Circle Answered The Call.

An ambulance outside a hospital

What's My Risk of Getting COVID-19 If I Live Near A Hospital?

Dr. Fauci
AP/ Win McNameeSci/Health

Fauci: U.S. Does Not Have COVID-19 Completely Under Control

A couple holds hands

What's The Risk Of Getting COVID-19 If I Visit My Significant Other?

Carlos Escobar-Mejia
Joan Del VallePolitics

First ICE Detainee Dies From COVID-19