Meet the Team

Danny Matteson

Producer/Editor

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
U.S. Treasury check
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Debunking The Link Between Refund Checks And Total Taxes Paid

Campaign ad for Chicago Mayor's race.
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Chicago Mayoral Campaign Ad Deceives Voters With Selective Editing

Sen. Cory Booker.
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Data Doesn't Back Up Cory Booker's Comment On Lowering Medicare Age

El Paso, Texas skyline.
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Data Doesn't Back Up Trump's Claim About Crime Rates In El Paso

Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Fact-checking Elizabeth Warren's Claim About Wealth Inequality

Doctor examines pregnant woman
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Deciphering Fact From Fiction About New York's New Abortion Law

Sen. Kamala Harris
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Fact-check: Are Wages Keeping Up With The Cost Of Living?

President Donald Trump
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Trump Tweets Misleading Information About Voter Fraud In Texas

President Donald Trump.
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White House Credits Trump For Some 'Historic' Economic Changes

The Trump family.
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No, The Trumps Didn't Donate $1 Billion To Pay For A Border Wall

CBP agents find drugs in vehicle.
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Do A Majority Of Opioids Enter The US Through Ports Of Entry?

Border wall
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Explaining Hannity's Claim About Criminals Who Try To Cross The Border

President Donald Trump talks to the press
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Trump Says He 'Virtually Eliminated' The Estate Tax

Border wall prototypes
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Trump Still Says Mexico Will Pay For The Border Wall. Is That True?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Ocasio-Cortez Pitched A 70 Percent Tax Rate. How Would That Work?

Cyntoia Brown in court
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After Serving 15 Years, Cyntoia Brown Is Granted Clemency By Governor

Newly elected members of Congress pose for a photo in front of the U.S. Capitol in November 2018.
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New Congressional Members Have A Lot To Deal With Before Legislating

A migrant mother and two children.
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Online Claim About 'Illegal' Refugee Benefits Is Just Plain Wrong

Oil processing facility.
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Oil Prices Have Been Going Down. Is Trump Right To Thank Saudi Arabia?

Firefighters battle wildfire in California
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Is A 2016 Bill Veto To Blame For California's Recent Wildfires?

Thanksgiving turkey
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What We Know About The Origins Of Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump pardons a turkey
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When Did Presidential Turkey Pardons Start?

President Trump waves to a crowd.
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Fact-Checking Trump's Election-Season Campaign Comments

Trump holds a press conference.
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Were The Midterms A Historic Win For Republicans?

A sign welcomes immigrations to the U.S.
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Some Activists Claim Immigrants Carry Disease. Here's The Truth.

U.S.-Mexico border
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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

U.S. Capitol building
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Democrats Are Likely To Retake The House. What's At Stake?

U.S.-Mexico border
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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

A Facebook post with mis-captioned pictures
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No, These Pictures Don't Show The Migrants Burning The American Flag