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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
President Donald Trump at Criminal Justice Forum

Activists Ask Trump To Use His Own Legislation To Free Federal Inmates

Homes for sale
AP ImagesPolitics

Fed's Efforts Don't Do Much For Potential Millennial Buyers

Military health care workers
U.S. ArmySci/Health

U.S. Army Will Deploy Combat Hospitals To New York And Washington

Person stands behind Olympics rings logo.

NBC Invests A Lot In The Olympics — So What Happens Next For Them?

Cook County Jail Health Services
AP Photo/Jeff RobersonU.S.

Chicago Jail Officer, 2 Detainees Test Positive For The Coronavirus

A person works at a computer

False Information Abroad And At Home Plaguing The Coronavirus Crisis

wheelchair bound inmate wheels himself through a check point at the California Medical Facility

Advocates Want Older Inmates Released Before Coronavirus Hits Prisons

Lines of code on computer screen

Increase In Telework Could Put U.S. Systems At Risk Of Cyberattack

A host in Chicago's Batter & Berries
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

Chicago Restaurant Owner Worried About Aid Timing In COVID-19 Shutdown

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
National Institutes of HealthSci/Health

Scientists Need Time To Tell How Warm Weather Will Affect Coronavirus

A person performs a coronavirus lab test
John Minchillo / APSci/Health

How Do Doctors Decide Who Gets Tested For Coronavirus?

Jobs for home health aides are expected to increase
AP ImagesPolitics

Low-Paying Jobs Undermining Labor Force Gains Made By Female Workers

Voters wait in line
Stefanie Dazio / APPolitics

Democrats Encouraged By Voter Turnout in 2020 Primaries

More Americans are working from home as cases of coronavirus increase
AP ImagesBusiness

A Surge In Telecommuting Could Jeopardize Economic Growth

Shoppers visit a Costco Wholesale in Tigard, Ore., after reports of Oregon's first case of coronavirus was announced.
AP Photo / Gillian FlaccusU.S.

What Drives Fears Of A Coronavirus Pandemic?

Firearm background check paperwork
Getty ImagesPolitics

The State Of Gun Background Check Laws And Bills

Illustration of coronaviruses
U.S. Department of DefenseSci/Health

Coronavirus Fears Cause School Closures On U.S. Base In South Korea

Voters line up to cast early ballots in Las Vegas
Getty ImagesPolitics

Nevada's Diversity Changes The Race — But Will It Change The Outcome?

Man votes
Getty ImagesPolitics

Explaining The Complicated Way Voters Pick Presidential Candidates

Teacher Holli Averett in an active shooter simulation
Getty Images / George FreyPolitics

Education Unions: Active Shooter Drills Shouldn't Involve Students

Newsy speaks with an out-of-state college student in New Hampshire about HB 1264
Newsy Staff/Mai Nolasco-CarranzaPolitics

Out-Of-State College Students Can Still Vote In New Hampshire Primary

Iowa caucus-goers in 2016.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Do Iowa And New Hampshire Primary Winners Usually Win The Nomination?


Where Environment Meets Economy: Selling Climate Policy In Iowa

An airport officer walks past international travelers arriving to Los Angeles International Airport during health screenings.
Getty ImagesWorld

Wuhan, China Shuts Down As WHO Weighs A Coronavirus Health Emergency

A health worker monitors a thermal scanner as passengers arrive at Narita airport on January 17, 2020 in Narita, Japan.
Getty ImagesWorld

Travel Warnings Intensify As First U.S. Coronavirus Patient Confirmed

Australia bushfire at night
Getty ImagesWorld

A Warm, Dry 2019 Influenced Australia's 'Catastrophic' Fire Season

A worker at United Airlines' Network Operations Center

Half A Million People And 800 Planes: How An Airline Juggles Logistics

Oil prices could keep rising as tensions increase between the U.S. and Iran
Getty ImagesPolitics

Oil Jumps And Stocks Fall After U.S. Kills Qassem Soleimani

Grocery store in 1939
U.S. National Archives and Records AdministrationPolitics

How Did America's Food Assistance Program Get Started?

Man wears Medicare for All button
Getty ImagesPolitics

A Glossary Of Key Health Care Proposals