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
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

Midterm Matchup: Missouri
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Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Missouri Senate Race

A worker checks an automated sorting area
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'Up For Debate' Full Episode: Automation Will Crash Democracy

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and President Donald Trump
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President Trump Says Saudi Arabia Sends $450 Billion To US. It Doesn't

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley
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Fact-Checking The Debate In Missouri's Senate Race

Voting booths
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No, This SCOTUS Ruling Doesn't Strip Native Americans Of Voting Rights

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Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Florida Governor Race

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum
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Did Andrew Gillum Refuse Help To Get Power On After Hurricane Hermine?

Kanye West in the Oval Office
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Fact-Checking Kanye West's Wisconsin Jobs Claim

President Donald Trump
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Does The President Owe Elizabeth Warren A $1 Million Donation?

Midterm Matchup: West Virginia
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Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks West Virginia Senate Race

President Donald Trump
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Fact-Checking The Suggestion George Soros Paid Kavanaugh Protesters

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin
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Did Sen. Joe Manchin Really Vote To Fund The Border Wall?

The U.S.-Mexico Border
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Trump Said All Democrats Signed An 'Open Borders' Bill. They Didn't.

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Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Florida Senate Race

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Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Florida Senate Race

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
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Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty Of Murder In 2014 Shooting

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
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349 Votes For Higher Taxes? This Hit On Bill Nelson Doesn't Hold Up

President Donald Trump
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Trump Says Veterans' Choice Was 44 Years Coming. He's 40 Years Off