Mathew Katz

News Editor @MathewKatz

Mathew Katz is a News Editor for DNAinfo New York.

Matt had been a reporter/producer covering Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen

Originally from Toronto, Mathew left a freelance career reporting on beer and restaurants in Canada and came to New York to attend the Columbia Journalism School in 2008. He immediately took to the city's diverse neighborhoods and has lived here as much as possible ever since.

Mathew came to DNAinfo from the public radio world. He spent a year and a half in Colorado, reporting on abuses by immigration enforcement officials, small-town police corruption, and craft beer. He's reported from Ireland, Germany, Colorado, New York and Canada for the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and NPR. His work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Village Voice, and on Torontoist.

He currently lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where you can often find him at his local gym (Mathew's Crossfit Total is 1065 — 405lb Squat, 465lb Deadlift, 195 Overhead Press — but those numbers will probably go up soon), or ruining a workout with some beer and burgers at a new pub.

Fun Fact: Mathew had the choice between moving to New York or hosting a beer cooking TV show in his native Canada. He chose New York, but still wonders what life would be like as a Canadian celebrity chef.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

December 21, 2014

Gunman Kills Two NYPD Officers in Bed-Stuy 'Ambush'

Two Bed-Stuy officers were killed by a man who had boasted on Instagram of plans to kill police.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

November 27, 2014

Gas Explosion Injures 1 in Queens House, FDNY Says

The explosion also caused part of the house to collapse, officials said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

November 27, 2014

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Delights Thousands

The parade kicked off at 9 a.m. at West 77th Street and Central Park West.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

October 17, 2014

Police Shoot Man Who Stabbed Wife More Than 30 Times, NYPD Says

Juan Rosario was shot in the torso while stabbing his wife in Kingsbridge Heights, police said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 10, 2014

Serial Choker Convicted for Choking Elderly Men in Subway, DA Says

Anthony White choked six men in the subway after spending prison time for the same style of attack.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers Dead at 81

The comedian was on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital before her death.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 3, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Parade to Allow LGBT Group to March for First Time

The parade had previously barred openly gay groups from participating, saying it politicized the march.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 29, 2014

Boxers' Latest Location in Midtown Offers Private 'Man Cave'

The gay bar chain will launch a more upscale Boxers designed to appeal to a broader clientele.