Mathew Katz is a reporter/producer covering Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen for DNAinfo.
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.