Mathew Katz

Reporter/Producer @MathewKatz mkatz@dnainfo.com

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.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 29, 2014

Celebrate Hubble Space Telescope's 25th Birthday at Intrepid Museum

The museum will pay tribute to the Hubble with an exhibit opening in October.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2014

Times Square Characters Should Wear Photo IDs, Officials Say

New legislation would impose rules on costumed characters in Times Square following a recent attack.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 28, 2014

Pier 97 Concerts Blast Music Across Hudson, Tormenting New Jersey Neighbors

The new concert venue, which faces the Hudson, was designed to prevent sound from bothering New Yorkers.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 27, 2014

Times Square Spider-Man Punches Police Officer in Face, NYPD Says

The costumed character tried to get more money from a couple who took a picture with him, police said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 25, 2014

How to Keep Your Rent-Stabilized Apartment

If your landlord is trying to get you out, here are tips from experts on how to stay in your home.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 25, 2014

Buy a Chelsea Apartment for Just $64K by Hitting Penn South Lottery

The Penn South co-op is opening up its waiting lists for affordable studios, 1-beds and 2-beds.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 25, 2014

Animal Rescue Volunteer Has Bag Stolen at Pet Shop, Police Say

The man was volunteering for an animal rescue when his belongings were stolen, police said.

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July 24, 2014

'Jersey Jitney' Buses Getting Shut Down, Ticketed by NYPD

One driver said he would continue to operate despite repeated $2,000 fines.