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 »

April 23, 2014

Port Authority Should Make $400M Bus Garage a Top Priority, Locals Say

The Port Authority should build a bus annex even if it does not receive a federal grant, residents said.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

April 21, 2014

Body Found Floating in Gowanus Canal, Police Say

Rescue workers found a dead man in the canal on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 21, 2014

Weeklong Shakespeare Fest Celebrates the Bard's 450th Birthday

The Will-A-Thon festival hopes to bring the language of Shakespeare to New York audiences. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 19, 2014

Belgian Beer Bar to Bring 'Waffle Burgers' to Ninth Avenue

The Jolly Monk hopes to open in Traffic's former home in Hell's Kitchen by the summer. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 18, 2014

Woman's Jewelry Stolen After She Hosted All-Night Party, Police Say

The woman's $13,400 Rolex, $1,350 bracelet and $610 in cash were swiped as she slept, police said. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 17, 2014

App Aims to Give Away Enough Free Coffee to Keep New Yorkers from Sleeping

Customers who download CUPS can get free coffee from dozens of shops until April 21.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 16, 2014

Midtown's New Precinct Commander Pledges to Fight Theft

Deputy Inspector John Hart took over command of the Midtown North precinct this month. 

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April 15, 2014

Rooftop Where Worker Fell Lacked Guardrails, Records Show

The construction worker fell to his death from the top of 434 W. 33rd St. on Monday afternoon.