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.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

August 18, 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 »

August 18, 2014

Dogs Get Pampered at Canine-Friendly Hotel

The OUT Hotel's new Dog House Suites have treats, a fake fire hydrant and a dog bed.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 14, 2014

Louis Vuitton Wallet Stolen From Man Watching Porn in Shop, Police Say

The man was watching a pornographic film at The Blue Store when his wallet was stolen, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 14, 2014

Make Bus Crash Records Public to Keep Companies Honest, State Senator Says

Brad Hoylman wants greater transparency following a double-decker bus crash in Times Square.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 14, 2014

Drag Bar Boots & Saddle Looking to Move to Chelsea

The new spot at 290 Eighth Ave. will be "a sit-down place with drag shows," its owner said.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 13, 2014

DVD Depot Porn Shop Shuts Down in Midtown

Thor Equities bought the sex shop's Eighth Avenue space and is seeking new retail tenants.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 12, 2014

Up to 50,000 People Applied for Cheap Chelsea Apartments, Officials Say

The Penn South co-op will select 1,200 lottery winners who will be able to buy affordable units.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 12, 2014

Iggy Azalea to Play Pier 97 Next Month

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will play a show at the new outdoor concert venue on Sept. 26.