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Mathew Katz

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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.

New York City »

September 29, 2016

DNAinfo New York assembled a list of hikes that can be easily reached by public transportation.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 3, 2015

Federal investigators with the NTSB were reviewing the crash that also injured 15 people.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

January 26, 2015

The shooting caused chaos on West 23rd Street Sunday afternoon.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 22, 2014

Bratton made the comments two days after Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

December 21, 2014

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

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

Midtown & Theater District »

November 27, 2014

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

Norwood & Bedford Park »

October 17, 2014

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