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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.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 10, 2014

Anthony White choked six men in the subway after spending prison time for the same style of attack.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 4, 2014

The comedian was on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital before her death.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 3, 2014

The parade had previously barred openly gay groups from participating, saying it politicized the march.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 29, 2014

The gay bar chain will launch a more upscale Boxers designed to appeal to a broader clientele.

Downtown »

August 28, 2014

Though the number of NYC shootings is up, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said crime is down overall.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 28, 2014

Police could not say if the feces belonged to a human or an animal. 

Midtown & Theater District »

August 27, 2014

Melt Shop is opening a site at 52nd Street and 8th Avenue, just a few blocks from its other Midtown hub.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

August 25, 2014

Ninth Avenue between West 17th and 18th streets will be taken over by a Wells Fargo bank.