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Danny Matteson


Danny Matteson is a producer and editor primarily working on longform content. He joined Newsy full-time in 2012 and since has produced content for Newsy as well as partnered content for Time, Mashable, The Weather Channel and Digital Trends, among others. He currently produces and edits the shows "What The Fact," a Politifact partnership, and "Up For Debate," an Intelligence Squared partnership.

  Recent Work
President Trump, Former VP Biden Memorial Day 2020

President Trump, Former VP Biden Take Part in Memorial Day Observances

Doug Loverro

Ex-Head Of NASA Human Spaceflight: I Did The Job The Best I Knew How

Police investigate a crime scene
Reed Saxon / APU.S.

Has The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Gun Violence In America?

Old Guard Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery
US Army Military District of WashingtonU.S.

Keeping Tradition And Keeping Safe: Memorial Day Observations Adapt

A person gets their teeth cleaned.

How Risky is Getting My Teeth Cleaned?

AP ImagesPolitics

Former NSA Inspector General: Trump Wants 'Lapdogs For Watchdog Job'

A woman's eyes.

Can I Get Coronavirus In My Eyes?

A technician prepares a COVID-19 collection vial

As Coronavirus Testing Ramps Up, Labs Struggle To Keep Up

A window fan.

Can Window Fans Spread Coronavirus?

Children play at child care center

Will The Child Care Industry Survive COVID-19?

A group of bats.

Is It Risky To Build A Bat House?

A man gets his body temperature checked by registered nurse using a temperature gun.
AP Photo/Damian DovarganesU.S.

Could I Get COVID-19 From A Temperature Gun?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern holds up a card showing an alert system for COVID-19
AP Photo/Nick PerrySci/Health

How New Zealand Beat The Coronavirus

A man wearing a mask while driving.

Should I Wear A Mask In The Car To Protect From COVID-19?

Facebook login page on a smartphone
AP / Wilfredo LeeSci/Health

How Should You Talk To Someone Who Shares False COVID-19 Info?

Child Walks Through Grocery Store

What's The Risk Of Bringing My Kid On Errands With Me?

Man in Denver International Airport

Inform, Don't Enforce: The Patchwork Of Policy Air Crews Want Changed

A mother and daughter.

What Risk Am I, My Child At If I Share Custody?

Rosemary Eskridge sews masks
The Red CrossU.S.

The U.S. Military Needed Masks. A Sewing Circle Answered The Call.

An ambulance outside a hospital

What's My Risk of Getting COVID-19 If I Live Near A Hospital?

Dr. Fauci
AP/ Win McNameeSci/Health

Fauci: U.S. Does Not Have COVID-19 Completely Under Control

Carlos Escobar-Mejia
Joan Del VallePolitics

First ICE Detainee Dies From COVID-19

A woman on her cell phone.
Newsy/Dave FrancoU.S.

Can I Get COVID-19 From My Cell Phone?

Woman wearing mask looks at closet

Can You Get COVID-19 From Your Clothing?

Medical interpreters at Morton Medical Center
Carla FogarenSci/Health

What It's Like To Be A Medical Interpreter Amid The Pandemic

A dental hygienist.

What's The Risk Of Getting COVID-19 Working As A Dental Hygienist?

A woman shops for meat

Expert Questions Warnings On Meat Supply As Grocers Shift Strategy

A woman picks up takeout
Dave FrancoU.S.

What's My Risk Of Catching COVID-19 If I Order Takeout?

Two people on a balcony.
Dave FrancoU.S.

What's The Risk Of Getting COVID-19 From Being On My Patio?

Two dogs playing.

Can I Get COVID-19 From My Dog Playing With Another Dog?