Before joining the Los Angeles Times as television editor, Matt Brennan served as Paste Magazine’s TV editor. His writing has also appeared in Indiewire, Slate, Deadspin and numerous other publications. Born in the Boston area, educated at USC and an adoptive New Orleanian for nearly 10 years, he currently resides in Los Angeles.
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