Matt Guilhem

Matt Guilhem

Host, Reporter

KCRW Staff/Host/Producer

Matt regularly hosts Morning Edition and All Things Considered on KCRW. Matt got his first taste of radio while pursuing a masters degree in London. When he returned to his native Southern California, he started his public radio career as a volunteer at his local station, KVCR in San Bernardino. Soon he was hosting afternoons there and filing regular stories for NPR. After getting his start in San Bernardino, Matt spent about three years as the local Morning Edition host in Boise, Idaho. He packed up and came back to SoCal to be a rotating anchor, reporter, and occasional editor for KCRW in 2019. Over the years he’s covered everything from wildfires and a terror attack to mid-century modern architecture and the darkest patch of sky in the continental US. Few things delight him as much as an expertly made cocktail.

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Summer is here, and so is LA’s longest running outdoor film series Cinespia. Catch cult hits, classics, and flops at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Cinespia 2023 brings Pee-wee and Tyler Durden to Hollywood Forever

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Cannabis is legal in more states than ever this summer, but can you bring your weed on a plane or road trip? It’s complicated.

Weed wanderlust: Guide to cannabis travel rules and risks in CA and beyond

Cannabis is legal in more states than ever this summer, but can you bring your weed on a plane or road trip? It’s complicated.

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A judge ruled that keeping a person locked up because they can’t afford bail is unconstitutional in most cases in LA – for now.

Texts and mental health services could replace cash bail in LA

A judge ruled that keeping a person locked up because they can’t afford bail is unconstitutional in most cases in LA – for now.

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