Mat Kaplan is an American radio personality. He is the host of Planetary Radio, a radio talk show that is about space exploration and airs throughout the United States, and a Planetary Society staff member.
At the age of 17, Kaplan got his first job in broadcasting.
Kaplan currently lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and two teenage daughters. He also works as a technology and media manager for a local university. His extensive background in journalism has ranged from public radio reporter covering the political conventions to movie reviewer for an international magazine, as well as a correspondent for a couple of pioneering national TV series about computers.