Matt Dellinger

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Matt Dellinger is a journalist and writer who has written for The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Oxford American, Smithsonian, and the New York Times and has reported on transportation and planning for the public radio show The Takeaway. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and blogs for public radio’s[1]

In 2010, he published his first book, Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway, which the Wall Street Journal called "an American-civics reality show, featuring pitched battles among special interests, grass-roots activists, environmentalists, politicians and Beltway bandits."[2]

Dellinger was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, attended Pike High School, and graduated from DePauw University in 1997.[3] He worked for ten years on staff at The New Yorker as an illustrations editor, multimedia editor, and the producer and host of The New Yorker Out Loud, the magazine's first weekly podcast. He also coached The New Yorker’s softball team[4] for eight seasons.


  1. ^ Transportation Nation
  2. ^ "Unpaved, Good Intentions", The Wall Street Journal, August 25, 2010
  3. ^ "Early Praise for New Book by Matt Dellinger '97, Interstate 69",
  4. ^ "Once More Around the Park", Gawker, June 28, 2005