Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio

Mat Kaplan knows how fortunate he is to be the host and producer of Planetary Radio. He was just 17 when he got his first job in broadcasting. It wasn’t until Planetary Radio that he was able to combine his love of space exploration with the fun and excitement of being on the air. A Planetary Society staff member for nearly five years, Mat is also who we look to when an event calls for audiovisual support or a live webcast. He lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and two teenage daughters and also works as a Mat Kaplan knows how fortunate he is to be the host and producer of Planetary Radio. He was just 17 when he got his first job in broadcasting. It wasn’t until Planetary Radio that he was able to combine his love of space exploration with the fun and excitement of being on the air. A Planetary Society staff member for nearly five years, Mat is also who we look to when an event calls for audiovisual support or a live webcast. He lives in Long Beach, California, with his wife and two teenage daughters and 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. One or two people may even remember him as a correspondent for a couple of pioneering national TV series about computers.