Brian Hickey


Brian Hickey has been a journalist in Philadelphia and South Jersey for the past 20 years, most recently as an editor at WHYY covering the mayoral race and stories throughout the city. He’s written for Deadspin and NewsWorks and other outlets, and has been honored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Pa. Society of Professional of Journalists and others.

Raised in Haddon Township, he lives in East Falls with his wife Angela and son Louden. There, he hosts Quizzo every other Tuesday night (come on out sometime!) and coaches in the neighborhood’s youth-soccer program.

Tweet at him @brianphickey.

September 22, 2017


The search continues for the dog abducted in a stolen car

The good news? The stolen car has been found.

September 22, 2017


Top 100 submissions on what to do with the Rizzo statue

When the long-simmering controversy over potentially relocating the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo reached the screaming phase this summer, city officials invited the public to offer suggestions for the monument’s future.

September 21, 2017


Philly mascot wit attitude: 'You can't get better cheesesteaks anywhere in the world'

When the third annual Philly Cheesesteak & Food Fest 2017 returns to Citizen’s Bank Park on Saturday, folks will do more than taste the city’s trademarked cuisine, sip craft beers, walk the base paths or chill in the Phillies dugout.

September 20, 2017


They called him 'whitest black kid' and it sparked a racial awakening

Even though it happened eight or nine years ago, Anthony Coleman remembers the moment as if it were yesterday.

September 19, 2017


10 dirty* songs that should get the Kidz Bop treatment

Since 2000, the young singers of the Kidz Bop movement have regaled the world with their take on the pop hits of the day.

September 18, 2017


He once ran for mayor, now he has a trial date for allegedly vandalizing Rizzo statue

Long a point of contention in Center City, the battle over the Frank Rizzo intensified last month when City Councilwoman at-large Helen Gym called for its removal from the plaza at the Municipal Services Building.

September 18, 2017

Odd News

They think they cracked the case of the roadside-stand egg thefts

Now investigators apparently have a suspect in the thefts, but while police have said an arrest is imminent, no formal announcement was available on Monday afternoon.

September 15, 2017

Odd News

She bought toilet paper at Walmart and claims a 2-foot snake was inside the packaging

Imagine you’re the type of person who despises snakes with an Indiana Jones level of hatred.

September 14, 2017


Mocked and targeted, local Juggalos say weekend March on D.C. is a defense of civil liberties for all

Being a hardcore fan of horrorcore rappers Insane Clown Posse comes with a requirement: the realization, and acceptance, that people will laugh at you, either to your face or behind your back.

September 13, 2017


Philly viral-video king fought Facebook (and Facebook seemingly won)

Facebook helps me keep up with everybody’s birthdays. It also enables me to share stories I write more widely than otherwise possible. Thank you for that, Facebook. You’re a blessing.

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