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.

May 25, 2018


Food-truck controversy heats up in Overbrook Park

Robert Green and Jordan Johnson still haven’t gotten clearance to reopen their food truck in the city's Overbrook Park neighborhood, but recent controversy regarding its closure sparked a discussion amongst the entrepreneurs, community leaders, residents and elected officials.

May 23, 2018


Six days after getting L&I approval for food truck, the city shut them down

On the sixth day of operation at the Platters food truck in Overbrook Park, an L&I inspector showed up with a laptop. He was there to shut down the business after amendments to a City Council ordinance rendered the location unfit for food trucks.

May 23, 2018


What do Harambe, Donald Trump and a Traffic Court judge who went to jail have in common?

Philadelphia voters backed some amazing write-in candidates during last week's Pennsylvania primary.

May 21, 2018


You'll never guess which airport has the third most Memorial Day Weekend delays

Flying out of Philadelphia International Airport for a Memorial Day Weekend getaway?

May 18, 2018


Racist NYC lawyer arrested on disorderly conduct charges at 2009 Phillies game

You’ve heard a lot about a fellow named Aaron Schlossberg this week. That’s what happens when racist villains get caught on viral video ranting like some racists are wont to do.

May 17, 2018


WATCH: Fans, protesters trade insults outside Tomi Lahren's appearance in Glenside

Brian Waddington stood at the front of the line outside Keswick Theatre, which made headlines earlier Thursday when a vandal spray painted “NAZIS DIE” on the building where conservative commentator Tomi Lahren would hold court later in the evening.

May 16, 2018


Protest organizer explains why they're targeting Tomi Lahren's local appearance on Thursday night

In the world of political punditry, few channel their viewers’ and haters’ rage quite like Tomi Lahren.

May 16, 2018


Would that controversial billboard even be visible from Fairmount Park?

When I heard that my former Philadelphia city councilman wanted to amend the city’s zoning code so a billboard could pop up in Fairmount Park, the worst-case scenarios instantly came to mind.

May 14, 2018


Opening Starbucks bathrooms won't heal racial strife, but this idea sure might

Should Starbucks be lauded for reacting to its Philadelphia incident? Sure, but opening up restrooms to all is a concession straight from the damage-control playbook, and one fails to get at the heart of the issue. A Philadelphia lawyer has a different idea.

May 14, 2018


Legalized sports betting is the jolt Atlantic City needs to save itself

I absolutely love Atlantic City. That’s mostly an effect of covering the police and fire beats there for five years in the late 1990s.

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