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.

July 20, 2017


17 memorable stories from my 17 years living in Philly

I may be moving to the Burbs, but this column isn’t about me. It’s about why I love Philadelphia so much that I may be shedding a tear right now as you read this.

July 19, 2017


Didn't make the Dîner en Blanc Philly cut? Check out this 'inclusive' bicycling party

One of the sad truths of this Philadelphia life is knowing that everybody who wants to be so present at the annual Dîner en Blanc event cannot do so.

July 18, 2017


Top 10 seafood offerings sure to make your mouth water

With all due sympathy for those whose allergies preclude them from eating it, seafood is very good. Some might even say it’s delicious.

July 18, 2017


Viral-video villain close to getting 'lick my a**hole' charges wiped from record

It was never the type of fame she wanted, so maybe it’s fitting that – in her first court appearance since become a foul-mouthed viral supervillain outside a Center City comedy club – Colleen Campbell didn’t stand out from the mercy-seeking crowd.

July 17, 2017

Animal Welfare

Meet the people who care for 100 'Boardwalk cats' at Jersey Shore

It’s another hot summer day at the Jersey Shore, but Julius found a nice cool spot to comfortably chill.

July 14, 2017


People freaking out about 'zero respect' at Atlantic City Boardwalk memorial for first responders

As far as the challenges facing Atlantic City go, a pair of out-of-place picnic tables on the Boardwalk may not seem like much, but to some, it means quite a bit.

July 13, 2017


The winning Dîner en Blanc Philly charity bid will make you cry tears of joy

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of how Dîner en Blanc Philly has instituted a new charity element to help alleviate stress for six of some 43,000 wait list for the awesome event.

July 11, 2017


Turns out there's more than five best types of beach people

It’s been less than 24 hours since I employed virtual signaling to shame folks into realizing it’s OK to focus on positive beach behavior instead of dwelling on the negative.

July 11, 2017


Ruppapalooza coming to Philly!

Cameron Rupp likes baseball, which makes sense since he’s a catcher for the Phillies.

July 11, 2017


This is why Philly police and 311 don't keep track of loud-sex complaints

Between statistics from the Philadelphia Police Department and calls made to the Philly311 non-emergency contact center, we can learn a lot of things about people who call our fair city home.

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