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.

March 19, 2018


That huge downed tree along Kelly Drive will soon be removed

There is some good news and some bad news about that huge downed tree that – while reportedly secured in place – looks as if it could fall onto Kelly Drive from the hill leading to Laurel Hill Cemetery.

March 19, 2018

Odd News

They got married in a Walmart garden center

Chrissy and Leida, standing in a central Pennsylvania Walmart’s garden center happily, getting m-a-r-r-i-e-d.

March 15, 2018


Badly-injured Dirty Franks bartender makes positive steps amid 'sphere of love'

Those who love Sheila Modglin are amazed by the progress she’s made while recovering at the hospital and the outpouring of support at a recent fundraiser.

March 15, 2018


ICE arrests at Montgomery County courts spark fears of chilling effect on crime victims, witnesses

Depending on who you believe, Arturo Juarez had exited his car - or was passed out in it - when police in Norristown, Montgomery County arrested him on DUI charges in the wee hours of December 20, 2017.

March 15, 2018

Odd News

Here are the seven weirdest things from Philly Uber’s lost-and-found bin

It’s never a good feeling to realize you lost something in an Uber. But sometimes, that pain can be soothed with humor.

March 15, 2018


Quizzo event to benefit Hurricane Maria evacuees

Hurricane Maria evacuees in the Philadelphia area are faced with the prospect of their transitional-sheltering assistance vouchers from FEMA ending early next week.

March 14, 2018


Bad neighbors: The adult potty-training files

Today's reader submissions center on a pair of neighbors who didn't not present themselves as being properly potty-trained. And a third that involves a more hygienic situation, albeit one that's aurally disruptive.

March 12, 2018

Odd News

Top 10 bars or clubs in Philly to ride a horse (Updated)

You hear about that bikini-clad lady who rode into a South Beach club on a horse the other day? If you haven't here's video of said craziness

March 12, 2018


Why Philly's spring clean mascot 'Sun Ray' freaks me the heck out

We have a lot of mascots in Philly.

March 9, 2018

Hit And Run

Strangers raise thousands for 3-year-old girl badly injured in hit-and-run

In the aftermath of a hit-and-run collision that nearly turned fatal, strangers are stepping up to help a single mother and her 3-year-old daughter still recovering from their injuries.

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