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.

January 16, 2018


WATCH: Here's how it feels when The Killers invite you on stage to play a song on drums

Like most of the 21,000 people who headed to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night to see The Killers show, I remain totally jealous of Tyler Steinbronn three days later.

January 16, 2018


How a hands-free dog-walking device could save a family from losing their home

Little did the Andersons know that they weren’t saving Darby the pit bull (from an animal rescue shelter.) Darby was saving them.

January 12, 2018

Odd News

Flat-earth rocket pilot on February launch: I expect 'more viewers than the Super Bowl'

Daredevil/limousine driver 'Mad' Mike Hughes plans to ride a rocket into space to highlight flat-earth awareness.

January 10, 2018


We're (not) all going to die!

If what the naysayers maintained was true, the best vantage point to watch the official crumbling of law and order in Philadelphia in the dawning of the Krasner era would’ve been Wednesday morning on the ninth floor of the Criminal Justice Center.

January 9, 2018


Poll: Soccer nearly cracks America's top three favorite spectator sports

A Gallup poll released last week looked into the popularity of America’s favorite spectator sports, and while this nation’s brand of football still reigns supreme, the sport the rest of the world calls football has made some popularity gains.

January 9, 2018


How to sing the 'Star Spangled Banner' effectively in public: A guide

Some people are saying it didn’t look like the President of the United States – a man who has turned respecting the flag into his cause celebre – appeared to know the lyrics to the national anthem at Monday evening’s national college football-championship game.

January 8, 2018


What do you miss most about Philly's recent past?

It’s been more than a year since Johnny Manana’s restaurant closed its doors for the last time in East Falls, clearing way for a Le Bus bistro to the corner of Ridge and Midvale avenues.

January 4, 2018


Meet the Philly area's cheesesteak baby

Lucas Royce Williams's parents have chronicled his growth using a unorthodox ruler of sorts – the Philadelphia cheesesteak.

January 4, 2018

Viral Video

WATCH: This is the most magical snow-day video in the history of snow

Now trending on Twitter: a six-second video excerpt, purportedly filmed under a highway overpass in North Philly, in which a four-wheel bicycle rider is pulled along the sidewalk by a husky dog.

January 3, 2018

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Ask Hickey: Can you hunt in Philly's Hunting Park?

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