John Kopp

John Kopp

John Kopp is a News Reporter/Web Producer who joined after spending five years reporting for the Delaware County Daily Times. He spent the prior year covering state and local politics, including a $4 million Pennsylvania state Senate race. He previously covered Chester city government, the Chester Upland School District and high-school sports. A Temple University graduate, John enjoys long-distance running, watching baseball and exploring new places.

March 19, 2018


Vaccine denial – 'a big problem' – among topics at weeklong Penn Teach-In

At a University of Pennsylvania panel about the "growing disregard and politicization of facts, data, research and science" experts took aim at the misinformation being spread by vaccine denialists.

March 16, 2018

Women's History Month

Escaping George Washington: Oney Judge's 'amazing story' of courage

Nearly 222 years ago, Oney Judge slipped out of President George Washington's house in Philadelphia and fled to New Hampshire, a sudden disappearance that shocked the first family.

March 16, 2018


Assaults increased in cities that hosted Trump rallies, study finds

Cities that hosted Donald Trump rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign experienced an uptick in assaults, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

March 14, 2018


Philly students converge on City Hall to call for stronger gun laws

Hundreds of Philadelphia students converged on City Hall on Wednesday morning, abandoning class to call for stronger gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

March 13, 2018


Fed up with gun violence, Philly-area students will join school walkouts

Students across the Philadelphia region will abruptly walk out of class on Wednesday morning, joining teenagers across the country in a student-led demonstration aimed at ending school shootings.

March 13, 2018


Free Meek Mill, urges lawyer, mother and Philly sports stars

An attorney representing Meek Mill said the jailed rapper's case is representative of an unjust system that leaves individuals in prison for technical violations.

March 12, 2018


Indego bike share's monthly rates to rise this spring

Indego riders who purchase monthly passes to bike throughout Philadelphia will have to shell out a few more dollars each month beginning this spring.

March 12, 2018

Social Media

ACLU to Pa. congressman: Stop blocking constituents on Facebook

The ACLU is urging a Pennsylvania congressman to discontinue his alleged practice of blocking constituents on Facebook, arguing that doing so violates their First Amendment rights.

March 9, 2018


WATCH: Phillies fans jump in to save national anthem after PA system falters

Several thousand Phillies fans helped Janice Knapp finish the national anthem after the public address system cut out on the singer prior to Friday's spring training game.

March 8, 2018

Social Media

On Twitter, fake news travels more rapidly than real news

Fake news spreads more rapidly than real news – at least on Twitter. That was the finding of a new study conducted by three researchers at the Masschusetts Institute of Technology.

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