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.

February 18, 2019


Q&A: Meet the N.Y. Rangers fan who answered the first-ever Jeopardy! question about Gritty

By now, you’ve likely heard that Gritty attacked the shores of the television game-show “Jeopardy!” in the form of an answer (phrased in the form of a question) to the $800 “World Almanac 2018” category on Friday night’s episode.

February 15, 2019


Owner beats N.J. government agency seeking to seize family home - for now

Charles Birnbaum has been legally battling CRDA which wanted to take his family's long-time home in Atlantic City and demolish it in the name of an unidentified project. On Friday, February 15, 2019, the state Superior Court's appellate division sided with Birnbaum.

February 15, 2019

Good News

Local orthodontist's promise to patients: If you're a Girl Scout, I'll buy five boxes of cookies

An orthodontist from Bucks County has made a deal with some of his patients: if you're a Girl Scout who comes to an appointment in your uniform, he'll buy five boxes of your cookies. The treats are then donated to local food pantries to help those in need.

February 14, 2019

Odd News

Philly resident: Neighbors' recycling bins help explain rise in crime

On the NextDoor app, an East Falls man wondered whether there was a tie between the alcohol he's seen in his neighbors' recycling bins and rising crime in the area.

February 13, 2019

Odd News

WATCH: Property rehabbers find potentially deadly booby trap in Philly home

“As a property manager, I see some crazy things. This is, by far, the craziest,” says Ari Miller of Real Estate Management Advisors LLC about what workers found in a Southwest Philadelphia home.

February 12, 2019

Odd News

An intimate chat with the couple selling the '50 Shades of Maple Glen' home

Vince Quinn and Priscilla Costa talked candidly about their with a pleasure chamber, and specifically the real estate listing that went online last Thursday night and made headlines around the world.

February 8, 2019

Odd News

WATCH: Take a tour of the Montgomery County home for sale with a 'sexual oasis'

I’m sure you’ve heard about the palatial estate in suburban Philadelphia that – listed for sale at $750,000 – features what some are calling a “sex dungeon,” but the realtor in charge of selling it termed a “private sexual oasis.”

February 7, 2019


Tale of the tape: Gritty vs. Boban Marjanović

I don’t know who made a proverbial deal with the devil, and I don’t care to find out. Regardless of who it was, the fact remains that Philadelphia is now home to two cult-status heroes, and for that and that alone, the deal was worth it.

February 7, 2019


Man who fired AR-15 into Delilah's parking lot pleads guilty to attempted murder

On Thursday morning, a 31-year-old resident of Laurel Springs pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and two counts of recklessly endangering another person from a March 2017 incident.

February 7, 2019


'Dreamer,' an undefeated pro boxer from New Hope, working hard for success

Alejandro Jimenez crossed the border illegally when he was 15 years old. Today, he's a DACA 'Dreamer' and undefeated boxer who hopes to be an example that hard work pays off.

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