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.

August 15, 2018


Developmentally disabled worker celebrates 12 years on job at Villanova

Susan Gelb works in dining services at the university. A local program uses her as a shining example of the benefits of "competitive integrated employment."

August 10, 2018


Larry the Cable Guy talks about how PC's impacted comedy, scrapple and Comcast

Chances are, very few of you will recognize the name Daniel Lawrence Whitney, but chances are that you’ll recognize his southern drawl-slinging, sleeveless flannel-shirt and camo hat-sporting alter ego.

August 10, 2018


Rizzo foe: Let's gather next month with 'ropes and chains to tear the statue down'

After the city announced that the controversial Frank Rizzo statue would remain in place for two or three years, his family tells PhillyVoice that it shouldn't be moved at all but protesters vow to take matters into their own hands.

August 9, 2018


Philly officials scrambling to upgrade voting machines ahead of 2020 presidential election

The city is on a tight budget and a tighter timetable to have a new electronic voting system in place for the 2019 local elections, but the race is on.

August 8, 2018


People who board elevators before others exit are a pox on society

Common courtesy takes another hit as more people seem to think it's acceptable to board an elevator before others have a chance to exit.

August 7, 2018


Developer destroys South Philly mural dedicated to 'children lost to violence'

Steve Brown, the developer on the Point Breeze project, said he feels bad about what happened, but that it was a necessary move. He has offered to try and make things right.

August 3, 2018

Odd News

Suzy Greenberg wasn't the only pet turtle to go missing in Philadelphia this week

In any other week, one story about a pet turtle running away from home would be a quirky Philadelphia story. But this week, there were two such stories of that nature within a mile of one another.

August 3, 2018


The state GOP is correct: Mayor Kenney should apologize for his too-quick hanging-doll rhetoric

Mayor Kenney reacted too quickly after a story about a black doll being hanged from a South Philadelphia tree. He owes some people an apology (but not the president).

August 2, 2018

Odd News

The ballad of Suzy Greenberg, the 'sly turtle' who 'ran' away from her Philly home

A University City family's pet slider turtle, named for a Phish song, ran away from home last weekend. Thanks to flyers posted throughout the neighborhood, she was reunited with her human family a few days later.

August 1, 2018


It's time to kill off the 'I hope this finds you well' email greeting for good

You see, this article is about emails that start with that greeting-cum-cliche. Specifically, it’s about how that greeting is so played out that it’s not only lost all meaning, but has become a nuisance.

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