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.

February 14, 2019


Cancer death rate dropping faster in black Americans, narrowing racial gap

The overall cancer death rate is dropping faster for black Americans than white Americans, narrowing the gap between the two racial demographics. That's according to a new report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society.

February 11, 2019

Children's Health

Driven by vaping, youth tobacco use surged in 2018

About 4.9 million U.S. middle and high school students were using tobacco in 2018, according to the CDC's latest Vital Signs report. That was a 36.1 percent increase from a year earlier.

February 11, 2019

Health Stories

Temple clinic helps transgender women find new voices

Temple University's Speech-Language Hearing Center houses a student-run, voice therapy clinic that regularly assists transgender women pursuing voice alterations. It's one of the few in the Philly area.

February 7, 2019

Adult Health

Temple scientist developing blood test to better diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Temple University researchers have received a grant to advance the development of a blood test that could help doctors diagnose and evaluate traumatic brain injuries, including concussions.

February 6, 2019

Health News

Tests confirm Philly patient does not have deadly Ebola virus

A patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is being screened for the deadly Ebola virus, though preliminary testing indicates the patient has another condition, according to Penn Medicine.

February 4, 2019


Suburban Philly organization sets cancer guidelines used by doctors all over the world

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network plays a critical role in ensuring that oncology patients receive optimal treatment no matter where they are treated.

February 4, 2019


In Super Bowl ad, ASMR hits the mainstream

ASMR went mainstream during the Super Bowl on Sunday night, when a Michelob Ultra advertisement replicated the myriad videos online.

January 30, 2019


Philly union leader John Dougherty, Councilman Bobby Henon indicted in public corruption scandal

Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty and City Councilman Robert Henon were among eight people charged in a public corruption indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury.

January 29, 2019

Health Stories

When the flu turns grave, Penn Lung Rescue Team flies into action

Using mobile ECMO, the Penn Lung Rescue Team saves dozens of patients from acute respiratory failure each year, rushing throughout the tri-state region to airlift – and treat – patients in need of critical care.

January 25, 2019


Temple football staffer's leukemia recovery underscores critical need for blood donors

The American Red Cross needs 13,000 blood donations every day to maintain its supply. Millennials are significant contributers. And Kane Ivers-Osthus' battle against leukemia underscores this need.

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