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.

October 15, 2019

Health Stories

Brain surgery patient grateful to now live as a 'stereotypical' young adult

Brandie Trostle battled severe headaches for more than two years before learning their cause – a brain arteriovenous malformation, or brain AVM – a rare condition that affects less than 1% of the U.S. population.

October 11, 2019


U.S. barely keeps measles elimination status; should be eyeopener about importance of vaccines, doctors say

United States narrowly held onto its measles elimination status, overcoming outbreaks in New York. The contagious disease's rapid spread is an eye-opener to the importance of vaccines, physicians said.

October 11, 2019


Alaska remains the only state without a vaping-related illness

CDC: Vaping-related illnesses, deaths continue to rise

October 10, 2019


Beautify Philly's parks on 'Love Your Park' service day

Consider volunteering during the Love Your Park Fall Service Day, a citywide effort to clean and green the Philadelphia's myriad parks.

October 8, 2019

B. PHL Innovation Fest

Get ready for B.PHL Innovation Fest by attending these neighborhood events

The B.PHL Innovation Festival formally kicks off Tuesday. But the party begins before that with four events in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.

October 7, 2019

Health News

Penn alum wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Gregg L. Semenza, a University of Pennsylvania alumnus, was among a trio of researchers jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

October 7, 2019

Children's Health

Three babies die from infections at Pennsylvania hospital

Eight babies, all born prematurely, appear to have become infected with pseudomonas infection while in the neonatal intensive care unit at Geisinger Medical Center. Three have died.

October 3, 2019


Find the mattress of your dreams at the B. PHL Innovation Fest

Dr. Thanuja Hamilton will discuss the latest innovative mattresses and sleep accessories at the upcoming B. PHL Innovation Fest in Philadelphia

October 3, 2019


Vaping-related illnesses now surpass 1,000

The total number of severe-lung injury cases tied to vaping has surpassed 1,000 cases, federal health officials announced on Thursday.

October 1, 2019

Women's Health

Here are the most common signs of breast cancer

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women – by far. Here's what to look for and when to get a mammogram.

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