Anna Orso joins Billy Penn as Reporter/Curator

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Anna Orso, Billy Penn's first Reporter/Curator. (Photo by Christi Bernlohr)

Anna Orso, Billy Penn's first Reporter/Curator. (Photo by Christi Bernlohr)

Anna Orso, a reporter for the Harrisburg Patriot-News and PennLive.com, will be Billy Penn‘s first Reporter/Curator.

Anna, who edited the Daily Collegian as a Penn State junior before winning the national Hearst Journalism Awards as a senior, is a breaking news and crime enterprise reporter for the central Pennsylvania news provider, a newspaper with a “digital-first” mindset and staffing plan. In addition to her experience covering spot news (including, as an underclassman, the Jerry Sandusky scandal and its fallout), she’s been fearless in using new media and social media to report and present news and information. She’s also freelanced for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of a team that I believe is doing something different, not only in terms of how it plans to deliver quality journalism, but because of how it’s aiming to make Philadelphia a better place by bringing together communities,” Anna says. “I believe in this, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of something so innovative, fresh and meaningful.”

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Anna to Billy Penn; she starts September 15.

— Chris Krewson

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