Mark Dent is Billy Penn’s Newest Reporter/Curator

chriskrewson-headshot
Mark_Dent_2

Mark Dent, an award-winning reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Dallas Morning News, has joined Billy Penn as its second Reporter/Curator.

Mark, who covers Penn State for the largest newspaper in Pennsylvania’s second-biggest city, earned the 2013 Keystone Press Award for covering the university — both on the football field and in court, during the criminal proceedings against Jerry Sandusky as well as campus administrators. Prior to the P-G, Mark covered prep sports for the Morning News, the 400,000-circulation major metro daily newspaper in Dallas, Tex. In his spare time, he launched The Brew House, an award-winning blog that celebrates sportswriting. He’s a graduate of the University of Kansas. You can follow Mark on Twitter here.

“Philadelphia is such a cool place. And right now it is changing and growing,” Mark says. “I believe Billy Penn can help Philly residents understand everything that is happening within the city’s many communities and strengthen a mutually beneficial relationship between Philadelphia and the people who live here.”

We’re very excited for Mark to complete Billy Penn‘s editorial team before the site rolls out this fall, and we can’t wait for him to arrive. Mark’s first day is October 5.

Let the news come to you

Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter brings you the latest Philly news that everyone will be talking about in your Slack channel.

Nice to see you (instead of a paywall)

Billy Penn’s mission is to provide free, quality information to Philadelphians through our articles and daily newsletter. If you believe local journalism is key to a healthy community, join us!

Did you hear that?

That was the sound of you being informed after reading another BP article. If you believe local information should be free and accessible to all Philadelphians, will you support Billy Penn today?

Informing Philadelphians, one story at a time

Your generous donation brought this article to life. Become a sustaining member today to continue Billy Penn’s work.

Bring a friend into the Billy Penn-verse

Thanks for reading another story! Know a fellow Philadelphian that would appreciate BP? Tell them about our newsletter.

chriskrewson-headshot

Editor


Chris Krewson is the executive director of LION Publishers, a national nonprofit association that serves local journalism entrepreneurs build sustainable news organizations, and the founding editor of Billy Penn. He lives in Havertown.