Billy Penn names Bleacher Report veteran as Sports Editor

The veteran journalist is “excited to get back to covering all the World Series and Stanley Cups and Super Bowls and NBA Finals and MLS Cups that Philly is sure to win now. Yes? Please?”

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Introducing Billy Penn’s new Sports Editor: Former Bleacher Report lead writer Dan Levy.

Dan has worked as a national sports writer and media personality for the last decade, most recently at Comeback Media, which includes sports and pop culture site The Comeback and the sports media-centric Awful Announcing. Prior to that, he was the National Lead Writer for Bleacher Report from 2011 through 2015, also hosting the flagship morning sports talk show Bleacher Report Radio on SiriusXM.

Beginning April 4th, you can expect to read his byline regularly on Billy Penn, as he’s charged with finding new and interesting things to say about Philly’s professional and collegiate teams. That’s no small feat in a media landscape that includes original reporting and commentary from the Inquirer and Daily News, Comcast SportsNet, ESPN, sports talk radio, new media voices like Crossing Broad, and the teams and their leagues themselves. He’ll also work to build a roster of freelance contributors to help him in his mission.

“When I first heard Billy Penn was expanding and looking for a sports editor, I was interested to see what direction they would go with the position. When I learned more about the role, and the people involved, I realized how unique an opportunity it was, and how good a fit I could be,” he says. “I’m humbled to join such an forward-thinking group and excited to get back to covering all the World Series and Stanley Cups and Super Bowls and NBA Finals and MLS Cups that Philly is sure to win now. Yes? Please?”

Dan has covered Super Bowls, major golf championships, NFL, NBA and MLB playoffs, March Madness and the FIFA World Cup. Prior to joining B/R, Levy hosted the long-running, critically admired On the DL podcast, a daily show focused on sports, media and popular culture. He previously worked for Sporting News, focusing on sports and sports media, and was contributor for The 700 Level, as well as Philadelphia Weekly, the Inquirer and the Washington Post.

Before his time as a sports journalist, Levy worked in the athletic communications office at Rutgers University, where he worked with the media — and even designed the trademarked R logo. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

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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.