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Billy Penn at WHYY is a local news team that informs, entertains and engages with Philadelphians.

Our reader-powered nonprofit newsroom covers everything Philly, from breaking news to urban life to food and fun. Through original reporting, curation and (virtual) events, we try to help our local community learn from and connect with one another.

Instead of your standard news site, we’re more like a friend who happens to be really knowledgeable about Philadelphia — and loves sharing the info. Founded in October 2014 as a startup, we joined the region’s NPR/PBS public media affiliate in April 2019.

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Billy Penn at WHYY
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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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