No fluff, no BS, all Philly ✨

Billy Penn at WHYY is a local news team that informs and entertains people living in Philadelphia, the greatest city in the world.

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 help our community learn from and connect with one another. We are a proud partner in Resolve Philly’s Broke in Philly reporting collaborative.

Instead of your standard news site, we’re more like a friend who happens to be really knowledgeable about the city. Founded in 2014 as a startup, in 2019 we joined WHYY, the region’s NPR and PBS public media affiliate.

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Billy Penn is member supported, meaning everything we do depends on your generous contributions and participation.

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Note: We are hiring reporters! See our job listing here.

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Billy Penn at WHYY
150 N. 6th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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