Billy Penn at WHYY is a local news team with a mission to improve Philadelphia by reporting on and explaining the city’s political, physical, and cultural infrastructure.

Our goal is to connect residents — to useful and fun information, and to one another. Our reader-powered nonprofit newsroom covers everything Philly, from breaking news to urban life to food and fun. Through original reporting, curation, and events, we help our 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, the greatest city in the world. 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.

Our People

Danya Henninger

Director and Editor

Twitter:  @phillydesign 
Instagram: @phillydesign

Jordan Levy


Twitter:  @yyyordan

Asha Prihar


Twitter:  @AshaPrihar
Instagram:  @AshaPrihar

Heather Chin

Deputy Editor

Twitter: @HeatherJChin
Instagram:  @heatherjchin

Meir Rinde

Investigative Reporter

Twitter: @meirrinde
Instagram: @meirrinde

Ali Mohsen

Food & Drink Reporter


Jessica deRivera

Development & Engagement Manager

Twitter:  @jessthatjawn
Instagram:  @jessthatjawn

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Billy Penn at WHYY
150 N. 6th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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