Reporter (2016–2017)

Cassie Owens is a reporter/curator for She was assistant editor at Next City and has contributed to Philadelphia City Paper, Metro, the Jewish Daily Forward, The Islamic Monthly and Spoke, among other publications. She's regularly covered culture and urban policy, from writing the first profile of YouTube personality Peanut Live to reporting on Newark's Valentine's Day vacant lot sale.

Cassie studied comparative literature at Brown University before heading to Brazil on a Fulbright scholarship. She is an alumna of Columbia Journalism School, where she earned her master's.
A Philadelphia native, her favorite cheesesteak is at Max's, her favorite hoagie is at Lennie's Home Plate, and her favorite local rapper growing up was Oschino.

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