Billy Penn at WHYY is a local news team that informs and entertains people living in Philadelphia, the greatest city in the world.
No fluff, no BS, all Philly
Billy Penn reader-powered nonprofit newsroom covers everything Philly, from breaking news to urban life to food and fun. Through original reporting, curation, and events, they help their community learn from and connect with one another. Instead of your standard news site, they'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. They are a proud partner in Resolve Philly’s Broke in Philly reporting collaborative.
Billy Penn is member-supported, meaning everything we do depends on your generous contributions and participation.