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Atlan Rush Hassard is an anchor at KYW Newsradio. He was born in Mississippi, raised in Arizona, lived in Brooklyn, and now currently resides in Northern Liberties. A graduate of Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Atlan has had a prolific career in radio...
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Charlotte Reese is a reporter, writer and podcast producer at KYW Newsradio. She joined the news team in March 2018 as a desk assistant and quickly moved her way up to a variety of roles. She guest hosts the podcast Scroll Down: True Philadelphia Stories and has been working as the associate...
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Andy Anderson spent 12 years at Metro Traffic in Rochester, NY, being Assistant Director of Operations, as well as delivering airborne and studio-based traffic for radio and TV affiliates. He was also the co-host and traffic reporter for WDKX, and WNVE. He worked at multiple stations in the...
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J.D. Brooke joined KYW as a traffic producer in September 2018. Prior to working at the Traffic Center, he produced for TV and Radio stations all over the country, including stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. ​J.D. began his career in the news media as a...
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Jay Scott Smith
Jay Scott Smith joined KYW Newsradio in February 2019. He previously spent three years at WHYY, where he won Best Newscast and two Best Sports Feature Awards from the PA Associated Press. A Detroit native, Jay graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 and later received his Master’s Degree...
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Kyree Moses was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. He always knew he wanted to be in the radio/television industry. In 2016, Kyree graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a degree in Communications. While there, he was a fill in news anchor for the college’s TV station. He also interned...
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Alex Silverman joined KYW Newsradio as Program Director in September 2018. He previously served as Assistant Director of News and Programming at WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City, where he guided KYW's sister station through a modern refresh and re-image of its iconic news radio brand. After...
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Maya Aphornsuvan is a digital editor and news production assistant at KYW Newsradio. Originally from Thailand, Maya came to the States during her gap year and decided to stay. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. Before coming to KYW,...
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Antionette Lee joined the KYW Newsradio team as a desk assistant in 2017. The North Carolina native graduated from NC State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Shortly afterwards, she accepted a job teaching english as a second language in Shanghai, China. Lee says it was in...
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