Tim McLaughlin

To put it in sports terms, Timothy McLaughlin is a “home-grown” player. He broke into radio as an intern with KYW Newsradio during his junior year at Arcadia University, in Glenside, PA. He was quickly hired as a desk assistant and service aide, positions he held through the remainder of his college years. Today, McLaughlin is an editor and morning drive writer for KYW Newsradio.

During college, McLaughlin served for two years as managing editor for Arcadia’s student newspaper, The Tower. He also interned in the news department at the Philadelphia CityPaper.

An avid distance runner, McLaughlin’s first competitive race was the 2010 Philadelphia Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon. He has since completed five full marathons. McLaughlin says he has performance in his blood; he grew up playing percussion (drums, piano, and his favorite, vibraphone), and he was the captain of Archbishop Wood High School drumline. He calls his Eagle Scout award his biggest accomplishment.  He still enjoys camping, hiking, rock climbing, and trail running, and tries to live by the motto, “Be prepared.” 

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    Kim is looking for a forever home
    Tim McLaughlin/KYW Newsradio
    February 05, 2020 - 12:00 pm

    Kim is 14, and she's looking for a forever home. She loves K-pop music and autobiographies. Read more here.

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    Grace admires the Christmas trees at the KYW Newsradio broadcast center
    Tim McLaughlin/KYW Newsradio
    December 18, 2019 - 10:39 am

    When she grows up, 14-year-old Grace says she wants to inspire others. "(I want) to be like a positive speaker — like an advice speaker to other people who are like me and who ended up like me....

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    Michael stands next to a promotional poster for his favorite TV show, "The Flash," at the KYW broadcast center.
    Tim McLaughlin/KYW Newsradio
    December 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm

    Michael is 15 years old, and he's ready to put on his chef's apron. He's looking forward to cooking for a forever family one day. "(I like cooking) spaghetti, mac and cheese and everything else,"...

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    Wednesday's Child: Michael
    Tim McLaughlin/KYW Newsradio
    October 30, 2019 - 6:00 am

    Michael is looking for a forever family. "(I'd like) a caring family, and a strong heart family. Like they have a strong heart for their family members," he says.

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    Fifteen-year-old Rashad is all about one thing: He loves Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
    Tim McLaughlin/KYW Newsradio
    September 18, 2019 - 11:04 am

    Fifteen-year-old Rashad says he wants a family that will treat him with respect. "If I don't have a family, I probably won't be in the right direction, because I won't have a role model to lead me...

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