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Larry Platt

A Philadelphia media fixture since the early ‘90s, Larry Platt is the former editor of The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia magazine, and the co-author of the bestselling Every Day I Fight, the cancer memoir of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. He has written for New York, GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and Men’s Journal.

“I’ve run two major media institutions in our town and have yet to consistently produce the kind of journalism the city and Democracy truly needs,” Platt says.

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Stories by Larry Platt:

The Buck Stops Elsewhere

With an election looming and body bags piling up at an alarming rate, can D.A. Larry Krasner skirt accountability?

By Larry Platt

Revisiting Regionalism

Yo, Mayor Kenney! This time of crisis is actually an opportunity to revisit an idea from the ‘90s: the city and surrounding counties joining forces to form an economic behemoth

By Larry Platt

How Not To Blow The Stimulus Windfall

The city stands to receive $1.4 billion. How confident are you that the Kenney administration will put it to good use?

By Larry Platt

Ideas, Please!

Two recent public policy press conferences raise the question: Do Philly leaders have any new ideas for old, intransigent problems? Maybe one gaping problem is an opportunity for new thinking

By Larry Platt

“We Only Have One Mayor”

Former Governor Ed Rendell and Congressman Dwight Evans voice their concerns for the state of Philadelphia

By Larry Platt

A Mayoral Wishlist, Disruptor Edition

If we really want a robust debate in 2023, how about some bold, unconventional candidates? Here, a list of unusual suspects.

By Larry Platt

And They’re Off …

What do Allan Domb and Cindy Bass’ call this week for mass vaccinations, Rebecca Rhynhart’s recent critical report on the Kenney administration, and Jeff Brown’s plans to run for mayor all signal? That we’re closer to 2023 than you might think.

By Larry Platt

Jim Kenney’s Very Bad Week

Between a devastating report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and his administration’s fumbling of the vaccination rollout, it’s no wonder the mayor has floated the idea of cutting bait and running for the Senate

By Larry Platt