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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, a producer of Kelce, 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:

Freedom Fighter

Does Governor Shapiro have a winning argument for Biden and the Dems in the fall? Judging by how many are borrowing it from him, yes

By Larry Platt

The Fix: Judges Who Meet the Moment

Judge Jeffrey Schmehl’s lax sentencing this week of John Dougherty’s co-conspirators is a reminder that corruption flourishes when punishment meets the Philly Shrug

By Larry Platt

Investment? What Investment?

Philly is blowing its chance to use its federal rescue funds to directly address intractable problems. Will Mayor Parker’s new budget follow Governor Shapiro’s blueprint and propose an “invest and grow” plan?

By Larry Platt

Learning on the Job

Neither Mayor Parker, Council President Johnson nor Council Majority Leader Gilmore Richardson have CEO experience. How are they going to make the switch from legislating to leading?

By Larry Platt

Is Philly About to Decide Democracy’s Future … Again?

Voter turnout in the biggest city of our key swing state is trending dangerously downward. Is Philly about to end democracy after saving it four years ago? Governor Shapiro has a warning for us

By Larry Platt

The War in University City

While student protestors and bullying Trustees at Penn continue shedding far more heat than light, there’s a different story at neighbor Drexel. Why?

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Year Awards: Disruptors Ryan Boyer and Michael Forman

The finance CEO and labor leader are determined to make Philadelphia the most equitable, fastest growing big city in America together.

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Year Awards: Why Lewis Katz?

The Citizen will bestow its inaugural Corporate Citizen of the Year award in the name of a late civic leader we ought not forget

By Larry Platt

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