Quinn O'Callaghan, staff writer
Quinn O’Callaghan, staff writer

A New Yorker and constant critic of Philadelphia’s truly dire pizza and bagel situation, Quinn has been working in news since 2009. Starting as a feature writer at New York’s Saugerties Times, he has worked as a reporter, sports editor and essayist. He graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz in 2014 with a degree in journalism.

A staff writer at the Citizen, Quinn spent the last two years working in research and production at FOX News. He is also the author of a pair of novels represented by Dystel, Goderich and Bourret. He’ll gladly fight about anything over Twitter.


Stories by Quinn O'Callaghan:

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Democracy Vouchers

In Seattle, giving residents cash vouchers to support political candidates has increased participation from both voters and candidates. Could it do the same in Philly?

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Ideas We Should Steal: Fully Paid Teacher Sabbaticals

The U.K. is giving some teachers a paid year off in the hopes that it will help keep them in their jobs. Could that solve Philly’s teacher retention problem too?

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Guest Commentary: The Future of Violence Is Digital

Online beefs are behind an increasing amount of violence in Philly. A local resident and teacher wonders what police can do to stop it—and what responsibility social media giants should face

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Ideas We Should Steal: Institutional Racism Task Force

Austin faced uncomfortable truths about the city's inequities with a deep look into its racist past. Maybe it’s time for Philly to confront its own history

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Guest Commentary: The Folly of Philly’s Driving Equality Bill

As cities around the country work to protect residents from traffic accidents, a local resident contends a new bill passed by City Council makes walkers—and drivers—less safe

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Guest Commentary: Finding a Middle Ground on Dirt Bikes

A scourge to some, an expression of joy to others, what to do about ATVs and dirt bikes is a perennial debate in Philly. Here, an idea for settling it once and for all.

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Citizen Of The Week: Chris Banks

A Philly native’s “Banksgiving” program gives area kids something they desperately need to raise themselves out of poverty: Financial literacy training

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Cops And Their Feelings

Upper Darby’s police force is training to be racially and emotionally sensitive at the behest of its shockingly-woke superintendent

By Quinn O'Callaghan

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