New manager takes the helm at PlanPhilly

Ashley Hahn has been named as interim-manager of PlanPhilly.com. Hahn replaces Matt Golas, who resigned Wednesday.

 

Hahn has served as editor of PlanPhilly’s “Eyes on the Street” blog since 2011. Before joining PlanPhilly, she worked for the New York City Historic Properties Fund. She is a graduate of Skidmore College and earned a Master of City Planning and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

 Golas created PlanPhilly.com in 2006 in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania. The site became part of WHYY and Newsworks.org in March of this year.

PlanPhilly.com reports on planning, design, preservation and development news, through investigative reporting and data analysis. Its goal is to and provide a context for those issues. Since 2007, the organization has written more than 10,000 stories and produced 3,000 videos. The group is credited with making many urban planning decisions more transparent.

In a statement, WHYY Executive Vice President Kyra McGrath praised the PlanPhilly team and said their work would continue.

“WHYY is fully committed to the growth of PlanPhilly as part of our family of news gathering and distribution platforms,” McGrath said. “The staff has been doing a terrific job covering planning, design and development issues in our region.”

Hahn and her team: Jim Saksa, Jared Brey, Evan Croen, and Jon Geeting will continue to operate from WHYY and contribute their work to Newsworks.org and WHYY FM news.

 John Mussoni, who runs WHYY’s Delaware operation, was named Wednesday as interim Executive Vice President of News and Civic Dialog after the resignation of Chris Satullo.

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