NewsWorks’ Delaware Team

WHYY’s Wilmington studio serves as our Delaware hub for NewsWorks and the production center for WHYY’s weekly Delaware news magazine, First.

Our Delaware production staff (seated from left to right):

Mark Eichmann ( has been reporting in Delaware for over 10 years, and has been at WHYY since 2008. He is a co-host of First. Twitter: @markeichmann

Shirley Min ( joined First as a co-host in 2011. She now calls Delaware home after stops in Philadelphia and North Carolina. Twitter: @WHYYShirley_Min

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Nichelle Polston ( is a co-host of First since 2012. She makes Delaware her home after stops at TV stations in Pa. and N.J. Twitter: @nichellepolston

Avi Wolfman-Arent ( joined WHYY in December 2014. Prior to that he covered nonprofits for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and education technology for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Twitter: @avi_WA

Standing left to right:

Brian Drouin ( has been a director and web producer during his 14 years at WHYY, he is also the producer of First Experience, an arts and culture feature that airs on First and Twitter: @briandrouintv

Charlie O’Neill ( is a photographer/technician for First, Newsworks and WHYY.  

John Mussoni ( is Managing Editor in Delaware for WHYY and First. Twitter: @whyyfirst

Paul Parmelee ( is a photographer/technician for First, Newsworks and WHYY. 

Gene Ashley ( is a photographer/technician for First, Newsworks, and WHYY.  

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