Bobby Allyn covers courts, criminal justice and breaking news for WHYY. Before coming to Philadelphia, he was in Nashville, where he wrote about legal issues and urban change for regional and national newspapers. He spent his last year there as a reporter for Nashville Public Radio. Before that, he was a staff writer covering federal courts for the Tennessean. His stories have been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and other shows. Bobby grew up near Wilkes-Barre, a small blue-collar town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is a first-generation college graduate who studied philosophy and journalism at American University in Washington. At other points in life, he has lived and worked in Brooklyn, Portland, Ore. and Sweden. He enjoys bike commuting and black coffee.

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