Shai Ben-Yaacov

Shai Ben-Yaacov, co-host of The Why, is stepping into the host chair after a career spent mostly on the other side of the soundproof glass. He began his reporting career as a newsroom volunteer in 2004. Since 2011, he’s produced the award winning local news show NewsWorks Tonight. When he’s not crashing on deadline, Shai enjoys cycling, fencing, and trying to keep up with an ever-growing glut of amazing podcasts. He grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

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