Billy Penn’s next editor is Kevin Donahue

Veteran journalist and media executive Kevin Donahue is named as the next editor of Billy Penn at WHYY today. 

Donahue is a former senior managing editor at Men’s Health. He has held news manager or editor roles at the Philadelphia Business Journal, Rodale, and Philadelphia Daily News. 

He will take on the Billy Penn editor role as well as Senior Director of News Specialty Products, a newly created initiative to build capacity around WHYY News digital news content, products and programs. In addition to editing Billy Penn, Donahue will manage The Pulse and PlanPhilly teams. 

“Kevin is first and foremost a seasoned media executive who is no less comfortable in general news making as he is with building news franchises like Billy Penn, PlanPhilly and The Pulse. We’re quite fortunate to have him join our news leadership team as we face several opportunities to grow our newsroom’s impact on our regional marketplace,” said Bill Marrazzo, President & CEO of WHYY Inc.

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