Timothy McLaughlin

mclaughlin timothy dl Timothy McLaughlinTo put it in sports terms, Timothy McLaughlin is a “home-grown” player.  He broke into radio as an intern with KYW Newsradio during his junior year at Arcadia University, in Glenside, Pa.   He was quickly hired as a desk assistant and service aide, positions he held through the remainder of his college years.

Today, McLaughlin is an editor and morning drive writer for KYW Newsradio.

During college, McLaughlin served for two years as managing editor for Arcadia’s student newspaper, The Tower.  He also interned in the news department at the Philadelphia CityPaper.

An avid distance runner, McLaughlin’s first competitive race was the 2010 Philadelphia Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon, which he finished “without passing out or throwing up,” he boasts.

He has since completed a full marathon and dreams of someday running the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece.

McLaughlin says he has performance in his blood; he grew up playing percussion (drums, piano, and his favorite, vibraphone), and he was the captain of his high school’s drumline.

He calls his Eagle Scout award his biggest accomplishment.  He still enjoys camping, hiking, rock climbing, and trail running, and tries to live by the motto, “Be prepared.”

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Bill Ling posing in the banana costume he'll wear during the ODDyssey Half Marathon. (Photo taken at the 2015 Philadelphia Spring Running Exposition by Tim McLaughlin.)

Local Runner Going Bananas In Effort To Set Bizarre Record

When the ODDyssey Half Marathon goes through Fairmount Park this Sunday, one man — dressed in a fruit outfit — will be trying to set a Guinness World Record.


(Danielle Denk of the Trust for Public Land sets up a mini-park on Walnut Street.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Mini Parks Popping Up Around Philadelphia For Annual Event

“The idea is to take up a parking space that a car would usually use and occupy it with a park,” explains Danielle Denk.


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The PA Ballet: ‘Director’s Choice’

The Pennsylvania Ballet Company presents “Director’s Choice” from May 8th to May 11th at the Academy of Music.


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‘Carmina Burana’ And A Pa. Ballet Premiere

The Pennsylvania Ballet company presents “Carmina Burana” and a company premiere, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto.


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Yannick With The Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his debut with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at the Kimmel Center on Jan. 26th.


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The Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Jewels’

The Pennsylvania Ballet opens its new season with “Jewels” from October 17th to the 27th at the Academy of Music.


(KYW's Larry Kane with Elizabeth.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Elizabeth

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth loves expressing herself through music and art.


(LaKyisha.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: LaKyisha

Fourteen-year-old LaKyisha wants to see the world.


(Yesali.  Photos by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Yesali

Yesali is a compassionate 11-year-old who loves animals.


(Patrick.  Credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Patrick

Thirteen-year-old Patrick has a strong faith that has led him to consider a career as a preacher.


(Carlos, left, and his brother Jose.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Carlos and José

Brothers Carlos and José are looking for a home together.


Emergency crews responded to the scene of a freight train that derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and resulted in a chemical spill Friday, Nov. 30. (see full story) (Credit: CBS 3)

Shelter In Place Order Lifted In Paulsboro, New Jersey

A shelter-in-place order that was issued Monday morning for residents in Paulsboro, New Jersey has been lifted.


(Tajon.  Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Tajon

Tajon looks like any other nine-year-old but he has a grown-up attitude.


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Wednesday’s Child: Wafiq

“Creative” doesn’t even begin to describe Wafiq. At just 14 years old, he taught himself to play the drums.


(Robert.  Credit: Timothty McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Robert

Robert loves computers and he plays the piano, even writes his own songs. And he has quite sophisticated tastes.



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