To 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 and web editor for CBSPhilly.com.
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 participated in the Broad Street Run, and hopes one day to run a full marathon. (Another of his delusions of grandeur: to someday run 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.”
Fourteen-year-old LaKyisha wants to see the world.
Yesali is a compassionate 11-year-old who loves animals.
Thirteen-year-old Patrick has a strong faith that has led him to consider a career as a preacher.
Brothers Carlos and José are looking for a home together.
A shelter-in-place order that was issued Monday morning for residents in Paulsboro, New Jersey has been lifted.
Tajon looks like any other nine-year-old but he has a grown-up attitude.
“Creative” doesn’t even begin to describe Wafiq. At just 14 years old, he taught himself to play the drums.
Robert loves computers and he plays the piano, even writes his own songs. And he has quite sophisticated tastes.
Gianna is a spark plug. This nine-year-old is quick with a story, a joke, or a song.
Jay loves camping, a passion he wants to share with a permanent family.
Eleven-year-old Skylar loves singing hip-hop and soul like her idol, Adele.
Eighteen-year-old Miguel wants to be a professional baseball player just like his favorite, Ryan Howard.
The Pennsylvania Ballet Company presents its season finale, “New York Eport: Opus Jazz,” running from May 31st through June 3rd at the Merriam Theater.
Fourteen-year-old Jessica is only in ninth grade, but she already has her mind made up: she wants to serve her country.
“I’m terrific, smart, I’m helpful,” he says matter-of-factly. “And if anybody asks what I want to be when I grow up, the answer is a firefighter.”