Justin Udo

(Justin Udo.)

Justin Udo is a reporter and editor at KYW Newsradio 1060.

He got his start in radio as an intern at his hometown CBS station, KDKA in Pittsburgh.  He first came on board KYW Newsradio in 2009, working as a desk assistant, service aide, and reporter for “Hear Philly.”

In 2011, Justin took a position at Federal News Radio, in Washington, DC, where he worked as a producer for “In Depth” with Francis Rose.   That job entailed covering the business of federal government, handling topics ranging from federal contracts to cyber-security issues.

In 2012, Udo came back to the CBS family, working as an editor for WNEW Radio in Washington, DC.   He also helped start up the CBS Federal News service gov.biz radio, where he worked as a reporter, editor, and midday anchor.

Justin is from Pittsburgh, Pa.  He is a 2007 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University’s  SI Newhouse School of Communications, where he concentrated in broadcast journalism.

Justin is also an author of children’s books.  In his spare time he enjoys running, watching cartoons, writing haiku, and designing his own comic strips.


Philly Police, Santa Team Up To Give Preschoolers A Merry Christmas: ‘It Warms My Heart’

“It warms my heart,” said Officer Myisha Allen. “I love giving back to the kids, doing stuff for the kids. Just to see the smiles on their faces is touching, it’s priceless.”


It’s Not Too Late For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers To Ship Gifts

Procrastinators can breathe a sigh of relief if they’re looking to get Christmas gifts to their destination in time for the holiday.


New Jersey Shopping Mall’s Unique Christmas Experience Attracts Children, Parents

In an effort to lure parents into their stores, the Cherry Hill mall has a special Santa experience for their kids.


Education Groups Want New Standards For Choosing Philly’s New School Board

There’s a call from education groups for Philadelphia officials to use new standards as they select members for a new school board.


Poor, Black Teens Show Depression Differently, Rutgers Study Finds

The study focuses on 800 black teens and young adults from fiscally poor communities in New York , St. Louis, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.


Experts Gather In Philadelphia To Take In-Depth Look At Health Care

Health care policy took center stage Wednesday in Philadelphia as experts looked at prominent questions surrounding American health care.


Mayor Kenney Asks For City Council’s Help Replacing School Reform Commission

Last month, the School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, and the decision is expected to be approved by the State Secretary of Education.


Local Group Calling On Federal Officials To Increase Help For Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

A local group is calling on federal officials to increase support and help for the people of Puerto Rico following this year’s hurricanes.


Eagles Fans Share Thoughts On Bittersweet Victory Over Rams

The Eagles won a big game, but paid for it with an injury to their star quarterback.


Philadelphia Celebrates Milestone For Citywide Clean Energy

Solarize Philly is a citywide program aimed at helping all Philadelphians go solar at home.


Mayor’s Office Makes Push For More Pre-K Teachers

The office is now taking steps to make sure they have enough teachers to support the children entering the program.


Company Making Push For More Women In Cybersecurity Workforce

A local company makes a push to get more women into the cybersecurity workforce.


Philadelphia Celebrates Major Milestone In Solar Energy

Solarize Philly is a citywide program aimed at helping all Philadelphians go solar at home.


Philly School District Makes Push To Prepare Students For Digital Job Market

Computer science takes center stage, as the school district of Philadelphia looks to prepare its students for the digital job market.


PAL Brings Holiday Cheer To Children Across Philadelphia

Carrying basketballs, footballs, board games and dolls, Santa Claus stopped by the Fairhill Police Athletic League on Monday to bring gifts to the boys and girls there.


Philadelphia Cyclists Ride To Honor One Of Their Own

Dozens of cyclists gathered at the Art Museum in a ride of remembrance for 24-year-old Emily Fredricks.


Students Relieve Finals Stress With Gingerbread House Contest

A gingerbread house contest, with a Philadelphia-centric theme, to help college students finish their semester on top.


Neighbors Hold Vigil For Homeless Man Beaten To Death By Group Of Teens

Friends, family, and community members gathered for a vigil Wednesday night at Loring and Erdlick Streets in Mayfair where Kevin Cullen was fatally beaten.


Officials: 11 Died From Drug Overdoses Over Thanksgiving Weekend In Delaware

On Tuesday, Governor Wolf stopped by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in Philadelphia to talk about the state’s opioid epidemic.


Popular Christmas Tree Varieties In Short Supply

If you’re hoping to find that perfect Christmas tree, you might be disappointed.


Manna Delivers More Than 3,000 Thanksgiving Meals To Those Battling Life-Threatening Illnesses

A local group is making sure thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, while in the comfort of the own homes.


West Philly Neighborhood Remembers One Of Their Own On Thanksgiving

A neighborhood comes together to morn the loss of one of their own, and honor him over a special thanksgiving dinner.


Art Museum, Parkway Get Festive Look With Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Hundreds of people gathered at The Philadelphia Museum of Art to take part in the annual Christmas tree lighting.


Philadelphia Is Using Art As New Weapon In War Against Litter

A joint effort between the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Streets Department is looking to make sure more garbage, ends up in trash cans, by making them visually stimulating.


Supermarket Chain Teams With Community To Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner To Families In Need

Turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie, are just part of the thousands of Thanksgiving dinners being distributed to people across Philadelphia.


Thanksgiving Comes Early For Philadelphia Seniors

Thanksgiving comes a little early for some area residents, who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.


Big Changes In Store For Philadelphia Marathon

The AACR Philadelphia Marathon kicks off on Saturday, and there are some big changes going on this year for runners, spectators, and people who plan on spending time in the city.


Phillies Plant A Tree For Every Home Run Hit This Season

Phillies Plant A Tree For Every Home Run Hit This Season

Even though the season is over, all of the Philadelphia Phillies home runs are still paying off.


Fundraising Dinner Helps Those Impacted By Fire At Bridget Foy’s Restaurant

The fire last month took down a neighborhood staple and displaced nearly a dozen people living nearby.


World-Renowned Music Icon Is Honored With 2017 Marian Anderson Award

For the last 19 years, The Marian Anderson award has been given to artists who have used their work and their platform to better society.


Small Town Mayor Announces Bid For Lieutenant Governor Of Pennsylvania

Fetterman who announced his candidacy Tuesday morning says his work as mayor of the small town translates perfectly into Lieutenant governor for the entire state.


Local Companies Learn Best Practices To Prevent Workplace Violence

Local companies gathered in Center City to learn best practices on what they can do to help prevent violence in the workplace.


Philadelphia Leaders Help Raise $200,000 To Aid Hurricane Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico

Shortly after Hurricane Maria and Irma devastated the island of Puerto Rico, officials in Philadelphia made it clear that they would do everything in their power to help displaced residents.


Halloween Safety Tips For Parents, Kids And Even Drivers

Local organizations are teaming up to make sure drivers and trick-or-treaters stay safe this Halloween.


Philadelphia Fire Department Arson Dog Retires After 6 Years Of Service

After more than six years of service to the community, a local arson dog is going into retirement.


Town Hall Educates Judges, Lawyers On Autism For Family Court Cases

Montgomery County Judge Kelly Wall says over the last several years they’ve seen increased incident numbers of children on the spectrum coming into court on custody related cases.


Historic Boathouse Row Landmark Gets Makeover

Sedgeley Club on Boathouse Row was founded in 1897 by a group of forward thinking athletic women.


Local Synagogue Donates To Puerto Rico Relief Effort

Concilio in North Philadelphia provides social, educational, and cultural services with an emphasis on the area’s Latino community.


Inaugural Science Fair For Adults Takes Over University City Square

First place in the competition, wins $1000 in cash. 


Philadelphia Zoo Hosts ‘Boo At The Zoo’ Halloween Event

Halloween comes to the Philadelphia Zoo as little trick-or-treaters get to see the animals, collect some candy, and learn a thing or two along the way.


Woman Helping Veterans Gets Help To Continue Campaign

For more than a decade, Patty Lewis of Willow Grove has been a lifeline to thousands of service members and veterans battling PTSD and brain injuries.


Philadelphia Celebrates 5-Year Birthday For Cleaner Cars

Electric cars, a cake, balloons, and colorful signs helped Philadelphia officials and dozens of attendees celebrate the 5th anniversary of legislation for Regulation of Carbon Emissions.


Urban Farming Takes Root In Philadelphia’s Academy Of Fine Arts

Indoor agriculture let’s you grow crops in the dirt, water or hanging systems without having to brave the elements.


Unique Tour Gives Public Inside Look At Historic Philly Homes

Several residents in one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods opened their homes Sunday so people could get a glimpse of the past and how it’s being preserved by the current occupants.


TSA agents

TSA Explains Reasons Behind Tough Security Checks

The frustrating pat downs, inconvenient searches, and the worry of carrying banned items, are now post-9/11 norms at airports across the country.


New Technology Enhancements, More Food Options For Fans At Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo Center is making some major upgrades in an effort to get more fans in the stands.


Camden Elementary School Adds $34M Facility That Students Can Now Call Home

The more than 750 kindergarten through 8th grade students at Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary school in Camden, now have a new $34 million state of the art facility to call home.


Local Lawmakers Respond To Demands In DACA Deal

Local lawmakers give their feedback on the new demands the White House is asking for as they look to replace an immigration policy for minors.


South Jersey Unites To Help Puerto Rico

Many people in Camden County teamed up Sunday hoping to make a difference in the lives of residents of Puerto Rico.


Employers Offer Advice On How To Prepare For A Job Fair

Thursday’s career fair at Drexel University gave students a chance to have actual face time with more than 250 potential employers, something that’s fleeting in the internet age when first impressions are often made online.