About Me

hedshotI’m a writer and producer on the Real Time News Desk, the unified breaking news hub for Philly.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. I report, write and tweet about breaking news in the Philadelphia region, and work on occasional enterprise projects .

Until December 2012, I was the digital news editor for The Washington Examiner, where I oversaw our homepage, optimized article pages with multimedia and related content, and worked on other digital products, including newsletters, mobile applications and social media. Much of my work focused on local news.

I joined the Examiner in May 2010 as a crime and courts reporter. I spent two years reporting on murder, muggings and other mayhem around the region, mostly covering the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of D.C. I reported on all aspects of the criminal-justice system, including court hearings and filingsstatisticsbreaking newstrends and enterprise pieces.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2010. At Penn, officially, I majored in history, but my real course of study was in the newsroom of The Daily Pennsylvanian.

I’ve been working for newspapers and news web sites since my freshman year of high school. In that time, I’ve covered everything from high school sports to children preparing for a sheep show to the Supreme Court.

Contact me
E-mail: emily@emilybabay.com

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