Chris Satullo

Chris Satullo was WHYY's vice president of news and civic dialogue.

Before starting at WHYY in 2008, he was editorial page editor and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2007, he co-founded the Penn Project for Civic Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, which convenes forums to connect citizen concerns to journalism and politics. Since 1994, he's written the Centre Square column, which tries to prove that centrists aren't wimps. One time Rush Limbaugh read a Centre Square on the air - not approvingly - which proved that sometimes centrists need a suit of armor.

Chris loves the Phillies almost as much as he does the Indians of his hometown, Cleveland. He spends way too much time playing WordTwist online.  He's won an award or two. The ones he's most proud of are the 2000 Batten Award for civic journalism and being named one of Philadelphia's Top 100 Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia.

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WPSU is launching a new project called Keystone Crossroads. We’ve partnered with three other public radio stations in Pennsylvania to explore the problems facing the state’s cities and communities and potential solutions. Chris Satullo is vice president of news at WHYY, the lead station in the project. He says not all good solutions come from close to home. And that travel can teach you what your hometown is missing.