Audacy welcomes Kevin McCorry as News Director of KYW Newsradio (103.9 FM / 1060 AM), effective February 28. In this role, McCorry will oversee editorial coverage across the station’s broadcast, digital, and podcasting departments and will be responsible for planning and executing in-depth original multiplatform reporting projects.
“KYW Newsradio’s influence and legacy is unmatched in Philadelphia, and its community-focused journalism has only grown stronger over the years,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Philadelphia. “We’re happy to welcome Kevin and so excited to see and hear his impact on the continuing evolution of our modern multimedia newsroom.”
“I’m thrilled to lead KYW’s news team as it starts a new chapter and grows its capacity for ambitious, original, multimedia journalism,” said McCorry. “As a Philly native, I know that KYW Newsradio holds a special place in the hearts and habits of many people in our region, and the talent in this newsroom is immense. The bottom line for any news operation is trust, and I’m beyond excited to continue to build KYW’s trust among more of our region’s listeners and readers by bringing my passion for smart, fair, in-depth news and storytelling to this esteemed organization.”
McCorry spent the past decade across town at WHYY where he most recently served as a managing editor, leading a team of multimedia journalists reporting on issues of education, immigration, politics, and the economy, and previously served as the station’s lead education reporter.
“Kevin is a leader who understands implicitly what makes a modern audio newsroom great: the people at the heart of its original reporting,” said Alex Silverman, Brand Manager, KYW Newsradio. “His expertise will help our team build on the iconic legacy of KYW Newsradio and take our agenda-setting local journalism to the next level.”