Freelance Reporter. Bylines regularly @metrophilly & @phillyweekly Past: @thephillyvoice, @theintellnews, @starnewsphilly email: hayden.mitman (at)

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Reporter with 12 years covering Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Nominated for Best Breaking News Reporter of 2016 by the Pen and Pencil Club.

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@HaydenMitman — 1,024 followers, 5,444 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

RT @warwickpdbucks: Missing juvenile Lucas Noel has ties to the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. Please retweet to get the word into Ma…

Sep 21, 2017

RT @cj_wentz: You gotta love letters like this. Thanks Jay! Appreciate the support and extra motivation! God bless you bro!

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporting on city council meetings, township events and crime in Allentown, PA, where I grew up.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Had a class on it in middle school, in fact.

How is social media changing news?

Everything is instant, but, opinion is bleeding into nearly every story, coloring much of the coverage available online.