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Mark Dent

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Reporter — Billy Penn
Covers:  business, alcohol, investigative reporting, penn state, higher education, kansas city, dallas, tennis, sports, sports business, running

Reporter/curator for @Billy_Penn. Former Kansan/Texan, plus Harvey Dent relative. Talk to me at mark@billypenn.com!

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Biography

I’m a writer living in State College, Pa, specializing in enterprise journalism. I currently write for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where I cover Penn State University, including the Jerry Sandusky scandal and its aftermath. I’ve also written for The Classical, The Dallas Morning News, Running Ti...

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@mdent05 — 1,691 followers, 6,479 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

He brings up last night's murder in Nicetown and one in Kensington:'These numbers are significant, but there are people behind the numbers'

Jul 21, 2017

Jeff Sessions speech: He starts by bringing up Philly's rising murder rate from this year compared to last year

Jul 21, 2017

Small group of protesters outside for the Jeff Sessions speech. Can't hear them on the inside https://t.co/EU7X8nDShH

Jul 18, 2017

@allisonbhartman Stop on by! The Houston flight can't be that expensive

Jul 18, 2017

@dgambacorta And it does seem Seth Williams thought he may have been playing with Monopoly money

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I covered my local high school basketball team for the website kchoopscoop.com. I got paid like $100 the whole year.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No

What does it mean to be a journalist?

You can make other people happy, whether it's through a fun blog post or a well-researched investigative project that helps change policy.