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Mark Dent

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!

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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 — 1,713 followers, 6,580 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

@zrjaved Everytime I hear Rizzo statue I think *that* Rizzo.

Sep 21, 2017

Stumbled on this while looking through some newspaper archives. Train engineers in the early 20th century were hella romantic

Sep 21, 2017

Why the new Orinoka Civic House can't fill its units even when Philly has an affordable housing shortage. 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

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

Have you ever used a typewriter?


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.