There's no deadline like a nightly deadline, cause...well...you know.
NewsWorks Tonight Producer Shai Ben-Yaacov has covered stories across the region during his time at WHYY.
Shai began his radio career as a newsroom volunteer in 2004. He has had many jobs in the newsroom, including production assistant on WHYY’s local Morning Edition newscast, local Sunday morning host, fill-in host for local afternoon weekday newscasts, and a newsroom producer and reporter. He also guest-hosts NewsWorks Tonight.
As NewsWorks Tonight producer, Shai manages all aspects of NewsWorks Tonight, WHYY's nightly news magazine, including booking, conducting and editing interviews, writing the show script, creating nightly lineups, and coordinating with contributing reporters and producers.
Shai lives in Germantown with his wife, son and assorted pets.
Just one week left until Halloween, but the famously frightening haunted house at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia called "Terror Behind the Walls" has been up and running since last month. Our guest on this week's Recap, actor John Lauver, tells us what it's been like to spend the fall making people scream.
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