Bobby Allyn is a general assignment reporter for WHYY.

Before coming to Philadelphia, he was in Nashville, where he wrote about politics, courts and urban change for regional and national newspapers. He spent his last year there working for Nashville Public Radio focusing on city council and criminal justice. 

His stories have been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now and Marketplace. 

Bobby grew up in Plymouth, a small blue-collar town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He graduated from American University in Washington with a degree in philosophy. He's lived in Brooklyn, Portland and Sweden. 

He enjoys bike commuting and black coffee.