Ed Mahon, Investigative Reporter / Spotlight PA

Ed Mahon
Ed Mahon comes to Spotlight PA from PA Post, where he covered state politics and policy, produced radio stories that were broadcast on public media stations throughout the state and on NPR’s national newscasts, and co-wrote a weekday newsletter. Prior to joining PA Post, Ed worked for six years as an investigative and political reporter for the York Daily Record, part of the USA Today Network. His reporting on failures in Pennsylvania’s system for protecting domestic abuse victims was a finalist in the national 2018 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in the local reporting category. He was also part of a team whose coverage of the criminal justice system, including the aggressive use of civil asset forfeiture by York County prosecutors, received the 2018 G. Richard Dew Award for Journalistic Service from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Before joining the York Daily Record, Ed covered K-12 education at the Centre Daily Times in State College and worked as a stringer for suburban sections of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He grew up in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Latest by Ed Mahon


Pennsylvania’s child care and staffing crisis, by the numbers

A roughly $2 trillion social spending plan could transform the industry, but right now providers are struggling to attract and retain workers.
By Ed Mahon



Gun violence, coronavirus, and the election

Surge in violence in Philly and other cities spurs effort to flip control of Pa. legislature
By Ed Mahon

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open is harder

Districts consider mix of in-person and remote learning
By Ed Mahon

New police reform law exempts officer disciplinary records database from public disclosure

Second measure signed by Gov. Wolf is aimed at ensuring mental health checks for officers
By Ed Mahon

Pa. House passes constitutional changes that would limit governor’s emergency powers

The state Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the governor’s disaster emergency declaration, saying the legislature can’t terminate the declaration on its own.
By Ed Mahon

Pence, Biden campaign visits highlight Keystone State’s battleground status

Pence itinerary included stops in Lancaster, Chester and Philly; Biden was in Scranton, his childhood hometown
By Ed Mahon

By-the-numbers: COVID-19’s big hit to Pa.’s economy

Budget shortfall, job losses and lost wages
By Ed Mahon

Erie community college gets greenlight from state Board of Education

“This is a giant step forward."
By Ed Mahon
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