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Jon Hurdle


Jon has been reporting on environmental and other topics for Delaware Public Media since 2011. Stories range from sea-level rise and commercial composting to the rebuilding program at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the University of Delaware’s aborted data center plan.

A native of the U.K., Jon trained as a print journalist with a British newspaper chain and has since worked for Bloomberg News, Reuters, and Market News International, a capital markets news service. In addition to WDDE and two other local news outlets, he now contributes to The New York Times, covering general news and features around his adopted home city of Philadelphia. He has written two hiking guidebooks to the European Alps; lived in Australia, Switzerland, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, and visited many countries including Ethiopia, Peru, Taiwan, and New Zealand.

Outside of work hours, Jon can be found running or biking along the banks of the Schuylkill River; cooking, and, when weather permits, gardening in the back yard of a Philadelphia row home where he lives with his partner, Kate.