Unveils Star-Studded List of Contributors

Norcross-backed news organization includes Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti, Isaiah Thompson in its roster., the nascent online news organization backed by former Inky owner George Norcross and led by his daughter, Lexie, appears to be trying to corner the market on the city’s media talent. It unveiled a star-studded list of contributors today, including:

• Angelo Cataldi, a sports-talk-radio host on 94 WIP-FM.

• Al Morganti, Cataldi’s partner on WIP’s Morning Show.

•  Isaiah Thompson, an award-winning reporter who will cover Philadelphia’s 2015 mayoral race

• Amy Wright Glenn, author, professor of religion and philosophy, birth doula, hospital chaplain and yoga instructor.

• Natalie Hope McDonald, a Philadelphia- based writer, editor and fine artist.

• JoAnn Greco, a journalist specializing in the built environment, the arts, design and travel.

• Meeri Kim, Ph.D., an expert in science and health.

Also joining the staff: John Kopp, who formerly wrote about politics for the Delco Daily Times.

Many of the  names on the list are familiar. “Finally, a place where I can get Al Morganti and Angelo Cataldi’s opinions on sports!” my colleague Dan McQuade joked on seeing’s press release.

Thompson, at least, has long been seen as one of Philadelphia’s better, more enterprising reporters during stints at City Paper and now-defunct Axis Philly. (We included his coverage of civil forfeiture in our list of 2014’s most important journalism.) He’ll be offering coverage of the 2015 Philly mayoral campaign for the new site. hasn’t specified its launch date, promising only that it will go live “soon.”

The full press release can be found below.