Larry Platt


An author and media executive, Larry Platt has played several prominent roles in Philadelphia media companies.

In June 2010, after eight years, Platt’s contract was not renewed as Executive Editor at Philadelphia magazine, following several work-place issues.

In January 2011, he was named the Editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, a position from which he resigned in May 2012.

In November 2013, Platt announced plans to launch a nonprofit news outlet called Philadelphia Citizen.

He is the author of three books: Keepin’ It Real: A Turbulent Season at the Crossroads with the NBA, New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, and Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson.

Platt lives in Ardmore, PA, with his wife, Bet, a second-grade school teacher. Coverage