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Jones honors Ransom at last Council meeting

It's a sad day for us here at PhillyClout because it's Jan Ransom's last as a reporter with the Philadelphia Daily News.

Jones honors Ransom at last Council meeting

It's a sad day for us here at PhillyClout because it's Jan Ransom's last as a reporter with the Philadelphia Daily News. 

Jan, a Queens native and Howard grad, is returning to her hometown to write for the New York Daily News, covering uptown Manhattan. 

She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for three years, including two in the City Hall bureau, and she kicked butt the whole time. We'll miss her.

Council Majority Leader Curtis Jones Jr. was kind enough to recognize her yesterday at her last City Council meeting.

"I have to congratulate Jan Ransom from the press corps for her leaving, I guess, to go to a smaller market, New York, in the Daily News there," Jones said. "Over the time she's been here, she's been a respected journalist and fair. I'll say it again: fair to the issues. Not always agreeing with everything Council did but always putting in the work to find out the truth of the matter. So she will be missed. I was unsuccessful, I must report, in converting her into an Eagle fan or a Sixers fan, so she has to go. And so we wish her well in her new endeavors." 

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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