Jill Porter

Jill Porter is Philadelphia all the way. Born here, educated here - at Germantown High School and Temple University - and permanent fixture at the Daily News since 1975. In her tiny office are her favorite mementoes of writing a column all these years: plaques in recognition of her work, awards from civic associations for championing their cause, and a t-shirt from a favorite reader that says: "Hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt." Also on display are photographs of her husband, Fred Hamilton, son Zachary Chalfin Hamilton, and her Golden retriever, Maxi. In real life, Porter likes to dance, read, hike, ride her bike, work out at the gym - and eat chocolate.
  Email Jill at porterj@phillynews.com