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Inquiring Minds: A Conversation about Philadelphia Sports

Mar 5, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

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Event Summary

Join us at our Philly headquarters for our very first event in the Inquiring Minds series. This month’s conversation will feature Marcus Hayes and Mike Sielski, Columnists on our sports coverage team, talking about this past year in Philadelphia sports, moderated by Pat McLoone, Inquirer Managing Editor, Sports. 

Admission is free but advanced registration is encouraged as space is limited. Light bites will be served.



Marcus Hayes, Columnist

Mike Sielski, Columnist

Moderated by Pat McLoone, Inquirer Managing Editor, Sports

The Philadelphia Inquirer

801 Market Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Details


Marcus Hayes was raised on a small farm in Northern New York, graduated from the Newhouse School of Journalism and has spent the last 28 years as a sportswriter, the last 23 years in Philadelphia. He covered both the Eagles and Phillies as a beat writer, and has been involved with coverage of everything from boxing to curling. His award-winning coverage Super Bowls, Finals Fours, World Series, NBA and Stanley Cup Finals, major golf tournaments, and both the Summer and Winter  Olympic Games earned him the role of columnist in 2010.

Mike Sielski is a sports columnist for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the top sports columnist in America in 2015. The author of two books, he lives in Bucks County with his wife and two sons.

Pat McLoone is the managing editor for sports at the Inquirer, Daily News and A lifelong resident of the Philly area, he could throw (and still could, if asked) a pimple ball from the house he grew up in Olney to the childhood home of Hall of Famer Tom Gola. Educated by the Christian Brothers for eight years (La Salle High and University), he has been with the company since September of 1980.



6:00 p.m. - Registration

6:30 p.m. - Panel discussion

7:15 p.m. - Q&A and conversation

8:00 p.m. - Program ends


Inquiring Minds is our newest event series that brings readers inside The Philadelphia Inquirer's newsroom for intimate conversations with our journalists. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for deep dive discussions about news, sports, opinion, photography, the arts – plus behind-the-curtain looks at what goes into breaking Philadelphia's biggest stories. Each conversation gives the opportunity to ask questions and meet your favorite journalists one-on-one to learn more about our mission to bring the best journalism to the people of Philadelphia.


For information about next month's conversation "Starbucks, One Year Later: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go From Here?" on April 2, please visit