WHYY Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating WHYY, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The WHYY data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


WHYY is a not-for-profit multimedia organization that specializes in radio and television in the Philadelphia region. A blend of various entertainment mediums, WHYY provides numerous types of content such as PBS children’s television shows, NPR news programs, and a multitude of educational and entertainment-based broadcasts. Founded in 1954, WHYY is one of the leading public media organizations in the Philadelphia region and are the owners of three television stations and two radio outlets. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, WHYY also has a broadcast center located in Wilmington, Delaware, and broadcasts to an average of 1.3 million people on a weekly basis.


On June 29, 2023, WHYY discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information of individuals may have been accessed. Through its investigation, WHYY determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on or around June 29, 2023. On September 8, 2023, WHYY began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from WHYY, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the WHYY data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in free credit monitoring service provided by WHYY, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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