About Us

Philadelphia-based Hall Monitor, a start-up news outlet covering local politics founded by partners Denise Clay- Murray, one of the most respected reporters in the city Larry McGlynn, a local government reporter, and Lance Haver, former director of the city Consumer Affairs office.

Meet The Team

Denise Clay-Murray

Co-founder & Reporter


Denise Clay-Murray is the co-host of Philadelphia Hall Monitor. In addition to her hosting duties, she has been an independent journalist since 2005, and has covered politics in Philadelphia for a variety of news outlets including the Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philadelphia Magazine, Love Now Media, Resolve Philadelphia, City and State Pennsylvania and Billy Penn. Her work has also appeared on the BBC World Service, the Australian Broadcasting Company, Votebeat and Time.com.

Denise previously covered politics and education for the Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, the Reading Eagle-Times, the Bucks County Courier Times, and the Philadelphia Tribune. She is a graduate of Temple University’s Klein School of Journalism and lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband Chris.

Larry McGlynn

Co-founder & Reporter

Larry McGlynn is a journalist and producer for the Philadelphia Hall Monitor. He is a 2019 graduate of the Temple University Master of Journalism program, where he was a Reporting Fellow for Temple’s online news outlet, Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Before entering the world of journalism, he was an English teacher. McGlynn lives in West Philadelphia with his wife, Chrissy, son Owen, and cats. 

Lance Haver

Co-founder & Reporter

Lance Haver has been a consumer advocate for over 40 years.  He was the director of the nations largest grass root consumer group, served as the Consumer Advocate for the City of Philadelphia, a cabinet level position, was an on air commentator for KYW -tv and channel 48.  Before becoming Hall Monitor’s consumer reporter, Lance was an on air “trouble shooter” for WPVI’s “Call For Action”.  His writing has appeared widely in the Philadelphia media market.

Lance lives, with his wife Lisa, an education advocate, in South Philadelphia.

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