Multimedia Storyteller

MARION CALLAHAN is an assistant professor of media and communication at Delaware Valley University.

  • AS A REPORTER, she captured written and visual stories in more than a dozen countries, covering conflicts in the Balkans and Middle East and tackling social and health topics and consumer assignments for publications across the nation.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO & WRITING were part of her job at The Bucks County Courier Times and most recently Pennsylvania’s USA Today Network properties, where she continues to freelance.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: After training with USA Today’s HumanKind TikTok creators in 2021, she continues to explore and study social media trends and innovations in content creation.
  • NATIONAL COVERAGE: Her stories, photos and videos covering the 2020 presidential election, homelessness in the suburbs and the state’s addiction crisis have been picked up by dozens of publications nationwide.
  • AWARDS: Her writing, video and podcast storytelling earned her first-place awards from the Pennsylvania’s NewsMedia Association in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
    CONTACT: She can be reached at marioncallahan@gmail.com.

Latest Posts

Empowering students with special needs

Phillies legends take on local little league game

Warwick Township Baseball little league game, coached by Phillies legends Charlie Manual and Larry Bowa, honored Stephen Plum Jr., who died suddenly in May at 38. Plum’s sons play baseball for the club and Plum Jr. once coached there. Warwick coach Jeff Becarris won the little league coaching opportunity in a charity event and shared it with his local baseball club. The Plum family threw the first pitch. The Bucks County Courier Times sent me to capture it, and I decided to stay a little longer to capture some shots […]

By Marion Callahan, USA Today Network, Pa. The words were not hers, but she delivered them as if they were. Doylestown Hospital ICU nurse Shumi Mazzacano had two daughters on a FaceTime call, eager to hear what they knew would be the last words from their mother, in the hospital stricken with COVID-19. Despite the agony of forced separation, one of the pandemic’s cruelest sentences, Mazzacano said the daughters made a choice “out of love” to opt for comfort care instead of a ventilator. Though minutes away, they couldn’t be […]

Food Photography

Photography & Published Work

USA Today travel photos / June 2020 A summer trip to see family in Orlando typically leads us to a few theme parks and often Disney World, where we would thread through a sea of tourists along the Magic Kingdom’s iconic Main Street, cram into a tram on Thunder Mountain or mix with the crowds in the ghostly graveyard of the Haunted Mansion.  COVID-19 pandemic shifted our travels to more wide-open spaces. Bypassing theme parks, our minivan headed northeast on I-4 in late June in search of thrills of a different […]

Commercial digital media work

FREELANCE WORK – NOT AFFILIATED WITH USA TODAY Avenues Recovery 2021

Power of Nature: May 2021

How the healing power of nature inspires resolve in recovery Marion Callahan Bucks County Courier Times / USA Today Network Bathed in the orange glow of the setting sun, Jose Ortiz-Nieves gazed at the horizon and then closed his eyes, taking in the cool mountain air from atop the observation deck of the Trexler Nature Preserve.  Under a sky ablaze in color, the 31-year-old felt free from his past anchored in addiction. A weight was lifted. The world from those heights, he said, was so much bigger than the Allentown neighborhood where he’d been running the […]

Sports photography

I work to capture the excitement of sporting events and, most importantly, the passion of the players. As a photojournalist, I deliver action shots from soccer, hockey, basketball, football, lacrosse and more. Reach me at: marioncallahan@gmail.com

Conversations in our Community

Meeting people is the best part about my job. On this page, you’ll meet a few people who are making a difference in our communities. Here is an outside link to the majority of my podcasts.These podcasts were produced for USA Today’s Pa. properties for The Intelligencer and Bucks County Courier Times. Listen to what they have to say: “If we are ever going to get back to a world where we can travel openly and globally, making sure that we have a vaccine that can be delivered … in a […]

Power of Community

Perkasie community unites to help disabled man get to work, food pantry Marion Callahan Bucks County Courier Times/ USA Today Network For months since moving to Perkasie, John Gaskin focused on putting one foot in front of the other.  Walking to find a job.  Walking to lug groceries from the food pantry to his Perkasie apartment. Walking to fight the isolation of living in a new place, far from his mother and all things familiar.  Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Gaskin can’t drive. At night, it gets so dark, he needs the […]