Patrick Hedlund is a Senior Editor at DNAinfo, helping to oversee daily newsroom operations and social media strategy.
He has spent his entire career working in newspapers and magazines in New York City, first as a sports reporter in The Bronx and eventually as the editor of a Downtown Manhattan weekly.
During his time as a reporter and editor, he spearheaded the launch of Brooklyn borough coverage for a community paper in Queens, broke stories on issues ranging from politics to development, and amassed numerous awards for his work.
Patrick moved to New York in 2000 to attend college and took his first job at the Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly The Riverdale Press. His career path led him to reporting jobs in four of the five boroughs (Staten Island apparently wasn't hiring), ending with stint as editor of the award-winning newspaper Chelsea Now before coming to DNAinfo.
Fun Fact: Patrick got a contact high while covering the Chelsea Hotel and its carnival of characters during a particularly difficult time for the legendary lodge, but he never attempted to do anything creative nor drink himself to death while there.