Patrick Hedlund

Senior Editor @patrickhedlund phedlund@dnainfo.com

Patrick Hedlund is a Senior Editor and reporter 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 weekly paper in Manhattan.

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 grew up in both Minneapolis and Phoenix, but moved to New York in 2000 to attend college. He did a brief stint in Boston, where restaurant jobs proved much more abundant than positions in print media, before heading to New York City to take a job at the Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly The Riverdale Press.

His career path next took him to Brooklyn and Queens, and finally Manhattan, where he became editor of the award-winning newspaper Chelsea Now before coming to DNAinfo.

Patrick currently lives in the East Village after forsaking his former homeland of Brooklyn courtesy of the Great Recession.

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 kill himself with booze while there.


 
Fordham & Tremont »

March 21, 2014

Where's NYC's 'Hip-Hop Boulevard'?

We asked you to tell us which street should be recognized as "Hip-Hop Boulevard."

Astoria & Long Island City »

January 3, 2014

YOUR PHOTOS: New Yorkers Capture Snowstorm on City Streets

From Astoria to the Upper West Side, New Yorkers shared their best snow photos with DNAinfo New York.

Downtown »

January 1, 2014

Bill de Blasio Pledges to Take 'Dead Aim' at Inequality at Inauguration

De Blasio, the 109th mayor of the city, was publicly sworn into office by Bill Clinton Wednesday.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 5, 2013

Live NYC 2013 Election Results

Check our real-time results from races for the mayor and Brooklyn District Attorney.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

September 16, 2013

Man Stabbed to Death Near Elmhurst 7 Train Station in Anti-Gay Attack: Cops

Ever Orozco, 69, was stabbed to death near the 7 train Monday afternoon, police said.

New York City »

September 10, 2013

LIVE: Primary Election Results

Check live updates of Tuesday's primary elections here.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 10, 2013

WATCH: Spitzer Cracks Jokes, de Blasio Shakes Hands and Quinn Talks Issues

Watch as the candidates for the city's top offices make last-minute pushes for votes.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

May 27, 2013

Man Killed, Woman Injured in East Flatbush Shooting, Cops Say

A 31-year-old man was killed and a 26-year-old woman injured in the shooting on Ralph Avenue, cops said.