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Patrick Hedlund

Managing Editor @patrickhedlund Contact

Patrick Hedlund is the managing editor of DNAinfo, overseeing daily newsroom operations and leading the site's social media team.

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 Manhattan weekly.

During his time as a reporter and editor, he spearheaded the launch of Brooklyn borough coverage for a newspaper in Queens, broke stories on issues ranging from politics to development, and amassed numerous awards for his work.

Patrick took his first job at the Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly The Riverdale Press, leading him to reporting jobs in four of the five boroughs (Staten Island apparently wasn't hiring), and finally as editor of the award-winning newspaper Chelsea Now.

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.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

October 16, 2017

Ahmad Khan Rahimi was convicted on all eight counts against him Monday after his eight-day trial.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

October 3, 2017

The MTA is running the 1917 train from Grand Central to Yankee Stadium before Tuesday night's game. 

Washington Heights & Inwood »

September 13, 2017

The incumbent claimed more than 60 percent of the vote in his bid for a third term.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 13, 2017

The incumbent won in a landslide against his two challengers.

South Bronx »

September 6, 2017

The DA noted problems with witness accounts and inconsistent information provided to prosecutors. 

Midtown & Theater District »

August 9, 2017

The Boss will begin his eight-week residency at the Walter Kerr Theater in October.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 12, 2017

The Department of Buildings ruled work on the building be stopped until a longer review is completed.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 12, 2017

Some Manhattan-bound trains were terminating at stations in Queens due to an issue at Grand Central.