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Patrick Hedlund

Senior Editor @patrickhedlund phedlund@dnainfo.com

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 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 a 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.

Downtown »

May 24, 2017

The ads will be placed in 3,400 locations across the city over the next six weeks.

Downtown »

May 19, 2017

The disgraced ex-congressman was set to appear in federal court Friday morning, officials said.

Harlem »

May 9, 2017

Ryan waved to protesters outside the school at West 118th Street Tuesday.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 8, 2017

He randomly punched a woman in the face and hit a man with a pipe inside the station, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 3, 2017

The woman snapped a photo of the suspect as she was getting off the train, the NYPD said. 

Downtown »

May 2, 2017

Emergency Service Unit members climbed the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday as part of an official drill.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

April 19, 2017

The suspect covered multiple doors at the Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 14, 2017

Amtrak police used a Taser on a person at the station, according to the MTA.