Patrick Hedlund

Senior Editor @patrickhedlund

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.

Harlem »

August 3, 2016

The outgoing police commissioner had strong words for Trump in an interview Wednesday morning. 

Harlem »

July 25, 2016

Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar and The National all played the festival. 

Midtown & Theater District »

June 29, 2016

Many incumbents easily rode to victory while some new blood claimed victory in the primaries. 

Midtown & Theater District »

May 23, 2016

Fans of the series discovered the root of the character's name on Sunday night's episode. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

February 22, 2016

The officers were both in stable condition Saturday morning, the NYPD said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

January 25, 2016

Drone operators from Queens to Brooklyn to Manhattan took to the skies during and after the storm.

East Village & Lower East Side »

March 26, 2015

The explosion occurred at 121 Second Ave., near East Seventh Street, sources said.