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Patrick Hedlund

Managing Editor @patrickhedlund phedlund@dnainfo.com

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.

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.

South Bronx »

July 1, 2017

Six other people were injured in the shooting Friday at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, police said. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

June 30, 2017

"Style? No, not my goal," de Blasio said when asked about his workout outfit.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

June 29, 2017

The declaration will allow his office to "expedite many of the normal government processes.”

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

June 28, 2017

Wu Long Chen, 46, shot the victim after both attended a wedding reception in Sunset Park, the DA said.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

June 6, 2017

The suspect exposed himself to the victim before reaching down her shirt, police said. 

Downtown »

May 24, 2017

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