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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.

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.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

December 15, 2014

Millions March NYC brought tens of thousands of protesters to Washington Square Park.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

November 24, 2014

A Missouri grand jury voted not to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed teenager there.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

September 2, 2014

A gunman shot into a crowd on Empire Boulevard, killing one and injuring three others, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

September 1, 2014

The robber stole the 35-year-old victim's purse with $300 inside, as well as her iPhone, police said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

September 1, 2014

Joseph Hutcherson, 20, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Senecca McCullough.