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.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

October 17, 2016

Thomas Smith, 53, was arrested for the incident but claims he never had a blade. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

October 13, 2016

The 150 affordable units are located at The Hub at 333 Schermerhorn St.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 14, 2016

The suspect fired a single shot in the air on West 50th Street near 10th Avenue, the NYPD said. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 30, 2016

Applications open Aug. 31 for 116 affordable units at 10 Freedom Place.

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.