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Patrick George

Editorial Director, Automotive, Military & Defense

Patrick George is the Editorial Director of Recurrent’s automotive and military brands. He oversees the news and commerce editorial teams for The Drive, Task & Purpose, and The War Zone. A veteran of print and digital media, he started his career as a newspaper beat reporter and later worked his way up to lead several online publications. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. 

Before joining Recurrent in January of 2020, Patrick was Editor-in-Chief at Jalopnik, Gizmodo Media’s automotive and transportation website. During his four-year tenure, he oversaw all editorial operations and content for Jalopnik, including directing all long-term story planning, video production, audience development, growth strategies and budgets, and managed a team of more than a dozen writers, editors, and producers. During his time at Jalopnik, the site’s audience increased threefold. 

Prior to Gizmodo’s acquisition of Jalopnik from Gawker, Patrick was Jalopnik’s Managing Editor and a Staff Writer for three years. He was responsible for Jalopnik’s day-to-day operations, including editing stories from staff and contributors and managing the editorial calendar and freelance budget. Additionally, Patrick spent nearly seven years as a Metro Desk reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, covering many beats over his tenure such as local elections, breaking news, police and crime reporting, and much more. 

Patrick holds a BS in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Texas, he now divides his time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains. When he’s not working, Patrick loves reading new fiction, and geeking out over music and retro video games. He’s also gotten into DIY house repair, but he is very bad at it.