Ray Wert is the former head of Gawker's content sales department of Gawker Media, and was previously the Editor in Chief of the Gawker-owned automotive weblog Jalopnik. He was previously a senior staffer for Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, as well as a campaign organizer on staff for Presidential candidate John Kerry. Ray Wert also has written for The New York Times, Popular Mechanics and is a regular contributor to various CNBC shows such as On the Money. Wert splits his time between New York City and metro Detroit. Wert provided some on screen commentary for the 2011 film Revenge of the Electric Car.