Nilay Patel

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Nilay Patel
Patel at Collision Conference 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana
EducationUniversity of Chicago (AB)
University of Wisconsin–Madison (JD)
Occupation(s)Editor-in-chief, The Verge
Known forEngadget, This Is My Next, The Verge

Nilay Patel is an American editor and blogger who has been editor-in-chief of technology news website The Verge since 2014.


In 2003, Patel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Chicago and in 2006 received his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School.[1]


Patel had his first blogging job at Gapers Block, a Chicago-centric blog. He joined Engadget in 2008 and was responsible for blogging.[1][2] In 2011 Patel left Engadget along with a few co-workers to start The Verge.[3] In March 2014 he left The Verge to join sister site Vox.[4] In July 2014 he returned to The Verge,[5] and became Editor-in-Chief after Joshua Topolsky left the position to work at Bloomberg.[6]

Patel is also a co-host for The Vergecast.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Why news sites benefit from having writers with legal backgrounds". Poynter Institute. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  2. ^ "Engadget: Articles By Nilay Patel". engadget.
  3. ^ Southcott, Chris (2014-07-25). "Beyond The Verge: Joshua Topolsky leaves Vox Media for Bloomberg, while Nilay Patel returns as EIC". techgeek. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  4. ^ Swisher, Kara (2014-03-23). "Nilay Patel, No Longer Managing Editor of The Verge, Moves to". Re/code. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  5. ^ "Nilay Patel becomes Editor-in-Chief of The Verge, Dieter Bohn is Executive Editor". Vox. Vox Media. Archived from the original on 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  6. ^ Abbruzzese, Jason (2014-07-24). "Josh Topolsky on Leaving The Verge and His Future at Bloomberg". Mashable. Retrieved 2015-08-19.
  7. ^ "Nilay Patel Managing Editor". Vox. Vox Media. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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