Peter Rojas

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Peter Rojas
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Peter Rojas at CES 2007
Born (1975-03-18) March 18, 1975 (age 46)
EducationHarvard University, University of Sussex
Known forCo-founder of Gizmodo, Engadget, RCRD LBL, gdgt
Spouse(s)Jill Fehrenbacher

Peter Rojas (born March 18, 1975) is the co-founder of technology blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, as well as the video gaming blog Joystiq (2004).


Rojas attended Harvard University from 1993 to 1997 where he managed the school's radio station WHRB and was a disk jockey on the Record Hospital program. After graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Social Studies, Rojas received an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex in 1998.[1][2]


Rojas worked at Red Herring magazine from June 1999 to May 2001, first as Associate Editor then as a writer. He was co-founder and Editorial Director of Gizmodo from July 2002 until March 2004, leaving to co-found Engadget. Two months later he also founded the video game blog Joystiq. Both were part of Weblogs Inc., a blog network that was purchased by AOL in 2005.[1][2]

Along with Josh Deutsch of Downtown Records, Rojas launched the online record label RCRD LBL in 2007.[3][4]

In July 2008 Rojas left Engadget to start the consumer electronics social networking site GDGT.[2] The site premiered in 2009 and was co-founded with Ryan Block, Rojas' successor as Engadget editor-in-chief.[5]

In February 2013 GDGT was purchased by AOL.[6]

As of July 2018, he is a partner at Betaworks Ventures.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2007, Rojas married Jill Fehrenbacher, the founder of the blog Inhabitat.[8] The couple had a son in 2008, shortly after Fehrenbacher founded a new site named Inhabitots.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Peter Rojas: CV". Archived from the original on June 28, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Peter Rojas at
  3. ^ Lauria, Peter (June 11, 2007). "On The Download: Using Ads, New Online Label Offers Music Free". New York Post.
  4. ^ Van Buskirk, Eliot (November 15, 2007). "Interview: Peter Rojas of RCRD LBL".
  5. ^ Boutin, Paul (July 1, 2009). "GDGT: A Social Site for Gadget Maniacs". New York Times.
  6. ^ "Aol acquires gdgt: get those engdgt puns out of your system today".
  7. ^ "Peter Rojas | AAE Speakers Bureau". Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  8. ^ Belmont, Veronica (July 30, 2007). "Congrats to Pete and Jill!".
  9. ^ "About".

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