Patrick Coffee
Patrick Coffee, whose articles have appeared in New York Magazine and its daily online restaurant/food website, Grub Street, has become managing editor of Mediabistro’s, succeeding Tonya Garcia, who had the post two years.

Coffee has had numerous writing assignments in more than a dozen years in New York including those for The L Magazine, the ReSourceful Thinking blog,,; Uncommon Goods, Claph Magazine, Insurance Journal, and China Brief, the publication of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China.

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Coffee, in a “Meet Your New Editor” posting, thanked Garcia for her work for and said he is eager to meet PR people and receive their “pitches, announcements, complaints, or creative insults.”

He describes himself as a “Southern boy at heart” but notes he has been in New York more than a dozen years and is a “New Yorker through and through” who lives for “the big, sloppy mix of high-risk egos and anxious handlers that make up our dizzying media scene.”

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