As editor-in-chief, Jon manages the editorial team, edits print and online stories, works with freelance reporters and edits the morning First Read email. Jon also develops and moderates panel discussions and conducts live one-on-one interviews for City & State’s many events. When he has time, Jon continues to report and write for the magazine.
A Nebraska native, Jon graduated from Macalester College with a degree in linguistics. After a stint at a weekly Twin Cities newspaper, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, spending two years teaching English in a small Transylvanian town. He came to New York to study at Columbia University, where he earned two master's degrees in journalism. He then interned with Reuters in Washington, D.C., and in New York City. He has been on the City & State staff since January 2011. He and his wife, Annie, live in Astoria, Queens.