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

Nilay Patel
Nilay Patel at Collision Conference 2016.jpg
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


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 join 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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