Autoblog Editorial Team and Correspondents
Autoblog obsessively covers the auto industry with news, reviews, podcasts, high-quality photography and commentary about automobiles and the automotive industry.
John Neff joined the Autoblog team in 2004 and quickly became its part-time lead. Following the purchase of Weblogs, Inc. by AOL in 2005, Neff became the full-time Editor-in-Chief of Autoblog and has since guided the site to become the largest automotive news blog on the internet.
Executive Editor ( google+ )
Following stints as a television news producer and a record company publicist, Chris Paukert has spent almost his entire career in automotive web publishing, working with some of the print world’s greatest automotive writers and editors. Mentored by Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis Jr., Paukert succeeded him as Editor-in-Chief of Winding Road, a pioneering digital car magazine, before joining Autoblog as Executive Editor in December, 2008. He is also the creator and executive producer of The List – 1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die, the Autoblog original internet video series turned Speed TV network show. Paukert was elected to the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards in 2010.
Managing Editor ( google+ )
Jeremy Korzeniewski has been an automotive enthusiast since birth and grew up restoring classic cars. Also an avid motorcycle enthusiast, Jeremy has contributed a unique blend of insight into both the automotive and motorcycle segments on Autoblog and AutoblogGreen since joining the team in 2006.
A Detroit native, Steven J. Ewing has had a life-long love for all things automotive. In addition to having several relatives employed by various automakers, Ewing was exposed to the inner-workings of the automotive media at a young age. After getting his foot in the door as an intern at Automobile magazine, Ewing spent four years at Winding Road magazine where he served as Production Editor and Test Fleet Manager. In February 2010, Ewing brought his vast knowledge of the industry and passion for all things automotive to the Autoblog team.
Raised and groomed in the art of car writing by way of the magical internet, Seyth Miersma has carved out a career in the automotive world by telling stories about great roads and great cars. With fleeting exceptions being made for a few newspapers in Texas, Miersma’s words have been rendered with ones and zeros in the digital pages of Winding Road magazine, where he began as a freelancer in 2006 and left as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. Miersma brings the experience of hundreds of car reviews and comparison tests to the Autoblog crew, as well as a love for first-wave Japanese imports, racing video games that only rarely involve stuff blowing up, and driving through the dark of a fall morning in third gear with the radio off. He is very tall (the 97th percentile-set should read Miersma’s reviews with a close eye).
Director of Photography
Born with an eye for lighting and composition, Drew Phillips has had a fascination for photographing cars since picking up a 35mm camera at an early age. That passion for capturing automobiles through a lens led him to move to Southern California where he earned a degree in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University. After graduating, he became a full time freelance automotive photojournalist, earning a reputation for a clean and simple style of photography. Along with his contributions to Autoblog.com, Drew’s work can be seen in numerous magazines, newspapers, books, and web sites from around the world.
West Coast Editor ( google+ )
Michael Harley — a bona fide automotive enthusiast right down to the core — has been driving, studying, reviewing, and photographing cars since he was legally licensed. He fuels his automotive passion by racing a Porsche Boxster with the Porsche Owners Club and embraces any opportunity to get behind the wheel of a high-power motorized vehicle. Michael is a professional automotive journalist, an experienced photographer, and part owner of GSR Autosport — a multi-facetted award-winning automotive racing business campaigning a BMW in the popular Formula Drift series. In addition to Autoblog, Michael is a contributing writer for numerous automotive club publications and the global marketing firm of J.D. Power and Associates.
Noah Joseph came to automotive journalism after several years as a public affairs consultant. Multilingual, a multinational citizen and military reservist, he reports from the shores of the Mediterranean and from locations around the world. Noah has written for numerous print and online publications, but got his start right here back in 2006 and has always considered Autoblog his home.
European Contributor ( google+ )
Jeffrey N. Ross has spent most of his life in, around and under cars, from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist. Some of his car-related highlights include learning how to shift a manual transmission on a first-generation Bronco, driving his '77 Trans Am in the Inaugural Woodward Dream Cruise and tackling tracks such as Homestead-Miami Speedway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. He has written for sites such as Autotroplis.com and Autobytel.com, and he joined the Autoblog team in August 2012.
Podcast Producer-Host ( google+ )
Dan Roth has had a lifelong fascination with automobiles and has spent many years adding greasy thumbprints to the pages of shop manuals. Dan brings his enthusiasm and media production experience to the Autoblog team, writing posts and reviews and regularly co-hosting the Autoblog Podcast.
John McElroy is the host of “Autoline Daily”, the first industry webcast of industry news and analysis. He is also the host of the television program “Autoline Detroit,” a weekly half-hour discussion program featuring top automotive executives and journalists. The show can be seen online at www.autolinedetroit.tv. McElroy also broadcasts five radio segments daily on WWJ Newsradio 950, the CBS affiliate in Detroit. He writes a monthly op-ed article for Ward’s AutoWorld and aweekly blog for Autoblog.com.
Associate Editor ( google+ )
A longtime automotive enthusiast, Brandon Turkus’ inauspicious beginnings in the industry (he was fired from his first car-related job at an exotic car dealer) have grown into a nearly 10-year career. During that time, he’s done everything from scheduling and delivering the same cars you see reviewed on Autoblog, to reviewing and photographing cars for Winding Road as Fleet Manager and Online Editor. Turkus is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a keen amateur photographer, and a fan of odd British roadsters and French hatchbacks.
Associate Editor ( google+ )
Damon Lowney has been fascinated by fast things since he was a child – planes, trains and automobiles (no joke!) – and that fascination ultimately led to his current obsession with fast sports cars and the art of performance driving, though he enjoys almost any automobile that sits left of center. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton and landing an internship at one of his favorite magazines, Excellence: The Magazine About Porsche, he was hired on there as Associate Editor in the Fall of 2010. Recognizing the pervasiveness of the Internet and digital media devices, in July 2013 Damon started working at Autoblog.comas a Daily News Writer to pursue his passion producing digital automotive media. In his pastime, he loves to autocross his Porsche 944 S2 (or anything with four wheels) and drive his hotrod BMW 2002.