GHoNJHWpI’m a New York-based writer and the Deputy Editor at I quarterback daily news coverage across all corners of the site, with a particular focus on news, politics, sports, and lifestyle editorial. I oversee Esquire’s ambitious coverage of the 2016 election, and I serve as the lead editor on The Politics Blog with Charles P. Pierce.

Previously, I was an editor at Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome. Before that, I was an Arts & Culture staff writer at The Denver Post and Managing Editor of the paper’s full service music blog, Reverb.

I’ve written about topics such as the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the Black Lives Matter movement, the gun violence epidemica judge turned comedian, the winner of a small-penis pageantthe dramatic fall of Penn Statea monthly freak show, a pinball mecca, and a lost hippie commune of geodesic domes. I went on the road with Denver buzz band Tennis and I’ve profiled many musicians from Jon Batiste to Will Butler to Jeff Tweedy to Nathaniel Rateliff.

Outside of Esquire and The Denver Post, my work has appeared in Playboy, The Daily BeastVice, Philadelphia Weekly, Paste magazineMAGNET magazine, Alt. magazineCentre Daily Times, and many blogs and websites. I’ve also worked at NPR affiliate stations in Philadelphia and State College, PA. In 2009, I was named one of the Top 100 collegiate journalists by UWIRE.

I was born in Washington, D.C. and received a B.A. in English from Penn State University in 2010.

Feel free to email me here: johngregoryhendrickson [at] or visit my contact page.