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Android Central Staff
Daniel Bader, Managing Editor
Daniel Bader is Android Central's Managing Editor and resident Canadian. Hailing from Toronto, he began his career at MobileSyrup before moving to Android Central in 2016. His job involves trying to balance all of Android Central's various facets, from editorial to commerce to social, and trying to keep sane doing it. Luckily he has an amazing staff of writers, editors, and videographers. When he's not working (which is rare), he's spending time with his daughter, Tahlia.
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Alex Dobie, Executive Editor, U.K.
Alex is the global Executive Editor for Android Central and is usually found in the U.K. when not globetrotting and Instagramming. He has been blogging since before it was called that and spends most of his time leading video for Android Central on YouTube and beyond, which involves pointing a camera at shiny things and speaking words at a microphone.
Michael Hicks, Senior Editor
Michael is a former ebook dev turned tech writer whose career arc took him from VR to wearables, emerging tech to mobile, before arriving at the world of Android. Outside of work he loves sports teams that disappoint him (Go Sharks, A's and Golden Bears!), D&D and Star Wars RPG campaigns, SFF novels, long runs, gaming on consoles and PC, and baking. During work, he'll do his best to make sure he doesn't recommend any product unless he'd regularly use it himself.
Jerry Hildenbrand, Senior Editor/Editor of Dope Shit
Jerry Hildenbrand is a Linux Professional, aging hippie, and recovering engineer who would always rather be fishing. While not fishing, he's the editor in charge of touching things until they break, trying to figure stuff out, and the consummate Android expert. Jerry thinks the black jelly beans are the best and wears sneakers he bought in 1996. Born and raised in South Florida, Jerry now resides in a bunker somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia.
Hayato Huseman, Staff Writer/Videographer
Hayato is Android Central's Indianapolis-based videographer who's been an Android lover ever since he first rooted his HTC Inspire back in 2011. He's an avid lover of coffee, prog metal, and cameras — and as a frequent traveler, he can usually be found enjoying all three anywhere but home.
Jeramy Johnson, Staff Writer/Help & How-To Editor
Jeramy Johnson came to the tech field later than most, but he has been obsessed with gadgets for years. He was born and raised in central Texas, went to graduate school in Washington D.C., and now lives in Austin with his wife, two kids, and two cats. He's addicted to travel and the outdoors and loves hiking wherever he goes. For almost 20 years, he worked in study abroad and visited exotic places like Bhutan, Croatia, Iceland, and Qatar.
Harish Jonnalagadda, Asia Editor
Harish Jonnalagadda tries to make sense of the befuddling maze that is the Asian smartphone industry. Before switching to phones, he used to write about PC hardware, covering motherboards and video cards. When he's not playing with the latest phones, he's either reading on his Kindle or trying to clear his backlog of games on Steam. He can also be found shouting at the TV over the weekends at Arsenal and McLaren's continued woes.
Derrek Lee, News Writer
Derrek resides on the Best Coast, originally from San Diego, and now living in Seattle. He's a long-time mobile tech enthusiast, starting with an obsession with Nokia that began at the age of 12. Since then, he's been lovingly known by most of his friends as the "Phone Guy." When he's not talking tech, he's either working out, hiking, playing video games (Playstation), or making videos.
Jennifer Locke, Staff Writer (Gaming)
Jennifer Locke helms our PlayStation coverage at Android Central but plays a fair bit of Xbox and Nintendo Switch as well. Her first console was an NES, and after that, she was instantly hooked on all things gaming. When a controller isn't in her hands, she's reading books or taking her dog out for a long walk (or sharing memes with her friends, let's be real). She's always down to talk Star Wars, sci-fi, Pokémon, superheroes, or other pop culture stuff on Twitter.
Joe Maring, Senior Editor
Joe Maring wears a lot of different hats at AC. Whether it's covering breaking news, reviewing headphones, or cranking out spicy editorials, he's done it all. Joe lives in Kalamazoo, MI, with his wife Kennedy, cats Minnie and Polo, and handsome pitbull/boxer mix Damon. He's addicted to Starbucks, could rant about Star Wars for hours, and will gladly talk your ear off about credit card points and miles.
Al Sacco, Content Director
Al Sacco manages all editorial operations for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central, making sure the content trains run consistently and on time, and always ensuring all stories meet the high standards loyal readers have come to expect. Before joining Windows Central in 2017 and eventually becoming a Future content director in late 2019, Al covered enterprise IT and mobile technologies for IDG, CIO Magazine, and CIO.com, working his way up from an editorial assistant to a managing editor over 13 years. He is passionate about reading and writing, eating and drinking (mostly coffee and Belgian beer), and the Red Sox. He resides in Boston.
Ara Wagoner, Staff Writer (Chromebooks, Cases, Accessories)
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Ara Wagoner dove into Android in 2011 and has been theming launchers and poking entertainment apps with a stick. When she's not writing about cases and Chromebooks, Ara tests her tech at Walt Disney World and bakes bread and pumpkin seeds depending on the season. If you see her without headphones, RUN.
Android Central Contributors
Michael Alison, Contributor
Michael Allison is another of Android Central's tall and handsome stable of news writers. He's generally interested in any and all consumer tech, with his current obsessions being Google's Pixel line and Chromebooks. When not writing on Android Central, he can often be found reading fiction, writing for fun, or working out.
Andrew Myrick, Contributor
Andrew is a contributor with Android Central and is ready and willing to talk about all things Ravens, Caps, Orioles, UFC, and whatever new tech is being released at the time. Andrew drinks way too much coffee, but it's what keeps the motor going on a daily basis. You can find him lurking on Twitter from time to time, but usually, he's just rewatching Star Wars for the umpteenth time, even if it's just on in the background.
Nick Sutrich, Contributor
Nick has been professionally writing about tech since 2011 and has run through the gamut of tech and gaming. If he's not slicing blocks in Beat Saber, he's probably tinkering with some smart home gadget or going on a hike in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Chris Wedel, Contributor
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, Chris enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.
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