Cord Jefferson is Gawker’s West Coast Editor and a Gizmodo Contributing Columnist. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he has since donated a kidney in Saudi Arabia, captained a sinking vessel off the coast of Italy, and been chased out of Mexico. His reporting and writing have appeared in or on National Geographic, USA Today, Bookforum, The New York Times website, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Root, The Nation, Filter, GIANT, Jezebel, Wonkette, Nerve, The American Prospect, The Awl, and various other publications. Prior to going to Gawker Media, he was the senior editor at GOOD magazine. His agent is David Patterson at Foundry. You may have heard him talking on NPR, where he reviews books, or on WNYC, the CBC, the BBC, CNN, RT, or MSNBC.
He lives in Los Angeles and has tremendous hand-eye coordination.