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Gersh Kuntzman

Gersh Kuntzman joined Streetsblog as editor in chief in July, 2018 after stints at both New York City tabloids (Post, 1993-2000 and 2004-2007; Daily News, 2012-2017) and a long tenure as editor of The Brooklyn Paper (2007-2012).

He is a veteran journalist and longtime bike commuter from his home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. He has been hit by a driver on Smith Street, doored on Flushing Avenue and wiped out on the really shiny, slippery paint on the Canal Street end of the Manhattan Bridge. He is a relentless voice for road safety. You can always reach him at or follow him on X @gershkuntzman.

David Meyer
Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, David fell in love with journalism as a kid accompanying his reporter dad on stories while school was out.

A reporter at Streetsblog from 2015 to 2019, David returned as Streetsblog Deputy Editor in 2023 after a three-year stint at the New York Post. A graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and the University of Maryland, he lives in Brooklyn. You can reach him at

Emily Lipstein
Engagement Editor

Emily joined Streetsblog in June 2024, after a combined decade of running social at VICE's Motherboard, Gizmodo, and Chicago's South Side Weekly.

Originally from Long Island, she has a degree in biology from the University of Chicago that she puts to use when riding her bike in the woods. You can email her at or find her on Twitter at @emily_lip.

Dave Colon
Senior reporter

Dave is a reporter from Long Beach, a barrier island off of the coast of Long Island that you can bike to from the city. It's a real nice ride.

He's previously been the editor of Brokelyn, a reporter at Gothamist, a freelance reporter and delivered freshly baked bread by bike. Dave is on X as @davecolon. And his email address is

Jesse Coburn
Investigative Reporter

Jesse Coburn is Streetsblog's investigative reporter. He won the George Polk Award in 2024 for his investigative series on the black market for temporary license plates. Previously he was a reporter at Newsday and an editor at ARCH+. He has also written for the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Harper’s, Cabinet, Motherboard and other publications.

Jesse is on Twitter at @jesse_coburn. You can email him at

Kevin Duggan

Kevin Duggan joined Streetsblog in October, 2022, after covering transportation for amNY. Duggan has been covering New York since about 2017 after getting his masters in journalism from Dublin City University in Ireland. After some freelancing, he landed a job with Vince DiMiceli’s Brooklyn Paper, where he covered southern Brooklyn neighborhoods and, later, Brownstone Brooklyn. He's on X at @kduggan16. And his email address is

Sophia Lebowitz

Sophia Lebowitz joined Streetsblog as a reporter in April, 2024, after freelancing in the documentary film industry. She is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and of CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

Sophia has worked as a Video Journalist for FiveThirtyEight and her short documentaries have screened at DOC NYC, National Geographic's Short Film Showcase, and the Yellowknife International Film Festival. She has also written for Brooklyner, Chalkbeat, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and Refinery 29. Sophia is on X at @sophlebo and her email address is

Board of Directors

Mark Gorton, Chairman

Christine Berthet, Vice Chair

Raul Larios, Treasurer

Juan Martinez

Sebastian Delmont

Joseph Lipman

Note: Gabe Klein was on the Streetsblog board until Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 when he joined the Biden administration.

Here is our employee conflict of interest policy.

Here is our board's conflict of interest policy.