Patch Appoints Steven Kalin President and Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, NY, December 5, 2012 - Patch, AOL's leading online local news and information platform, today appointed Steven Kalin President and Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Kalin will oversee Patch's day-to-day operations including editorial, sales, and analytics. Kalin will be based at the company's New York headquarters and report to Jon Brod, CEO and Co-Founder of Patch...

Welcome to the Patch Community: Leigh Zarelli Lewis and Jim Lipuma

We are excited to share the news of two recent additions to the Patch community, Leigh Zarelli Lewis, who will join us as our new Head of Strategy and Business Development, and Jim Lipuma, who joins the team as our Head of U.S. Sales.

Leigh brings to Patch over 20 years of experience in media, strategy consulting and corporate development and an impressive career in digital product...

All Things Politics on Patch, Now in One Place

To say that it's a busy time in the political world is an understatement, which is why I'm thrilled to announce the launch of our national Patch Politics website. Here's what you'll find:

  • Our only-on-Patch coverage which we're calling "Every Race in Every Town." The in-depth information on all the races that have an impact on Patch towns:...

Patch Scores Highest Traffic and Revenue in its History

May was the platform’s most successful month to date, with nearly 12 million users and
record-breaking revenue

June 11, 2012 -- Patch, AOL’s platform of local news, information and engagement sites, today announced that May of 2012 was its most successful traffic and revenue period in the company’s history.

Patch served a record 11.7 million users in May (...

CEO of the First Amendment Center and a Founding Editor of USA Today Joins Patch Board of Advisors

Ken Paulson brings rich journalistic heritage to digital news group

October 3, 2012 -- Patch, AOL’s leading online platform for local news, information and engagement, today announced that Ken Paulson has recently joined the Patch Board of Advisors. Paulson currently serves as president and chief executive officer of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Previously...

Patch and NETS Basketball Team Up to Celebrate New Jersey

Alliance to Offer Exclusive Benefits To Patch Subscribers in 70+ NJ Communities
In Celebration of Team's 35 Years in the Garden State

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - January 30, 2012 - Building on its mission to support and engage its communities, Patch, AOL's platform of over 850 hyperlocal news, information and engagement sites, has aligned with NETS Basketball to give an assist to fans...

A Sneak Peek: The New Patch

Three and a half years ago, Patch set out to give you a new way to connect to your neighbors, get informed, and find what you're looking for. We've changed lives with our stories and improved communities through comprehensive coverage of what matters most to you and the people that live nearby. But being a part of over 900 unique communities made us realize that Patch was capable of doing even...

Patch Names All-Star Mark Teixeira "Commissioner of Patch Baseball"

Partnership with Superstar First Baseman Will Offer Exclusive Benefits
to Young Athletes and Little League Coaches in 850+ Patch Communities

April 10, 2012 -- Patch, AOL’s leading platform of over 850 hyperlocal news, information and engagement sites, has appointed Mark Teixeira, four-time Gold Glove winner, as the Commissioner of Patch Baseball.

The two-time...

Patch Partners with James Patterson's READKIDDOREAD to Promote Reading Among Children

Patch to feature Patterson's and READKIDDOREAD's Summer Reading List on all 850+ sites

June 13, 2012 -- Patch, AOL’s leading platform of local news, information and engagement sites, and READKIDDOREAD.com, the website founded by number-one best-selling author James Patterson, today announced a partnership designed to encourage kids’...

Patch & PIX11 Harness the Power of “Local” in New Content Partnership

PIX11 Newscasts Will Feature Patch’s Most Compelling Stories and Breaking News
From Nearly 150 Communities in the Tri-State Area

May 17, 2012 -- Patch, AOL’s leading platform of local news, information and engagement sites, and WPIX-TV (PIX11), Tribune Broadcasting’s New York television station, today announced a partnership designed to feature Patch content in daily...

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