Brian Crecente is a founding editor and executive editor for Polygon and syndicated columnist based in New York City. Former editor in chief of and writer for video gaming blog Kotaku, Crecente writes Good Game, a weekly gaming column, for McClatchy-Tribune News Service.
Prior to becoming a full-time gaming journalist, Crecente was an award-winning police reporter for 12 years at major dailies around the country where he covered everything from wild fires and daily crime to the contested presidential election and serial killers.
Crecente has written about video games since 2000. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Paste, Variety, Stuff, Wired, NPR and MSNBC, as well as several U.S. newspapers and publications in the UK and Portugal. He has also appeared on national TV and radio and has been quoted in newspapers both in the U.S. and abroad.
Crecente was named one of the 20 most influential people in the video game industry over the past 20 years by GamePro in 2009 and one of gaming’s Top 50 journalists by Edge in 2006. He also sits as a judge on several national and international video game award panels and has moderated panels at UCLA, the Smithsonian and spoken at a number of conferences.