Jay Traugott was just nine years old when his grandfather gave him his first auto magazine which began his passion for cars. He was raised in Toledo, Ohio, the home of Jeep and the people who love them. After wrapping up a degree in Communications and English at Ohio University, he worked in online media and advertising for several years before making the switch to automotive journalism.
Michael Hines, Contributing Editor and Internship Coordinator
Michael Hines started his writing career at a trend-spotting website and has since dabbled in everything from sports editing to content marketing. His love for cars began when he acquired a 1988 RX-7 that looked like hell but ran incredibly. He recently joined the team as a writer and to develop the CarBuzz internship program.
Adam Lynton, Content Editor
Adam Lynton was born and bred in London from where his most treasured childhood memories include riding shotgun in his uncle's red Ferrari Mondial and accompanying his dad in his yellow '78 Corvette Stingray on a classic car run. Getting banned from driving after the naughtiness of a Toyota MR2 caught him out once too often is a memory he'd rather forget. Later, the chilled-out charm of Thailand's Chiang Mai enchanted him for a few years where he worked as a Deputy Editor for a local publishing house.
Ryan Lexer, Managing Editor
Ryan Lexer grew up in Philadelphia, where he was lucky enough to be the neighbor of a Lamborghini owner. He went to Towson University, majoring in Liberal Arts, and has since written for various Tech and Sports sites before joining the CarBuzz team. He's also the in-house technology analyst and keeps CarBuzz up to date with the latest trends in mobile developments.
Shali Kleinhaus, News Editor
From his childhood obsession for creating Matchbox traffic jams to his unbreakable habit of reading car magazines under his desk at school, Shali's passion for cars goes back as far as he can remember. Shali has written for several publications, and is now the newest addition to the Carbuzz team.
Gary Bonanni, Contributing Editor
Gary Bonanni is a writer and musician based out of NYC. His professional career has consisted of writing and editing in many capacities. Having a love for automotive since childhood, Gary has owned and driven new automobiles every few years strictly for the thrill of it.
Adam Abrams, News Editor
Born in Manchester, England, Adam comes from a long line of auto enthusiasts. In fact, some might even say cars are in his blood. Adam's grandfather was a race car driver in his twenties, and his family also owned the largest car dealership in Manchester in the early 1990s. Upon relocating to South Florida at a young age, Adam developed a passion for the supercars that seemed to be abundant in the Sunshine State.
Isaac Cohen, Associate Editor
Isaac Cohen developed a craving for cars when he was in elementary school, and ever since, his free time largely consisted of reading CarBuzz and auto magazines. He tinkers with his Mazda, is an avid car spotter, and enjoys writing about his passion.
Joel Patel, Associate Editor
After watching his father work on cars at a young age, Joel Patel has made it his goal to cover all aspects of the automotive industry. After graduating from college in Northern Virginia with a degree in Communications, he wrote for a couple of automotive websites before becoming an intern with CarBuzz. His most recent project is a ’92 Miata that he uses as a daily driver.