Jay Traugott, Executive Editor
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.
Jacob Joseph, Contributing Editor
Jacob hails from Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from Ohio Technical College. A former Audi technician, Jacob has also had a love for all things Porsche since before he can even remember. He has a particular fondness for road trips, and finds himself in creepy roadside diners more often than he can explain.
Michael Hines, Contributing Editor
Adam Lynton, Associate 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. A Math and Philosophy grad, Adam brings a thoughtful, analytical and unique approach to the latest news stories.
Ryan Lexer, Editor in Chief
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.
Garrett Mitchell, Contributing Editor
Garrett Mitchell was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Driving a manual transmission from age six and becoming an employee of 1320video when he turned 16, he has quite the passion for cars. From video taping in 1400hp+ cars, to driving and working on cars like the infamous 3DX Evo, Garrett brings CarBuzz a first person perspective of some of the fastest, most awesome street cars in the country.
Brandon Lessing, Contributing Editor
Brandon Lessing was born in Hawaii, and was raised there as well as in California. He developed a passion for cars at an early age and purchased a 1967 GTO as his first car. His automotive interests cover a wide spectrum, and he has owned, worked on, and raced a variety of makes and models and has been very active in the RX-7 and Porsche communities. He has a deep connection with car culture, and loves interacting with other enthusiasts.
Justin Cheung, Photographer
Justin has spent the past four years working with luxury and exotic cars. From social media and marketing, to photography and managing photographers, Justin has had his hands in many automotive publishing and production segments.