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Kotaku UK Staff
Keza MacDonald, Founding Editor
Keza launched Kotaku UK in April 2014. She was previously IGN's UK Games Editor and has won several awards over the year for her journalism on games and the people who play them. Her work has appeared across a wide variety of outlets in print, online and broadcast media.
Richard Stanton, Editor
Richard has spent the last decade writing about videogames, and still isn't bored of it. He began his career on Edge magazine, becoming features editor before going freelance — during which time he wrote a proper book, A Brief History of Videogames, so no-one could accuse him of just sitting around in his pants all day playing Dark Souls. He has written for outlets including the Guardian, Eurogamer, and Vice.
Laura Kate Dale, News Editor
Laura took over as News Editor for Kotaku UK in mid-2017. She's been responsible for reporting on numerous video game leaks, reviewing the PS4 Slim before Sony confirmed it existed, and writing in-depth features about video game derrières. She is a big JRPG and adventure game fan, as well as enjoying narrative-heavy shortform games.
Kimberley Snaith, Editorial Assistant
Kotaku UK contributors: Andreas Inderwildi, Ian Dransfield, Meghan Ellis, Rick Lane, Rich Wordsworth, Robert Zak, Lewis Packwood, Cara Ellison, Chris Schilling, Nathan Ditum, Jordan Erica Webber and many more.
Kotaku US Staff
Video Producer: Tim Rogers
Weekend Editor: Ethan Gach
Compete Staff Writer: Maddy Myers
Compete Staff Writer: Eric Van Allen
Contributors: Harris O’Malley, GB Burford, Zack Zwiezen, Ian Walker, Jason Krell, Kevin Wong, Joshua Calixto, S.E. Doster, Matt Wales, Dan Starkey, Lee Yancy, Stacie Ponder
Art Director: Jim Cooke
Staff Illustrator: Sam Woolley, Angelica Alzona
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