Editorial Staff

The AutoGuide.com team is working to educate and entertain you, the automotive consumer. Whether you’re looking for the latest news, spy photos or creative and insightful feature stories, or you’re reading reviews and hunting for tips and advice as you shop for your next new car, we’re here to help.

Jonathan Yarkony

Jonathan Yarkony

Editorial Director, AutoGuide.com Group Jonathan eats, sleeps and breathes cars (and cheeseburgers). A family man through and through, Jonathan brings over 10 years of experience evaluating cars with a focus on the details that parents will be grateful for, and cars that drivers will appreciate. Mostly, Jonathan will lurk in the background overseeing AutoGuide.com, The Truth About Cars and HybridCars.com, as well as a number of other automotive interest sites.
Jodi Lai

Jodi Lai

Editor-in-Chief Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. When she figured out she could combine her love of journalism with the automotive industry, her fate was sealed. Besides hosting videos, covering auto shows and writing reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site’s day-to-day operations.
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami Haj-Assaad

Features Editor As our Features Editor Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge. He finds himself right at home in vehicles with the latest and greatest technology. Despite his affinity for in-car tech, he’s the proud owner of a back-to-basics Scion FR-S.
Dan Ilika

Dan Ilika

Road Test Editor Dan is AutoGuide.com's Road Test Editor, a long-suffering Buffalo Bills fan, and a car guy since childhood. He enjoys long walks on the beach and long drives just about anywhere the road, track or trail will take him. You'll see him driving around evaluating cars and in front of a camera talking about them. Dan is a member of the World Car of the Year jury.
Craig Cole

Craig Cole

Associate Editor Born and raised in the Detroit area, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. When he’s not writing for AutoGuide.com, hosting videos or charming people with his eccentric sense of humor, he’s out driving his 1936 Ford.
Stephen Elmer

Stephen Elmer

News Editor Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo.
Jason Siu

Jason Siu

News Writer Jason began his automotive journalism career working with Modified Magazine, a former VerticalScope property. He continues his love for all things automotive covering the daily news for AutoGuide.