AOL Autos Editors & Correspondents

AOL Autos stands for a constellation of values, expressed in the simplest of terms via some of the most complex car-loving individuals the world over. An automotive resource with dense textures and specific how-to advice, we nevertheless look through a long lens at the spirit of the automobile, a representation of our own forward movement and progress as individuals.

Sharon Silke Carty

Sharon Silke Carty

Editor-in-Chief, AOL Autos

Sharon Silke Carty is the Editor-in-Chief for AOL Autos. She has written about cars for a decade, writing for USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and Dow Jones. She was a 2008 fellow with the Stanley Foundation, traveling to India to study economic issues in the developing world and the Indian auto industry. She also was a 2010 fellow with the East-West Center, traveling to Korea to delve into global economic issues, including visits to the Korean automakers. She does frequent media appearances, including interviews on NPR's "On The Media" and Fox Business News. Carty lives outside Ann Arbor, Mich., with her husband, Jim, and their three children. 

Michael Zak

Michael Zak

Consumer Editor, AOL Autos

Michael Zak is Consumer Editor for AOL Autos. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College where he majored in History and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France at the Université Marc-Bloch. A native of metro-Detroit , Michael has been a long-time follower of the auto industry. Areas of interest for him include green and hybrid engineering, performance vehicles, the history of the auto industry, and general automotive news. When he is not working on content for AOL Autos, Michael enjoys playing hockey and golf, reading, writing, spending time with his friends and family, and traveling.

Adam Morath

Adam Morath

Multimedia Director, AOL Autos
Editor & Executive Producer, TRANSLOGIC

Adam Morath is the creator, Executive Producer and blog Editor of TRANSLOGIC, an award-winning transportation technology video series featured on AOL Autos. Before joining AOL, Adam created original videos and photography ... for Winding Road Magazine, an online publication then run by “the Dean of automotive journalism,” the late David E. Davis, Jr.

Adam graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design, and is now seeking his MBA at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Adam is a native of metro-Detroit, residing in Grosse Pointe Park, Mi., with his wife and their dog. In his downtime, Adam enjoys sailing the Detroit River and rooting for his beloved Red Wings, Tigers and Wolverines. His most prized possession is his vintage Hasselblad medium-format camera.

Peter Bigelow

Peter Bigelow

Associate Editor, AOL Autos

Pete Bigelow is an Associate Editor for AOL Autos. He joined the company in January 2012 after working as an online reporter for Changing Gears, ... a public radio project that examined the reinvention of the Midwest economy.

Prior to that, his roots were in sports journalism. A New Jersey native and 1998 graduate of Rutgers University, he covered the Denver Broncos for a newspaper in suburban Denver until 2006, when he moved east and handled Michigan Football coverage for The Ann Arbor News and AnnArbor.com

Not a gearhead by nature, he's nonetheless got some experience in the transportation industry - Pete is a licensed commercial pilot and one-time certified flight instructor. He actually admits to being a Cleveland Browns fan, and lives in Dexter, Mi., with his wife and three children.

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