Editor-in-Chief, AOL Autos
Reilly Brennan is the Editor-in-Chief for AOL Autos. An award-winning journalist, Brennan has been covering the automotive business for over 12 years, writing for Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine, Winding Road and Monocle among others. A Detroit native, his boyhood … bedroom window was within earshot of the sonic blur of Woodward Avenue, the automotive artery of the city. Prior to joining AOL, Brennan was the general manager for NextScreen, an online media startup in Austin, Texas, where he managed the company's automotive business, including Winding Road. Prior to NextScreen he managed corporate communications projects at General Motors, including the group's NASCAR and Le Mans racing efforts. Despite its sales failure, he holds steadfast to his belief that the MKII Volkswagen Golf GTI was a high point in automotive achievement.
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