Patrick Hickey Jr.- Founder, Editor-In-Chief
Patrick Hickey Jr. is a full-time Lecturer of English and Assistant Director of the Journalism program at Kingsborough Community College and is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ReviewFix.com. He’s also a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and National Video Games Writer at Examiner.com where his work was mentioned in National Ad campaigns by Disney, Nintendo and EA Sports.
Hickey was also the Editor-In-Chief of two College Newspapers before he received his BA in Journalism from Brooklyn College. Hickey’s work has been published in The New York Daily News, The New York Times, Complex, The Hockey Writers, Yahoo!, Broadway World, Examiner, Bay Currents Newspaper, where he served as the paper’s Sports Editor, the Brooklyn Papers, the Wave of Long Island, Brooklyn Free Press, Blasting News, Tri-Games.net, The Lo-Down, the Brooklyn View, NYSportsday.com, NYSportScene Magazine, ProHockeyNews.com, GothamBaseball.com, The Syracuse Post-Standard, BBallCentral.com, PlayLikeAGirlSports.com, NYCityWatch.org, Scout.com and the official sites of the Brooklyn Aces and New York Islanders.
His new book, The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult And Classic Video Game Developers is chock full of interviews with legendary developers, in an ESPN 30-for-30 style that allows them to tell their story. Currently, Hickey is working on a sequel to the series.
In addition to journalism, Hickey Jr. is a voice-actor, having starred in the 2018 indie hit The Padre (also serving as English language Story Editor), from Shotgun With Glitters and is currently writing the story for the upcoming game, Tr.1.S, where he will also be performing voiceover duties. Hickey also plays the role of Rex in the upcoming indie game “Relentless Rex,” which just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and the narrator in “The Kaiju Offensive.”
Donna-Lyn Washington– Senior Editor
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the ‘Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’
Nick Valente- Television Editor
I’m a just Television and Radio guy from Brooklyn, planning an inevitable takeover of the world. However, I am still looking for a dumb mouse, preferably named Pinky, to accompany me. At the site, I’m a movie, television and graphic novel kind of guy and that’s what I’ll be writing for the most part.
Expect some book and music reviews as well though [insert demon horns here]. I grew up in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, the same neighborhood many of the best mafia films of our day were based on, idolizing guys like Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese and Al Pacino. I’m also a big sports fan and follow the New York Yankees intensely.
Juan DeJesus- Professional Wrestling Editor
Juan De Jesus is a Bronx native that has embraced his lifelong curiosity for knowing all things geeky. The 30-year old freelance journalist has a deep affinity for the world of wrestling, Comic books, video games and movies. He secretly wants to be Batman or at least the Green Arrow. He has had articles published on NBC, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, The Westside Spirit, Queens Courier, and the Mott Haven Herald.
Rocco Sansone- Comic Books Editor
Rocco Sansone was born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrant parents. He attended Kingsborough Community College where he received his Associates in Journalism and then Brooklyn College to get his Bachelors in English. He wrote for Kingsborough’s student newspaper Scepter where his biggest achievement was interviewing former Rock the Vote president Jehmu Greene. He is a “man of many interests.” These include anime/manga, video games, tabletop RPGs, YA literature, 19th century literature, the New York Rangers, and history. Among the things and places he would like to see before he dies are Japan, half of Europe, and the New York Rangers win another Stanley Cup. He lives in Brooklyn.
Christopher Saenz: Senior Writer
Christopher Saenz is a journalist, who during his time writing for Review Fix has written about a wide spectrum of entertainment including film, television, comic books, theatre and video games.
Saenz has covered New York Comic Con and interviewed Dark Horse Comics Founder Mike Richardson and Eisner Award-Winning artist Cameron Stewart.
Manny Vivas: Senior Writer
Manny has been covering the gaming and entertainment scene since 2013. Even off the clock, he devotes himself to video games and all things tech. He is a junior at Plattsburgh State, where he serves as a “grammar guru” for a journalism class and a rebel at the radio station. He loves giraffes, green tea and pop-punk music.
Chris Butera- Senior Writer
Chris Butera has been absorbed in Heavy Metal since he was 15 years old. He has been playing in bands since 2006 and has interned for extreme music label Earache Records, while writing for Reviewfix.com since its inception and more recently for Examiner.com. When he isn’t doing anything music related he’s probably reading comics or classic books, watching a horror movie or a wrestling match, or pretending to be a dinosaur.
Bradley Hopkins- Staff Writer
Coming from a backwoods small town no one’s ever heard of in Appalachia, in southwestern Virginia, I first made an attempt at a massage therapy license, followed by a stint working as a lumber worker. Now in the employ of the United States Navy, I work as an Information Systems Technician (computers and communications). It’s classified. I’m an expert in tattoos and tattoo history, and a growing student of philosophy, professional wrestling, history, politics, video games, and literature in general. I live wherever the Navy tells me to.