Kerkstra Departs Philly Mag

Tom McGrath will return to the editor role for the foreseeable future.

Philadelphia Magazine announced today that editor Patrick Kerkstra is exiting the company.

In an email to the magazine’s staff, Tom McGrath, chief content and strategy officer of Philly Mag’s parent company, Metrocorp, announced Kerkstra’s departure.

“Since joining Philly Mag’s staff in 2014 — and rising to the position of editor at the beginning of this year — Patrick has worked tirelessly on behalf of Philly Mag,” McGrath wrote. “As I’ve said previously, he’s one of the best journalists in Philadelphia. I’m grateful for all of his efforts.”

In the email McGrath, who served as the magazine’s editor from 2010 to 2015, also announced he would be returning to the editor role for the foreseeable future, while continuing to serve as the company’s chief content and strategy officer.

Kerkstra was named editor in January as part of a company-wide restructuring.