Meet The Team

Bringing you the latest news, how-to guides, reviews, and hottest takes on everything happening in the world of consumer tech is a full-time job — one which Gizmolo is only too happy to fill. Our editorial staff is hard at work every day producing the smartphone, wearable, tablet, and smart home content you crave, and keeping up with everything that’s worth sharing is a team effort. Meet the crew behind Gizmolo:

Nikhil Agrawal (Editor-in-Chief)

Nikhil is the Editor-in-Chief of Gizmolo, where he helps the team cover everything consumer technology and beyond. He works across news, features, reviews, buyer’s guides, and more. If Gizmolo writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way. Previously, he was Senior Editor at PC-Tablet, where he covered the latest developments in smartphones and wearables for the best part of a decade.

Based in New York, Nikhil has appeared on several online tech portals as an expert on the latest technology trends. When not thinking about gadgets, you’ll find him watching an extraordinary amount of films, eating his way through New York’s best (affordable) restaurants, or playing games on his Sony PlayStation 5.

David Hopper (News Editor)

David Hopper calls the West Coast home, having moved from his San Diego roots to settle in Seattle. His passion for mobile technology was sparked at the tender age of 12 with a fixation on Nokia devices, earning him the affectionate nickname “Phone Guy” among his circle. 

Away from the digital world, Derrek keeps active with workouts and hikes, indulges in gaming sessions on his PlayStation, or channels his creativity into producing videos.

Kristina Hilliard (Senior Staff Writer)

Kristina Hilliard has been chronicling the consumer electronics domain for over ten years, providing insights into an array of gadgets including smartphones, televisions, smart home devices, and audio systems. She is at the helm of Gizmolo’s newsroom, where she not only leads the team but also pens thought on all things Android.

Outside of her journalistic endeavors, Kristina’s life is a juggling act between writing and caring for her young child. In her downtime, she’s often absorbed in her LG G2 OLED TV, indulging in a mix of crime series and deep-dive documentaries. Her tech arsenal includes a Pixel 8 Pro and an iPhone 15 for everyday use, while a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra serves as a standby device and a control center for her home security system.