Joseph Patel is a producer, director, writer, and executive with over two decades of experience in TV, film, digital and print journalism. He was most recently the Head of Content at Vevo, the world’s largest music video platform, and has held similar positions at Vice Media, The Fader, and MTV News & Docs. He recently won two Clio Awards for films produced in partnership between The Fader and YouTube (2018 Gold, “Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer” and 2017 Silver “Aurora: Nothing is Eternal”).
While with Vice, Patel was showrunner for the TV series The Vice Guide to Everything, producer of the “Vice on HBO” weekly news series pilot, and helped launch the Noisey and Creators Project platforms. At MTV, Patel created and directed the Hip-Hop documentary show My Block and oversaw the network’s Choose or Lose coverage around the 2008 Presidential Election. Patel currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Kari, and adorable pup, Gucci.