About Gymnastics Now

Your go-to source for gymnastics news!

Gymnastics Now was created to fill a hole on the gymternet and beyond. The gymnastics world deserves an all-inclusive news source, where fans and athletes alike can come to get the latest news, feature stories, live meet coverage, and more.

Gymnastics Now covers the top male and female athletes of the sport, striving for equal coverage of all. From Brody Malone to Simone Biles, from Florida’s Trinity Thomas to Michigan’s Paul Juda, from Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan to France’s Melanie de Jesus dos Santos – and beyond. GN is also growing verticals dedicated to the other Olympic disciplines: rhythmic and trampoline.

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Patricia Duffy, Founder & Editor

Patricia Duffy (Fiske) founded Gymnastics Now in February 2020 after covering gymnastics for over five years with various news outlets.

Patricia is a graduate of the University of Georgia (A.B.J. ’17, M.A. ’22) where she majored in journalism with a Sports Media Certificate and sports management minor and earned a Master’s in Emerging Media.

Patricia’s previous work in multimedia journalism has uniquely equipped her to build Gymnastics Now from the ground up over the past four years. She has managed multiple media organization’s content, marketing, and social media, but as a journalist at heart, she is most proud to have her work featured on Golf Channel, NBC’s Olympic and Paralympic productions, On Her Turf, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and more. She was part of NBC’s Emmy-winning coverage of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

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Karyssa D’Agostino, Writer – General

Karyssa D’Agostino is a graduate of Syracuse University where she studied Broadcast & Digital Journalism, minored in Political Science, and was a captain of the competitive coed cheer team. Growing up, she was a competitive gymnast, which sparked her love for the sport. As the years went on, her passion and following of the sport continued, even as her own gymnastics career ended.

Karyssa was previously a general assignment news reporter who covered politics, government and law enforcement accountability, rural healthcare and severe weather. During her time at WRBL News 3, she had the opportunity to cover Auburn’s run to the NCAA gymnastics regionals and finals.

Karyssa is so excited to be part of the Gymnastics Now team and continue to cover the sport she loves most.

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Hannah Johnson, Writer – NCAA Women

Hannah Johnson is a recent graduate from Saginaw Valley State University with a BBA in marketing and accounting. She is Gymnastics Now’s intern for the 2023 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics season.

Hannah has been a dedicated gymnastics fan since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She is excited to be a contributor and provide comprehensive journalistic coverage of women’s NCAA.

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Alex Wittenberg, Writer – NCAA Men

Alex Wittenberg is Gymnastics Now’s NCAA men’s writer. He has covered the sport since graduating in 2018 from the University of Minnesota, where he studied journalism and served as a captain of its men’s gymnastics team.

Alex holds a master’s degree in magazine writing from New York University and has worked as a reporter at Bloomberg News and other outlets. The subjects of his published work include housing reform, addiction and recovery, disgraced financiers, and the sublimity of breakfast.

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