Pat’s Out Of the Bag: NY1’s Kiernan Hits The Web

New York’s best TV-based newspaper aggregator has jumped into the crowded world of online newspaper aggregation.

This week, Pat Kiernan, the popular morning anchor on NY1, who has made a franchise out of dryly critiquing New York’s newspapers on the air every morning, has launched a new Web site called Pat’s Papers. (The site’s already been spotted by Gothamist and New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog.)

Here’s the description:

Pat’s Papers is a carefully edited collection of US news headlines delivered each weekday morning. We cut through the clutter of the news choices on the Web to deliver a summary of stories that span the entire news spectrum – from international news to domestic politics to science to gossip.

The site also features Mr. Kiernan’s personal blog, where he’ll share his thoughts beyond the world of morning newspapers. According to a November 25th post, the idea for the site "has been kicking around for about three years."

For Pat Kiernan fans, there’s a lot to love about the new venture, including the design (which for some reason kind of reminds us of the Greta Van Susteren’s GretaWire) and his company’s name: Newspat, LLC. Pat’s Out Of the Bag: NY1’s Kiernan Hits The Web