John M. Guilfoil, M.A. is a writer, web/graphic designer and media professional working in Boston.
He is the Deputy Press Secretary for Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
He was a metro reporter for The Boston Globe from 2006-2012. He covered breaking news in and around the city of Boston. He also contributed to the Business, Arts and Regional sections of the paper.
His work has also appeared in E: The Environmental Magazine, Fashion Boston, Boston’s Weekly Dig and Massachusetts daily newspapers including The Milford Daily News and The Attleboro Sun Chronicle.
He is a 2007 graduate of Northeastern University with degrees in journalism and criminal justice. He received his master of arts degree in journalism in 2010 from Emerson College.
He started his career writing software and video game reviews in 1997, at age 14. He founded ReviewCenter.com in 1999.
John was elected student body vice president at Northeastern in 2004 and reelected in 2005. In 2006, he served as design editor of The Northeastern News, the student newspaper. He was the web manager of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle in 2007.
Also in 2007, John started Blast, an online lifestyle magazine for young people that primarily covers food, music, movies, television, and video games.