Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief, Named to North American Car and Truck of the Year Jury


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Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief, Named to North American Car and Truck of the Year Jury; Edmunds.com Becomes First Web Site Invited to Serve on Prestigious Panel

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — October 26, 2004 — Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief at Edmunds.com, (http://www.edmunds.com), has been invited to serve on the North American Car and Truck of the Year Jury.

"With the rapid expansion of Internet information services, Edmunds.com has become a standout in providing opinions that are highly regarded by consumers and by the auto industry alike, and a fitting member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year jury. We are delighted that Karl Brauer and Edmunds.com accepted our invitation," said John Davis, a member of the awards' organizing committee and host of the public television series MotorWeek.

The jury consists of 50 top journalists from a variety of automotive media outlets in the United States and Canada. Through a conscientious process, the group selects the new vehicles that are named most noteworthy each January at the world-renowned North American International Auto Show held in Detroit.

"Being a member of this jury is a tremendous honor," remarked Brauer. "I'm excited to join some of the most-respected names in the business to identify the vehicles that are expected to have the most significant impact on the automotive industry."

Brauer joined Edmunds.com in July 1998 and became Editor in Chief in June 2001. Previously, he was employed by Petersen Publishing, where he wrote for magazines such as Hot Rod, Rod & Custom and super Street.

2005 NORTH AMERICAN CAR/TRUCK OF THE YEAR JURORS

Karl Brauer (Edmunds.com)

Warren Brown (Washington Post)

Csaba Csere (Car and Driver)

Don Chaikin (Popular Mechanics)

John Davis (MotorWeek-PBS Network, SpeedCHANNEL)

Matt DeLorenzo (Road & Track)

Denis Duquet (Le Monde de l'auto)

Jacques Duval (Chief Editor - Le Guide de l'auto)

Paul Eisenstein (TheCarConnection.com)

Royal Ford (Boston Globe)

John Gilbert (Freelance)

Ken Gross (Playboy, Automedia.com)

John Harter (WJLA-TV, Sinclair Broadcasting)

James Healey (USA Today)

Dan Jedlicka (Chicago Sun Times, MSN Autos)

Cheryl Jensen (Freelance)

Christopher Jensen (Cleveland Plain Dealer, Newhouse News Service)

Dale Jewett (Automotive News)

Ann Job (Freelance)

Jim Kenzie (Toronto Star, Motoring)

Michelle Krebs (AMI AutoWorld, freelance)

Marc Lachapelle (MSN Autos Canada)

John Lamm (Freelance)

Tom Lankard (The Road Warriors)

Edward Lapham (Automotive News)

Alexander Law (Freelance)

Dutch Mandel (AutoWeek)

Jim Mateja (Chicago Tribune)

Dan McCosh (Freelance)

Mitch McCullough (New Car Test Drive)

Jim McCraw (Freelance)

Denise McCluggage (Drive, She Said)

John McElroy (WWJ 950AM, Detroit Public Television)

Sue Mead (Freelance)

Matt Nauman (San Jose Mercury News)

Jayne O'Donnell (Woman's Day, ClubMom.com)

Frank E. Peiler (Consumer Guide)

Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press)

John Rettie (Freelance)

Jeremy Sinek (World of Wheels)

Steven Cole Smith (Orlando Sentinel)

Tony Swan (Car and Driver)

Alex Taylor (Fortune Magazine)

Rich Taylor (Freelance)

Ray Thursby (Freelance)

David Van Sickle (All About Autos)

Bill Visnic (Ward's Auto World)

Howard Walker (St. Petersburg Times)

Paul Weissler (Motor)

Tony Whitney (Ted and Tony's Inside Track, Vancouver Sun)

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds.com Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies over 800,000 pages of content for the auto sections of AOL and NYTimes.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office outside Detroit.

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