Before becoming editorial director of Outdoor Life in 2011, Licata hunted and fished all over the world in his capacity as senior, articles, and deputy editor of Field & Stream, where he has worked as an editor and writer since 1998. Named editor of the same title in 2008, he led the magazine to its first-ever National Magazine Award for General Excellence. His continuing commitment to the outdoor sports, as well as his passion for magazines, led to his appointment as editorial director of both Outdoor Life and Field & Stream in 2011. Coming from a family of outdoorsmen, Licata is a diehard hunter and angler. His favorite place to spend time outside is in the hills of Pennsylvania with his family.