Dredge joins executive editor Tim Green and associate editor Stuart O'Brien to form a journalistic team without equal anywhere in the mobile world.
This is a hugely significant appointment for ME, and consolidates the brand's position as the premier destination for mobile content news and analysis.
Dredge has been writing about the market since 2002, when he became features editor of gadget mag T3. Thereafter he became deputy editor at Mobile Choice magazine and senior analyst at Mobile Media.
More recently, he has worked with PocketGamer, Music Ally, New Media Age and many more.
At ME, Dredge will front up the website at www.mobile-ent.biz – bringing fresh news, features, opinion and other content to a site that already has 50,000 unique users a month from all over the world.
His appointment is one part of a continuing programme of investment in ME online.
The site will be re-launched in September with many exciting new elements.
Stuart Dinsey, MD of ME's parent Intent Media, said: "I'm delighted that Stuart has joined the team: there is no more knowledgeable or better connected journalist out there.
"I'm confident that ME now has the most formidable team in the market, and that the brand will go from strength to strength."