Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Fall 2019 Masthead

Editor of The Beacon Chris Van Buskirk.

Chris Van Buskirk

Chris Van Buskirk served as Editor-in-Chief of The Beacon from July 2019 to July 2020. He currently works as a reporter for The State House News Service.

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter is Publisher for Consumer Products at the State House News Service and an Assignment Editor with NBCUniversal's Owned Television Stations division. He served as The Berkeley Beacon's Operations Managing Editor overseeing...

Parker Purifoy

Parker Purifoy

Parker served as Managing Editor, News Editor, and Senior Reporter at The Beacon. They graduated from the college with a journalism degree in December 2020. Email: Parkerpurifoy@gmail.com Follow @parker_purifoy...

Aaron J. Miller

Aaron J. Miller

Aaron J. Miller is a senior journalism major from Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania. He is The Beacon's Print Editor and designs and cordinates the newspaper's weekly print edition. He previously interned for The Citizens' Voice in summer...

Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo is a copyeditor and photographer for The Beacon. She also works as a Metro/Local Co-op at The Boston Globe. Prior to her current role, Diana served The Beacon as Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Assistant News Editor, and...

Jakob Menendez

Jakob Menendez

The passion I have for journalism stems from my need and desire to help illuminate the stories that spend most of their time in the shadows.My work focuses predominantly on human interest stories, as I've found that those are th...

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli previously served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief and can't get herself to leave. So instead, she helps put together the paper's weekly print product. Kohli also serves as a digital producer at The Boston Globe and...

Belen Dumont

Belen Dumont

Belen Dumont is a Junior journalism major with a minor in women's, gender, and sexuality studies and The Beacon's current News Editor. The Connecticut native is a first-generation American who hopes to report investigative stories...

Domenic Conte

Domenic Conte

Domenico D. Conte is a junior journalism student from Wakefield, Mass., and The Beacon's Magazine Editor. He formerly served as a Managing Editor after two semesters as a sports editor, where he also developed an interest in profile...

Dana Gerber

Dana Gerber

Dana Gerber is the News Editor at The Beacon. She writes and oversees coverage spanning all areas of interest on the Emerson Campus, including breaking news and long-form deep-dive articles. She hails from Rockville, Maryland,...

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer is a staff writer and the former editor-in-chief of The Berkeley Beacon. She currently works as a metro reporter for The Boston Globe, and formerly served as a staff reporter for her home state's newspaper, Delaware...

Abigail Hadfield

Abigail Hadfield

Abigail Hadfield is a senior from the Philadelphia area who has been with The Beacon for all four years of their time at Emerson. They have served as an editor in the opinion and news sections and served as the Copy Managing Editor...

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker works as The Beacon's lead investigative reporter. He previously served as the paper's news editor, directing coverage of Emerson's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He's also worked as The Beacon's Deputy Express...

Kyle Bray

Kyle Bray

Kyle Bray is a former Visual Managing Editor for The Berkeley Beacon. He worked for the paper from Fall 2017-Fall 2019. He also served as the Sports Editor and Music Columnist.

Tomas Gonzalez

Tomas Gonzalez

Tomas Gonzalez was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, but has lived most of his life in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is a junior studying journalism at Emerson College and has spent the last five semesters on The Beacon. He previously...

Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz is originally from Central Ohio and resides in Cambridge. He is currently a staff writer at The Beacon, having previously served as Assistant Express Editor. He was previously Assistant Editor of The Record, the student...