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 2020 Masthead

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli graduated in 2022. She previously served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief, and later helped put together the paper's weekly print product. Kohli also serves as a digital producer at The Boston Globe and spends her free...

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...

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker graduated in 2022. 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 Editor, Senior SGA reporter,...

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...

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...

Fatih Bugenhagen

Email: Fatih_Bugenhagen@Emerson.edu

Casey Bernhard

Email: Casey_Bernhard@Emerson.edu

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Charlie McKenna

Charlie McKenna graduated in 2022. He is from Los Angeles, CA and served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief during the Fall 2021 semester, overseeing all of the paper's print and digital content in addition to daily operations. He...

Carlee Bronkema

Carlee Bronkema

Carlee Bronkema is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who moved to Boston to study journalism at Emerson. She is a junior who plans on pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Carlee is a staff news writer and reports on a wide...

Dana Gerber

Dana Gerber

Dana Gerber  graduated in 2022. She previously served as the News Editor at The Beacon, writing and overseeing coverage spanning all areas of interest on the Emerson Campus, including breaking news and long-form deep-dive articles....

Ann E. Matica

Ann E. Matica

Ann Matica graduated in 2022. She served as deputy news editor for The Beacon. She has lived in Massachusetts her whole life and transferred to Emerson College in the fall of 2019. She previously worked as a reporter for an online...

Taina Millsap

Taina Millsap

Taina Millsap is originally from Fortaleza, Brazil, but calls San Diego, CA home as well ever since she moved there in 2013. She is currently a News and Magazine staff writer, previously she acted as The Beacon's Living Arts Editor....

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer graduated in 2022. She served as 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,...

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...

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca is an editor-at-large for The Beacon. He previously served as a managing editor, and before that, The Beacon's news editor. Camilo joined as a correspondent, contributing to coverage of the 2020 presidential election;...

Danielle Shojai

Danielle Shojai

Danielle is a sophomore journalism student from Eugene, Oregon. She reports and produces podcasts for The Beacon, and performs stand-up comedy around campus. She enjoys watching House Hunters International with her roommates,...

Alec Klusza

Alec Klusza

Alec Klusza is a junior film student originally from Swampscott, Mass but moved to Houston, Texas, before high school. He writes for the news section and takes photographs for The Beacon. Klusza is a Visual Media Arts major with...

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor is a multimedia journalist attending Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is the Multimedia Managing Editor for The Berkeley Beacon and oversees all multimedia elements. Currently published in 8 separate...

C. Fox Ditelberg

C. Fox Ditelberg

Fox has probably too many jobs. They edit podcast sound, article text, and newspaper layout. Will they take on more jobs? Probably. Are they okay with that? Absolutely. They/them pronouns.   ...

Joshua Sokol

Joshua Sokol

Joshua Sokol is a staff writer at The Beacon and a junior journalism major.  Alongside his work at The Beacon, he has had writing published in The Los Angeles Review. Joshua is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and currently...

Shawna Konieczny

Shawna Konieczny

Shawna Konieczny is a junior interdisciplinary major from Wisconsin with a leadership and management minor. Her studies focus on film and literature, with a focus on adaptation writing. She recently joined The Beacon as a staff...

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne (she/her) is a junior journalism major from Agoura Hills, CA. She currently serves as The Beacon's Layout Editor, previously working in the Living Arts section her freshman year and as Content Managing Editor and ...

Zane Shaw

Zane Shaw

Zane Shaw is a senior at Emerson College making anything and everything he possibly can day in and day out. Whether it's music, comedy, short films, vlogs, podcasts, travel essays, scripts, or whatever else comes to mind, his...

Danielle Shojai

Email: Danielle_Shojai@Emerson.edu

Greyson Acquaviva

Greyson Acquaviva is a Junior from Charlottesville, Virginia, where he, his mother, and three dogs live.He has been a photographer for the Beacon ever since his second semester of Freshman year, and hopes to continue shooting...

Lizzie Heintz

Lizzie Heintz

Lizzie Heintz was born in London, England, but spent most of her childhood in Houston, Tx. She is currently serving as the Beacon's Deputy Feature Photo Editor and is completing her junior year at Emerson College. She previously...

Jocelyn Yang

Jocelyn Yang

Jocelyn Yang is from Beijing, China and serves as The Beacon's Opinion Editor. Her primary field of interest is writing culture in the international community. Email: Jiaxuan_Yang@Emerson.edu Tweets by jocelynyang__ ...

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...

Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman is a Junior journalism major from South Florida. She works on the opinion section and writes the finance column for the Beacon, where she highlights the struggles and challenges of low-income students who attend...

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams was promoted to Sports Editor in September 2020 after serving as a correspondent covering Emerson College athletics for a year. In addition to The Beacon, he is a sports reporter for Emerson's news station,...

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...