Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Spring 2020 Masthead

Brendan Beauregard

Brendan Beauregard

Brendan Beauregard is a journalism major and sports communication minor from Medfield, Mass. He was named Assistant Sports Editor in December 2020 after serving as a sports columnist for The Beacon during the 2020 Fall semester....

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Charlie McKenna

Charlie McKenna 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 has contributed to The...

Melissa Rosales

Melissa Rosales

Melissa Rosales is a graduating journalism student with a minor in Fiction at Emerson College. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to Boston in college to pursue a career in journalism. In the past she reported for The Somerville...

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__ ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...