Who the hell is this bunch of misfits that runs this so-called magazine? Just who do you think you are trying to tell us what’s important in the world? Well, “world” is right, because Blast has two Bureaus outside Boston and more than 100 contributors on three continents.
Here’s who you can blame — or pitch stories to if you’re a publicist, cause we know this page is the most important thing on the site as far as you’re concerned.
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Staff in Boston
Mark Baard is a renown Boston technology writer who recently started an alt-tech blog at Blast.
Eddie Makuch is the Blast Gaming News Director, responsible for the day-to-day breaking news in the multimillion-dollar video game industry.
Lindsay Milgroom writes The Poor Grad Student’s Guide column
Megan Vick is an entertainment reporter
Emma Rose Johnson and Ned Prickett are Blast movie critics.
Ashley Dean writes the Sky celeb gossip blog.
Allison Hughes: is a lifestyle reporter.
Andrew de Geofroy is the Blast Ombudsman, answering all your complaints.
Other staffers: Krystal Beaulieu, Britt Braudo, Christine Cassis, Sarah Coughlin, Jess d’Arbonne, Farah Fard, Lindsey Ferris, Rick Fisk, Gina Fraumeni, Meghan Gargan, Anthony Geehan, Joe Godlewsky, Sarah Gordon, Stephen Greenwell, Logan Greiner, Chrisanne Grise, Allison Hughes, Carly Rose Jackson, Tanya de Jesus, Michael Kaufmann, Ben Lindbergh, Tara Lira, Torrey Meeks, Bill Palmer, Mike Preble, Adam Sell, David Smail, Claude Strayer and Jill Vallecorsa
BlastWest staffers report to the section editors they write for
Bradley Ouellette and Chase Gharrity are our links to video games in the west. Brad lives in Seattle. He’s been with Blast since the beginning but took a reduced role since he got a wicked awesome job at Microsoft as a software engineer. He still covers PAX and E3 and reviews games, peripherals and computer hardware. Chase is simply “the man” as Marc puts it.
Meg Queally is another former Bostonian who settled on the Left. She reviews PC games and writes lifestyle stories.
Lauren McCombs lives in San Diego and writes political thought pieces, including the Power Behind Closed Doors column.
Jessica Elford and Pasquale Augustine are based in La Jolla, Calif., and contribute to Power Behind Closed Doors.
Sarah Coughlin and Jess d’Arbonne are entertainment staffers reporting from Denver.
Blast New York
New York Staff
Liz Raftery lives in New York and heads up all news operations coming out of that other city in the Northeast besides Boston. From her base in Brooklyn, she covers the hottest musical acts, often right before they arrive in Boston.
Alana Levinson is an Emerson College grad living in New York. She is a general assignment reporter.
Bessie King has been with Blast since the beginning. The former entertainment and culture/life editor is a graduate journalism student at the Columbia University.
Kelly Bodami is a former entertainment editor at Blast.
Trevor Timm writes the PSA Blog for Blast.
Samantha Lavine is a general assignment reporter in New York.
CarlyErin O’Neil is a traveling model who writes about her worldwide adventures for Blast.
Southern Bureau Staff
Gabriella von Rosen is our editor in Miami.
Roger Gude is a staffer in Miami doing general assignment.
Joe Sinicki is a past tech/games editor living in Orlando.
Sarah Mullins is The Diva of Driving, living in and reporting from Orlando.
Liz McClendon reports on entertainment and Twilight from Virginia Beach, Va. She recently hit up TwiCon in Dallas.
Sachin Seth is a Blast staff writer and world news reporter in Toronto. Former culture editor and original Blast staffer Dan Peleschuk is there also, as a grad student.
Leysha Penfold reports from Sydney, Australia. Liz Rennie from Brisbane.
Manuel Uribe is an entertainment correspondent reporting from Dallas.
Chris DeMatteo is a sports and pop culture reporter in Milwaukee.
Luna Moltedo reports from Rome.