Meet the Staff

Bryanna McDermott

Assistant Photo Editor
mcdermottb@duq.edu

Bryanna McDermott is a junior multiplatform journalism and public relations and advertising double major concentrating in sports media from Emeigh, Pennsylvania. Living in an actual village an hour away from civilization led Bry to a passion for photography, writing and sports at an early age. She has previously worked as a public relations and communication intern for the Johnstown Tomahawks, a Tier II Junior A league hockey team. Outside of The Duke, Bry is a passionate hockey fan devoted to the Pittsburgh Penguins and an OG Panic! At The Disco fan.

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Bryanna McDermott

Bryanna McDermott

Assistant Photo Editor

Brandon Addeo

News Editor
addeob@duq.edu

A native of the Scranton area in northeast Pennsylvania, Brandon is a senior multiplatform journalism major. From a young age, Brandon always loved to write and this passion led him to enter the field of journalism. He has previously worked as a radio news fellow at 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR affiliate. Outside the newsroom, Brandon is an avid sports fan, with soccer being his favorite sport of all.

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Brandon Addeo

Brandon Addeo

News Editor

Andrew Holman

Sports Editor
holmana1@duq.edu

Andrew Holman is a senior sports journalism and public relations student who has an unrivaled love for his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He is in his first year as the sports editor for The Duke and his second year as the play-by-play commentator for Duquesne Athletics on the A-10 Network. He is also the Vice President of PRSSA at Duquesne. Off the Bluff, Andrew has interned for Lifebanc, TribLIVE Sports Radio, Notre Dame College Athletics and the Akron Racers. He dedicates his free time to supporting his favorite teams: the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Xavier Basketball and the Pittsburgh Steelers (he has a reason... just ask). He hopes to pursue a career in sports media after graduation.

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Andrew Holman

Andrew Holman

Sports Editor

Raymond Arke

Asst. News Editor
rarke8@gmail.com

From the small Central PA town of Mechanicsburg, Raymond Arke is a sophomore political science major with a journalism minor. His love for history and politics has been lifelong. He cites his journalistic inspirations as Edward Murrow, Bob Woodward, and Will McAvoy from the TV show Newsroom. In his free time, Raymond enjoys reading, watching Pirates baseball, and going outdoors.

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Raymond Arke

Raymond Arke

Asst. News Editor

Rebekah Devorak

Opinions Editor
rdevorak71@gmail.com

Rebekah Devorak is a senior multiplatform journalism and advertising major from Pittsburgh. She is very excited to continue with her second year as opinions editor for The Duke. Rebekah is an avid hockey fan who loves going to Pittsburgh Penguins games and also wishes to pursue a career in fashion writing. In her free time, she maintains a personal fashion blog and loves to play with her dog Daisy.

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Rebekah Devorak

Rebekah Devorak

Opinions Editor

Seth Culp-Ressler

Features Editor
culpresslers@duq.edu

Born and raised in Lancaster County, the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, Seth grew up being fascinated with all things automotive, an area of interest that is decidedly different than the abundant horse-and-buggies that populated the area’s roads. Through this daily ingestion of all things automotive-related he has developed an interest in journalism, specifically that which pertains to cars and the industry surrounding them. His ultimate goal is to make a living off of this lifelong passion, ideally in the form of writing for some automotive magazine, website or blog.

For more about Seth, visit his website.

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Seth Culp-Ressler

Seth Culp-Ressler

Features Editor

Kaye Burnet

Editor-in-Chief
kayeburnet@gmail.com

Kaye Burnet is an award-winning journalist with a love for in-depth, feature length stories with local impact. In addition to her three years with The Duke, she worked as a television reporter for Channel 5 News in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She has a background in radio news reporting after spending a year at 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's local NPR station. She also interned at ABC 7, the highest-ranking news station in Los Angeles. Kaye is a senior economics and journalism major, and the recipient of a 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for General News Writing.

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Kaye Burnet

Kaye Burnet

Editor-in-Chief

Leah Devorak

Photo Editor
devorakl@duq.edu

Leah Devorak is a junior multiplatform journalism major and Spanish and economics double minor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, going into her second year as layout editor for <i>The Duke</i>. She also serves as editor-in-chief of <i>L'Esprit du Duc</i>, Duquesne University's yearbook publication. In her spare time, Leah enjoys photography, blogging, travelling, and studying the Korean language. After graduation, she plans on touring the world while pursuing a writing career.

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Leah Devorak

Leah Devorak

Photo Editor

Sean Ray

A&E Editor
rays1@duq.edu

Sean P. Ray is a Senior Multiplatform Journalism and Political Science dual major. Born and raised in the suburbs around Pittsburgh, Sean has been a cinephile since a young age, with a fondness for old science-fiction and horror movies. He interned at 90.5 WESA in 2014-2015 as part of the Essential Pittsburgh show, and hopes to get a career in political journalism. He also hosts a radio show, Music Rock and Movie Talk, on Duquesne's online radio station WDSR on Fridays, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

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Sean Ray

Sean Ray

A&E Editor