Berning Media Team

Berning Media is non-corporate, Unbiased News

Our staff thrives to bring you the best quality news coverage. Digging down for the underlying causes of the situations affecting our lives each and every day.

We are a 100% crowd-funded independent media organization.  Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated volunteers, striving to make truthful and insightful information available to all of our viewers.

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Rick V. – Founder, writer & podcast host of ‘The Daily Ember’


Rick is a Progressive activist, writer & founder of Berning Media. He believes that Independent Media is the backbone to any democracy.

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Senior Correspondent: Eli Ridder | Contact

Eli Ridder is an experienced journalist who is currently working on a degree at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, Canada.

John McAulay | World News writer

John McAulay is an independent journalist currently studying in Barcelona. He is a progressive and believes that objectivity is the key to any media organization.

Kat King | Writer

Kat King, a native upstate NY has a special passion for political science, philosophy and the environmental issues of today.

Giovanai LoPiccolo | Political Opinon Writer

Giovanni LoPiccolo from Albany, New York and is currently attending the University at Albany. He is a political science major, a progressive Democrat, and also an artist.

Dylan Hatch | Political Writer

As an active member of Democratic Socialists of America, Dylan is very involved in Massachusetts progressive politics. His goal is to continue the political revolution and see a population that’s informed, an environment that’s healthy, and government that’s free of private interests.

Brian Gardner: Political Writer

Student and political enthusiast. Promoting free access to truth and fighting to get money out of politics.


Ground Team: Vince Hardt