Our co-founders, Amelia Cordischi and Will Heffernan, have always had a passion for music and entertainment. Many nights, they can be found at concerts or catching the latest hot show or movie. It has been their dream to share those discoveries with others through words and photos. They are now realizing that dream through ECHO, a music and entertainment publication.
At ECHO, our mission is to keep you in the know about new music, entertainment, and emerging artists across all industry sectors. From the East Coast to Hollywood, we are delivering music reviews, exclusive talent interviews, film and TV reviews, and more!
Amelia Cordischi | Co-Founder & Editor
ECHO Magazine co-founder Amelia Cordischi is a highly accomplished digital marketing professional, with almost a decade of experience in the field. Amelia's work has been published in renowned publications, such as the Boston Globe. As a communications graduate of Simmons University in Boston and manager of Simmons College Radio (The Shark), Amelia launched and co-hosted her radio show, "The Find," and showcased her artistic talents as a freelance photographer for Blended Magazine and CelebMix. Her journey in the media industry began at WCVB-TV Chronicle, an ABC Boston affiliate. There she gained valuable insights into the dynamic world of broadcasting.When not ricocheting around photo pits with her camera, interviewing emerging artists, or crafting the next ECHO article, she can be found indulging her thrifting passion and immersing herself in the world of sustainable fashion.
Will Heffernan | Co-Founder & Editor
As the Co-Founder and Editor, Will stands as a paragon of excellence in the realm of Journalism. His illustrious career is punctuated by enthralling interviews with a constellation of stars, including the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Olivia Rodrigo, Ava Max, and many more luminaries. Will's captivating narratives find a home in prestigious publications like CelebMix, Mood Magazine, Celeb Secrets, and Blended Magazine. His gift for articulate storytelling, coupled with an unparalleled ability to extract the essence of each interviewee, solidifies his status as a luminary in the field of entertainment journalism.
Kendall Graham | Staff Writer
Kendall is a writer and Editorial Assistant from Nantucket, MA. She is pursuing a Masters in Professional Writing at New York University. Kendall has also had work published in Atwood Magazine as a Contributing Writer. She loves rock, metal, alternative and electronic genres, and loves sharing it with anyone who’ll listen to her geek about it; her love for Spoon, Paramore, Spiritbox, and The Warning are nearly unrivaled. She loves the beach and being out in nature, and you can usually find her in the kitchen exploring new recipes or making matcha lattes. She is a Script Competition judge for the Austin Film Festival, and hopes to one day write successful screenplays.
Thomas Manning | Staff Writer
Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program Meet Me at the Movies. He also serves as Senior Interviewer for Elements of Madness. He has worked as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Manning is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift. When he isn’t watching or talking about movies, you can usually find Manning drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, going on spontaneous road trips, and running dozens of miles as he searches for the meaning of life.
Angie Comer | Staff Writer
Angie is a writer/director with seven short films, eight feature scripts and TV Pilots to her credit. Born in DC and raised in Southern, Cali by a single mom, Angie always believed that writing was going to play a starring role in her life. Angie is graduate of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and the Studio Arts program. As an avid runner with 13 half marathons under her belt, Angie is a dedicated Steelers fan who plays kickball, volleyball, and pickleball. Currently, Angie is diligently writing a new feature script and is in the early stages of developing her 9th and last short film; a workplace dark comedy, entitled FAQs.
Derin Yilmaz | Staff Writer
Derin received her BA in Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College. She previously worked as an Editorial Intern at Young Hollywood and had her articles on film& TV, pop culture, fashion, and music published on YH: The Scene. Recently, she worked at Voltage Pictures as a Development Intern and assisted Hollywood producers in the development & production of various film projects. She is currently based in NYC and loves writing Film & Television reviews for both new and nostalgic content.
Sam Piscitelli | Staff Writer
Sam Piscitelli received his B.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Curry College. He’s a music journalist based in Denver, CO. He’s written for Mugatunes, Founded and wrote for The Personal Cuts Music Blog, Bolderbeat, and now is a staff writer at ECHO. He’s interviewed two-time Grammy-Nominated Jamie Floyd and singer/songwriter Jeb Havens. He loves finding new music in his spare time as well as writing his own music.