Meet the staff!

South Bend, Indiana Office

Lou-SomogyiLou Somogyi
Senior Editor,
An institution when it comes to Notre Dame history, Somogyi is a 20-year veteran of the Blue and Gold Illustrated as Editor and is a Notre Dame graduate. Author of “The Fifth Quarter” column, he earned Best Column honors from Collegiate Sports Publications Association in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Somogyi provides the brand of unique perspective on Irish sports that’s found nowhere else in print or on the Internet.


Michelle-Delee-HamiltonMichelle DeLee-Hamilton
Regional Advertising Sales Director

Michelle has been the Regional Advertising Sales Director for Blue and Gold Illustrated since September 2009. She has been involved in the sports publishing industry for more than 20 years.

Andrew-OwensAndrew Owen
Freelance Contributor

Andrew has covered Notre Dame football and men’s basketball for Blue and Gold Illustrated since August 2013.  Owens covered both beats for two years prior to his hiring and also covered the San Francisco Giants for


Durham, North Carolina Office

Managing Editor: Steve Downey
Contributing Editor: Ryan Tice
Layout And Design: Cory Lavalette
and Jeanette Blankenship
Publisher: Stu Coman
Business Manager: Linda Autry
Circulation Manager: Gail Evans
Merchandise Manager: Beverly Taylor
Customer Service: Lauren Saunders


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