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Leaky Staff

Leaky is undergoing a complete overhaul of staffing! Stay tuned here for more. Meanwhile here are the main site staffers keeping things going:

Melissa Anelli
Blog ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

Melissa Anelli is the New York Times Best Selling author of Harry, A History. A former NYC news reporter, she joined the Leaky staff in 2001 and has had a ball serving as its webmistress. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, and currently writing her second book, a novel. She co-runs LeakyCon, which is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing fan events in the world.

In Melissa’s free (ha!) time she works on more projects than she can handle, sees more theater than she can afford and consumes more coffee than is healthy for anyone.

Her first book, Harry, a History, has been published in more than eight countries and four languages. It is also available as an audiobook in English and German. You can find more info at

Her personal site is at, and you can also get updates via Twitter and Facebook.

John Noe
Creative Director
John Noe has been with Leaky since 2003. He was also the lead host and main producer of PotterCast. How did he ever get into this “Potter stuff?” The thanks/blame lay with his siblings: Anna, Maria, Melissa, Allison, GoodOle Steve, little Charlie.

Edward Drogos
Senior Site Editor
Edward Drogos is a twenty-two year old student and writer from Chicago, Illinois. He first discovered the Harry Potter series in 1999, and was honored to join the Leaky staff in 2005. Starting as a PotterCast Transcription Elf, he soon became Leaky's News Editor, and, then, its Senior Site Editor. Additionally, Edward serves as a member of the LeakyCon Board of Directors, overseeing the Media and Communications arm for our 2011 conference in Orlando, Florida. When not working on Leaky, he enjoys sales at bookshops, Eddie Izzard, anything made by Apple, working through his Netflix queue, and visiting Los Angeles as often as possible.

Brad Ausrotas
News Editor
Brad Ausrotas was was born and raised in the proud nation of Canada. He is a writer, musician, gamer, huge nerd, and chaotic neutral. He is a fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and fast cars. He is also a managing editor at
Catherine Horvath
News Editor
Catherine Horvath was born and raised to live and breathe Harry Potter. She became a fan in 1998 and has been hooked ever since, with fond memories of the midnight releases of Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows parts one and two. She met one of her best friends at LeakyCon 2009, has gone to the Harry Potter Exhibition in Chicago and vacationed in Florida to see the Wizarding World theme park. She is a proud Hufflepuff, while her Twin sister, in Patil style, was sorted into Gryffindor. Catherine is an honors level freshman at Indiana University where she will be working as hard as Hermione does on a dual degree (English with a concentration in Creative Writing and Business Marketing).
Melissa Oblitas
News Editor
Bio coming soon!