Welcome to Bolt Beat, the Los Angeles Chargers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Bolt Beat is dedicated to providing top-notch Chargers news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Jason Reed,Contributor

Typical sports nut. My work can be found at Fansided, The Daily Press or whoever needs freelancing. Contact: Jason.Reed@Fansided.com

Alexander Insdorf,Contributor

A kid from Jersey who loves to write and talk sports, politics, and everything else. I can't shut up.

Luis Tirado Jr.,Editorial Director

Luis Tirado Jr. is the Editorial Director of the NHL, Soccer, and Esports Divisions of FanSided. Contact him via e-mail at Luis.TiradoJr@fansided.com

Steven Haglund,Contributor

University of Utah Graduate. School Counselor. Lifelong Chargers fan living in the Fresno, CA area.

Brandon Viera,Contributor

Full time student, full time Chargers fan.Undergraduate student at UConn, Class of 2022.Fell in love with the Chargers because of Phil, LT, and Gates.Also a die hard Yankees fan (raised in New York) and LeBron enthusiast. Always open to discussion of sports in general, especially the Bolts, Lakers and Yankees.

Sean Basile,Contributor

Sean is a recent college graduate of Rutgers University with his sights set on grad school. He has played sports (primarily baseball) his whole life and still does to this day. He's extremely knowledgeable about the games of baseball and football and hopes to share that knowledge with as many people as possible. Personal site is "Resurgent Sports." Make sure you check that out as well.

Tyler Gallagher,Contributor

I am a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC from Armuchee, Georgia. Outside of being a Fansided Contributor, I am a Researcher on Parkinson's Disease, an avid runner, and an associate contributor for the COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team.

Devon Auriemma,Contributor

Huge Chargers fan from New Jersey. I graduated from Seton Hall University, where I majored in Sport Management with a minor in Sports Media. I am very passionate about the Chargers and hope to provide great content for our readers.

Faustino Felix,Contributor

Financial Management student at Tec de Monterrey. Big LA Chargers and Yaquis de Obregon fan. Love football, soccer, baseball and Star Wars.

AJ Reed,Contributor

I am from Las Vegas Nevada and I have been a Suns fan my whole life. I love sports and analytics and I love to write about them.

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