The Daily Iowan

2021-2022 Staff

Daily Iowan Managing Editor Caleb McCullough poses for a portrait on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the DI newsroom.
Executive Editor

Caleb McCullough

(he/him/his) Caleb McCullough is the Executive Editor at The Daily Iowan. Caleb is a senior studying journalism and political science, with a minor in philosophy. Caleb has previously held positions at the DI as a news repor...

Rylee Wilson
Managing Editor

Rylee Wilson

(she/her/hers) Rylee Wilson is a Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. She has previously worked as a news editor, news reporter, and politics reporter for the DI. She is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism a...

Josie Fischels
Managing Editor

Josie Fischels

(she/her/hers) Josie Fischels is a Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. Josie is a senior studying journalism and theater arts. She served as an arts editor her sophomore and junior years and worked as a news reporter her freshman ye...

Kelsey Harrell
Managing Digital Editor

Kelsey Harrell

(she/her/hers) Kelsey Harrell is the Managing Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in theatre arts. This is her second year man...

Assistant Digital Editor

Molly Milder

(she/her/hers) Molly Milder is the Assistant Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in communication studies. During her junior year, Molly served as the assistant digital editor an...

Rachel Schilke
Senior Print Editor

Rachel Schilke

(she/her/hers) Rachel Schilke is the Senior Print Editor and one of the Projects Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and international relations on the conflict and ...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

Dayanna Martinez-Soto

(she/her/hers) Email: dayanna-martine[email protected] Dayanna Martinez-Soto is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a  fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Iowa studying...

Sabine Martin
News Editor

Sabine Martin

(she/her/hers) Sabine Martin is one of two News Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication and international studies. She also is earning a minor in Fren...

Eleanor Hildebrandt
News Editor

Eleanor Hildebrandt

(she/her/hers) Eleanor Hildebrandt is a News Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication and global health studies. She also is earning a minor in German...

Natalie Dunlap
Politics Editor

Natalie Dunlap

(she/her/hers) Natalie Dunlap is the Politics Editor at The Daily Iowan. She previously worked as a news reporter covering lower education, a politics reporter, and a summer news editor.  She is a sophomore at the University...

Hannah Pinski
Opinions and Amplify Editor

Hannah Pinski

(she/her/hers) Hannah Pinski is the Opinions and Amplify Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior majoring in journalism, political science, and music. Previously, she worked as an opinions columnist and designer before stepping i...

Arts Editor

Parker Jones

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Parker Jones is the Arts Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema with a minor in art. Previously, she was an a...

Austin Hanson
Sports Editor

Austin Hanson

(he/him/his) Austin Hanson is the Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and mass communications as well as sport and recreation management. Since joining the DI staff in t...

Chloe Peterson
Assistant Sports Editor

Chloe Peterson

(she/her/hers) Chloe Peterson is the Assistant Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and sports studies with a minor in Spanish. Previously, she was a sports reporter...

Robert Read
Pregame Editor

Robert Read

(he/him/his) Robert Read is entering his second year as the Pregame Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and sport studies. As a freshman, he worked as a sports reporter before...

Photo Editor

Jerod Ringwald

(he/him/his) Jerod Ringwald is the Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. This is his first year being a photo editor at the DI. During his sophomore year,...

Photo Editor

Grace Smith

(she/her/hers) Grace Smith is the Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. Grace is a sophomore studying cinema and journalism and mass communications. During her freshman year, she worked as a photojournalist and videographer at the DI....

Jenna Galligan
Films Editor/Documentary Director

Jenna Galligan

(she/her/hers) Jenna Galligan is the Films Editor and Documentary Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema with a minor in anthropology. This is her fourth year...

DITV News Director

Elisabeth Neruda

(she/her/hers) Elisabeth Neruda is the News Director for DITV. She is a senior studying journalism and mass communication as well as political science. In her two years at The Daily Iowan, she has worked in many different capac...

DITV Assistant News Director

Julia Richards

(she/her/hers) Julia Richards is the Assistant News Director at DITV. She is a junior at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and sport studies. In her first year at DITV, she worked as a sports reporter covering...

DITV Sports Director

Destinee Cook

(she/her/hers) Destinee Cook is the DITV Sports Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at The University of Iowa majoring in journalism and earning a certificate in event management. This is her second year at the DI. D...

Katie Ann McCarver
Copy Editor

Katie Ann McCarver

(she/her/hers) Katie Ann McCarver is a Copy Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and creative writing. This is her second year as a copy editor for the DI. During he...

Politics Reporter

Lauren White

Lauren White is a Politics Reporter and Digital Producer at The Daily Iowan. She studies Journalism and Mass Communications and Political Science at the university and has previously worked as a News Reporter. ...

News Reporter/Digital Producer

Kate Perez

she/her/hers Email: [email protected] Kate Perez is a news reporter and digital producer at The Daily Iowan. She is a first year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and mass communication and E...

News Reporter/Digital Producer

Anthony Neri

he/him/his Email: [email protected] Anthony Neri is a news reporter and digital producer for The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa double majoring in English and classical languages. This is his fi...

News Reporter/Digital Producer

Ryan Hansen

he/him/his Email: [email protected] Ryan Hansen is a news reporter and digital producer for The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science. He has covered the U...

News Reporter/Digital Producer

Meg Doster

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected]  Meg Doster is a reporter, digital producer, and audio editor for The Daily Iowan. She is a fourth year student at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass commun...

News Reporter

Simone Garza

she/her/hers Email: [email protected] Simone Garza is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in philosophy....

News Reporter

Sam Knupp

he/him/his Email: [email protected] Sam Knupp is a news reporter for The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with creative writing as a second area of study....

News Reporter

Cooper Worth

he/him/his Email: [email protected] Cooper Worth is a news reporter for The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communications. This is his first year at the DI, an...

News Reporter

Arabia Parkey

she/her/hers Email: [email protected] Arabia Parkey is a news reporter for The Daily Iowan. She is a first year student at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communications. This is her first year at the D...

News Reporter

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher

she/her/hers Email: [email protected] Marandah Mangra-Dutcher is a news reporter and designer for The Daily Iowan. She is a first year at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication...

News Reporter

Emily Delgado

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Emily Delgado is a news reporter for The Daily Iowan. She is a first year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and political science. She has been working at th...

Chris Werner
Sports Reporter/Digital Producer

Chris Werner

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Chris Werner is a Sports Reporter and Digital Producer at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior double majoring in journalism and sport studies. Chris joined the staff in fall 2019 a...

Sports Reporter

Grant Hall

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Grant Hall is a Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan covering women's gymnastics and men's and women's track and field. He is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism. Gra...

Sports Reporter

Jake Olson

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Jake Olson is a Sports Reporter for The Daily Iowan covering the Iowa Heartlanders. Jake joined the DI during the summer of 2021. His major is journalism. ...

Sports Reporter

Chase Szewc

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Chase Szewc is a Sports Reporter for The Daily Iowan covering women’s tennis and women's swimming and diving. This is his first year working at the DI. Chase is a freshman at the Un...

Sports Reporter

Dawson Moore

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Dawson Moore is a Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan covering women's basketball. He is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism. This is his first year working at the...

Isaac Goffin
Sports Reporter

Isaac Goffin

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Isaac Goffin is a Sports Reporter and Designer at The Daily Iowan covering the Iowa Heartlanders. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and sport studies with ...

Ben Palya
Sports Reporter

Ben Palya

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Ben Palya is a Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan covering men’s basketball. He is studying economics with a minor in geography. Previously, Ben covered cross country, women’s basketba...

Opinions Columnist

Sophia Meador

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Sophia Meador is an opinions columnist and designer at The Daily Iowan. She is majoring in journalism and political science, with an additional certificate in writing. ...

Opinions Columnist

Shahab Khan

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Shahab Khan is an opinions columnist at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior majoring in international relations and Economics with a minor in Arabic. His writing primarily focuses on econom...

Opinions Columnist

Yassie Buchanan

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Yassie Buchanan is an Opinions Columnist at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior majoring in English and creative writing and minoring in Spanish. Yassie writes primarily about ...

Opinions Columnist

Peter Anders

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Peter Anders is an Opinions Columnist at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior majoring in informatics and computer science while minoring in criminology. He primarily focuses on writing abo...

Opinions Contributor

Luke Krchak

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Luke Krchak is an Opinions Contributor at The Daily Iowan. He is a freshman majoring in English and creative writing, history, and is earning a certificate in museum studies. ...

Photojournalist/Videographer

Larry Phan

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Larry Phan is a Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a fifth-year undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, majoring in civil engineering with a minor in arts...

Photojournalist/Videographer

Jack McGuire

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected]a.edu Jack McGuire is Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in cinema and finance with a minor in English....

Photojournalist/Videographer

Raquele Decker

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Raquele Decker is a Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying Liberal Arts....

Photojournalist/Videographer

Braden Ernst

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Braden Ernst is a photographer and videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in cinematic arts with a minor in mass communication. ...

Photojournalist/Videographer

Gabby Drees

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Gabby Drees is a photographer and videographer at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science....

Photojournalist/Videographer

Daniel McGregor-Huyer

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Daniel McGregor-Huyer is a photographer and videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior majoring in cinematic arts with a certificate in disability studies. He has worked with the DI...

Photojournalist/Videographer

Ayrton Breckenridge

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Ayrton Breckenridge is a Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. This is his second year wo...