The Daily Iowan

2018-2019 Staff

Gage Miskimen

Editor in Chief

Email: [email protected] Twitter: gagemisky Gage Miskimen is the current Editor in Chief at The Daily Iowan. He has worked at the DI all four years of his college career, starting out as a news reporter covering ci...

Marissa Payne

Managing Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @marissa42_ Marissa Payne is the Managing Editor of The Daily Iowan. She started working at the DI her freshman year as a news reporter covering the UI administration and Iowa Boar...

Katelyn Weisbrod

Managing Editor

  Email: [email protected] Twitter: @katelyn_eliz Katelyn Weisbrod is the Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. Katelyn is a senior at the University of Iowa and has been a part of the DI since her freshman year....

Kayli Reese

News Editor

Email: [email protected] Kayli Reese is currently one of the news editors at the DI. This is her third year at the University of Iowa & working for the DI. She worked as a news reporter her freshman year & the first...

Brooklyn Draisey

News Editor

Email: [email protected] Brooklyn Draisey is a News Editors at the DI. She started at the DI her freshman year as a news reporter, covering a variety of topics.

Mackenzy Cooper

TV News Director

Email: [email protected] Mackenzy Cooper is the News Director at DITV. She began as a reporter her sophomore year covering a wide variety of subjects from politics to human interest stories. Later that year she began p...

Lucy Rohden

TV Sports Director

Email: [email protected] Lucy Rohden is entering her third year at the DI and at the University of Iowa. Lucy is one the current TV Sports Directors for the DI and is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During her three...

Sarah Watson

Politics Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @K_5mydearwatson Sarah Watson is the current Politics Editor at the DI, coordinating breaking news and in-depth coverage of Iowa politics. She reported on UI Student Government and I...

Naomi Hofferber

Arts Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @NaomiSHofferber Naomi Hofferber is the current Arts Editor at the DI, and a third year University of Iowa student. She has been with the DI since the start of her freshman year, ser...

Adam Hensley

Pregame Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @A_Hens83 Adam Hensley is the current Pregame Editor at the DI, covering football, men's basketball, and baseball. Formerly the DI Sports Editor, Hensley has been on staff for all...

Pete Ruden

Sports Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @PeteyRuden Pete Ruden is the Sports Editor at the DI, where he has worked since the beginning of his college career. He has covered a variety of sports at the DI, including football, me...

Anna Kayser

Assistant Sports Editor

Email: [email protected] Anna Kayser is the fall semester Assistant Sports Editor and a football reporter at the DI. She began her college career as a news reporter before moving to the Politics team with a focus on the w...

Marina Jaimes

Opinions Editor

Email: [email protected] Marina Jaimes has worked as an opinions columnist for four semesters and currently serves as the editor of the section. She is a junior studying political science and criminology. ...

Katina Zentz

Photo Editor

Email: [email protected] Katina Zentz is a photo editor at the DI. She is a junior at the University of Iowa and transferred from the Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied filmmaking. Katina now studies ...

Roman Slabach

Films Director

Email: [email protected] Roman Slabach is currently the Films Director at the DI. He Started his freshman year working on the films team and he also worked on the Snapchat team producing content. His favorite video h...

Aadit Tambe

Assistant Digital Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @aadittambe Aadit serves as the Assistant Digital Editor at The DI. Currently a junior, he is working towards earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and a mi...

Andy Mitchell

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Andy Mitchell is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and media informatics.

Caleb McCullough

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Caleb McCullough is a designer and news reporter covering city council and local government at The Daily Iowan. He is a freshman at the University of Iowa studying political science. ...

Annie Fitzpatrick

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Annie Fitzpatrick is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and marketing.

Kelsey Harrell

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Kelsey Harrell is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and international relations with a minor in theatre arts....

Alexandra Skores

News Reporter

Email: [email protected]   Alexandra Skores is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying journalism and political science....

Josie Fischels

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Josie Fischels is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the UI studying journalism and theater arts.

Kinsey Phipps

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Kinsey Phipps is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a first-year student at the UI studying journalism and English.

Katie Ann McCarver

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Katie Ann McCarver is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan, covering higher education. She is a freshman at the UI double-majoring in journalism and creative writing....

Charles Peckman

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @charlespeckman Currently, Charles is a digital producer and news reporter. Previously, he has served as the news editor, general assignment reporter, and sustainability reporter. Char...

John Chenoweth

DITV News Reporter and Anchor

Email: [email protected] John Chenoweth is a DITV news reporter and anchor. He is a sophomore at the UI majoring in journalism and minoring in military science.

Melissa Meeder

DITV News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Melissa Meeder is a DITV news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism with a certificate in sustainability....

Marci Clark

DITV News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Marci Clark is a DITV news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and  certificates in fundraising and philanthropy communication, and nonpro...

Margaret Mynderse

DITV News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Margaret Mynderse is a DITV News Reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism with a certificate in leadership.

Sydney Zatz

DITV News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Sydney Zatz is a DITV news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and sports studies.

Will Silverstein

DITV Sports Producer

Email: [email protected] Will Silverstein is a sports segment producer with DITV. He is a junior at the UI triple-majoring in journalism, international relations, and political science.

Julia Shanahan

Politics Reporter

Email: [email protected] Julia Shanahan is a politics reporter for The Daily Iowan. She started working for the publication her freshman year as an Opinions columnist and now reports on Iowa politics with a focus o...

Emily Wangen

Politics Reporter

Email: [email protected] Emily Wangen is a politics reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a second-year student at the UI majoring in political science.

Haley Triem

Arts Reporter

Haley Triem is an arts reporter and cartoonist with The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa and is studying English, creative writing, and art with a focus in animation. She enjoys covering literary events i...

Philip Runia

Arts Reporter

Email: [email protected] Philip Runia is an arts reporter at The Daily Iowan. He is a third-year student at the University of Iowa studying journalism and English and creative writing....

Adrian Enzastiga

Arts Reporter

Email: [email protected] Adrian Enzastiga is an arts reporter at The Daily Iowan, and enjoys writing about famous writers. He is a first-year student at the UI majoring in English and creative writing, and cinema, with a...

Madison Lotenschtein

Arts Reporter

Email: [email protected] Madison Lotenschtein is an arts reporter and digital producer at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa and has been with the DI since her freshman year. Madison ...

Sarah Stortz

Arts Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @sstortz_ Sarah Stortz is currently a digital producer and arts reporter at the DI. She is a junior at the University of Iowa, studying journalism & mass communication with a cert...

Robert Read

Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] Robert Read is a sports reporter currently covering the men's track and field team at The Daily Iowan. He is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and sports studies....

Sarah Altemeier

Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] Sarah Altemeier is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in computer science.

Sydney Becker

Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] Sydney Becker is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and psychology.

Cody Smith

Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] Cody Smith is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan covering men’s and women’s tennis. He is a senior at the UI.

Jordan Zuniga

Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @j_zuni Jordan Zuniga is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan covering football. This is Zuniga's second year with the DI where he has covered a variety of sports such as: women's...

James Geerdes

Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] James “Jim” Geerdes is a sports reporter, digital producer, and designer. He is currently  a sophomore. He spent his freshman year covering wresting, softball, and rowing, while also desig...

Elijah Helton

Opinion Columnist

Email: [email protected] Elijah Helton is an opinion columnist at The Daily Iowan, writing on environmental policy, equality issues, and electoral politics. He is a sophomore at the UI, majoring in journalism and poli...

Taylor Newby

Opinion Columnist

Email: [email protected] Taylor Newby is an opinion columnist at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the UI studying journalism with a certificate in critical cultural competence.

Michelle Kumar

Opinion Columnist

Email: [email protected] Michelle Kumar is an opinion columnist at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the UI majoring in international studies and ethics/public policy.

Nichole Shaw

Opinion Columnist

Email: [email protected] Nichole Shaw is an opinion columnist at The Daily Iowan, writing about culture and systemic oppression of different populations. She is a sophomore at the UI majoring in journalism and English on...

Kade Overton

DITV Sports Reporter

Kade Overton is a DITV Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan. Kade is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and sports studies.

Natalie Iacopetti 

DITV Sports Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @NIDITVSports  Natalie Iacopetti is a DITV sports reporter and producer at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying journalism and sports and re...

Zohar Nadler

Opinions Columnist

Email: [email protected] Zohar Nadler is an opinions columnist at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in religious studies.

Austin J. Yerington

Opinions Columnist and Arts Reporter

Austin J. Yerington is an Arts Reporter and Opinions Columnist at The Daily Iowan. He studies English and Creative Writing with a minor in Theater. He has been at the DI since fall 2018. In his free time he loves watching and talk...

Katie Goodale 

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Katie Goodale is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore studying journalism and English & creative writing.

Elena Alvarez

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Elena Alvarez is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and cinema.

Alyson Kuennen

Photojournalist

Alyson Kuennen is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. She is a first-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and international studies.

Grace Colton

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Grace Colton is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. She is a third-year student at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a certificate in sustainability....

Ezazul Haque

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Ezazul Haque is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. He is a third-year Ph.D. student studying human toxicology.

Wyatt Dlouhy

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Wyatt Dlouhy is a photographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior studying Journalism and pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. ...

David Harmantas

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] David Harmantas is a staff photographer at the The Daily Iowan. He is a third-year law student at the University of Iowa College of Law and is in his second year as a photographer for the DI. ...

Sid Peterson

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Sid Peterson is a photographer at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the UI studying journalism and international studies.

Shivansh Ahuja

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Shivansh Ahuja is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the UI majoring in mechanical engineering.

Julia DiGiacomo

Politics reporter

Email: [email protected] Julia DiGiacomo is a politics reporter and digital producer at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore majoring in journalism and international relations with a Spanish minor. Throughout her fresh...

Suchaeta Hegde

Opinion columnist

Kaylyn Kluck

DITV Arts & Culture Reporter

Email: [email protected] Kaylyn Kluck has been a news anchor and reporter for DITV since 2017. She is currently the Arts & Culture beat reporter. Kaylyn is a UI senior double majoring in Cinema and Journalism, with a m...

Jacob Guenther

DITV Managing Technical Director

Email: [email protected] Jacob Guenther is the DITV managing technical director at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and cinema....