The Daily Iowan

2022-2023 Staff

Hannah Pinski
Executive Editor

Hannah Pinski

(she/her/hers) Hannah Pinski is the Executive Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and Music with a minor in Political Science. Previously, Hannah has held positions as an Opini...

Sabine Martin
Managing Editor

Sabine Martin

(she/her/hers) Sabine Martin is the Managing News Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and mass communication and international studies. Sabine is also earning a minor in French....

Ryan Hansen
Managing Digital Editor

Ryan Hansen

he/him/his Ryan Hansen is the Managing Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science. He has previously worked as a digital producer and news reporter c...

Ashley Weil
DITV News Director

Ashley Weil

(she/her/hers) Ashley Weil is the News Director for DITV. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and minoring in Theatre Arts and Political Science. Along with reporting news and...

DITV Assistant News Director

Julia Richards

(she/her/hers) Julia Richards is the Assistant News Director at DITV. She is a senior at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and sport studies. In previous years, she’s worked as a sports reporter covering Haw...

Photo Editor

Isabella Cervantes

(she/her/hers) Isabella is the Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and minoring in cinematic arts. Isabella joined The Daily Iowan in the spring semester and she l...

Liam Halawith
Politics Editor

Liam Halawith

(He/Him/His) Liam Halawith is the Politics Editor at the Daily Iowan. Liam has previously served on the DI as a summer news reporter and Politics Reporter. Liam is a Sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and...

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 junior at the University of I...

Parker Jones
Arts Editor

Parker Jones

(she/her/hers) Parker Jones is the Arts Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema with a minor in art. Previously, she was an arts reporter and digital producer for ...

Ariana Lessard
Assistant Arts Editor

Ariana Lessard

(she/her/hers) Ari Lessard is the Assistant Arts Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and English/creative writing. Previously, she was an arts reporter for the DI....

Austin Hanson
Pregame Editor

Austin Hanson

(he/him/his) Austin Hanson is the Pregame Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and mass communication and sport and recreation management. Austin has been on The Daily Iowan’...

Chris Werner
Assistant Sports Editor

Chris Werner

(he/him/his) Chris Werner is the Assistant Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior double majoring in journalism and sport studies. Chris, originally from Evanston, Illinois,  joined the staff in fall 2019 and has ...

Gretchen Lenth
Copy Editor

Gretchen Lenth

(she/her/hers) Gretchen Lenth is the Copy Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior studying journalism and informatics. She previously served as the Web Editor for Fools Magazine....

Films Editor and Photojournalist

Ayrton Breckenridge

(he/him/his) Ayrton Breckenridge is the Films Editor and a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. This is his third year working for the DI....

John Valtman

John Valtman

John Valtman is a news reporter for DITV. Currently a freshman at the University of Iowa, he is majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. Valtman began his journey with DITV during the fall semester.

Ellie Heeren
Digital Producer

Ellie Heeren

she/her/hers Ellie Heeren is a digital producer at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in English with an emphasis in publishing....

Stella Shipman
Arts Reporter & Digital Producer

Stella Shipman

Stella Shipman is an arts reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in english and creative writing on the editing and publishing track.

DITV Reporter

Jordan Tovar

Jordan Tovar is a news reporter for DITV. He is currently a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications. Jordan started at DITV in fall of 2022.

Wyatt Johnson
DITV Reporter

Wyatt Johnson

Wyatt Johnson is a DITV news reporter and technician. He is a Senior majoring in Cinema and English and Creative Writing with a minor in Communication Studies. After joining last year, he has enjoyed writing stories on production...

Kenna Roering
Sports Reporter

Kenna Roering

she/her/hers Kenna Roering is a Sports Reporter and Digital Producer at The Daily Iowan covering women's volleyball and men's wrestling. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in sports and re...

DITV Reporter

Tionna Tobias

Tionna Tobias is a news reporter for DITV. She is a Senior at the University of Iowa, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor in Sports Studies. Tionna started her first year at DITV in fall of 2022.

Matt McGowan
Sports Reporter

Matt McGowan

he/him/his Matt McGowan is a freshman at Iowa and is covering women’s tennis in the fall. He is minoring in Sport Studies as well as double majoring with Journalism and American Studies....

Samantha Bielema
DITV Reporter

Samantha Bielema

Samantha Bielema is a news reporter for DITV. She is a Junior in the school of Mass Communication and Journalism with a certificate in sports studies. This will be her first year in DITV after some time in print.

DITV Reporter

Madison Johnson

Madison Johnson is a news reporter for DITV. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in History, minoring in English and music, and pursuing a writing certificate. This is her second semester with the DI.

DITV Reporter

Angelica Toro

Angelica Toro is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in Cinema and minoring in International Studies. She is a news reporter for DITV as well as assists with tech and weather anchoring.

Abigail Kurten
DITV Technicians

Abigail Kurten

Abigail Kurten is DITV's Digital Liason, as well as a news reporter and anchor. She is a senior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a double minor in English and Theatre Arts. This is her third year with the DI.

Carson Ramirez
DITV Tech Director

Carson Ramirez

Carson Ramirez is the Tech Director for DITV. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in Cinema. Since his freshman year, he has worked tech roles, done video editing, and created graphics.

Sarah Galla
DITV Sports Reporter

Sarah Galla

Sarah Galla is a sports reporter for DITV. She is a sophomore here at The University of Iowa. She is majoring in Journalism and Sports and Recreation Management. This is Sarah's second year working for DI.

DITV Sports Reporter

Vivian Sumoski

Vivian Sumoski is a Sports Reporter for DITV. Currently is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying Sport and Recreation Management. This is Vivian's second year working with DITV.

Max von Gries
DITV Sports Reporter

Max von Gries

Maximilian von Gries is a sports reporter for DITV. He is currently a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Sports Recreation Management. He has been with DITV since the...

News Reporter

Sofia Mamakos

she/her/hers Sofia Mamakos is a News Reporter for the The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in human physiology on the pre-med track. Sofia covers local health....

News Reporter

Archie Wagner

he/him/his Archie Wagner is a news reporter, digital producer, and news liason for Amplify at The Daily Iowan. They are a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in English/Creative Writing and Journalism. ...

Colin Votzmeyer
Sports Reporter

Colin Votzmeyer

he/him/his Colin Votzmeyer is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication with a minor in history. He previously covered police, crime, and co...

News Reporter

Alejandro Rojas

he/him/his Alejandro Rojas is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science. He covers Johnson County....

Madeleine Willis
News Reporter

Madeleine Willis

she/her/hers Madeleine Willis is in her second year as a News Reporter at the Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying Journalism/Mass Communications. Madeleine covers Downtown Iowa City. In 20...

Jami Martin-Trainor
Assistant Digital Editor

Jami Martin-Trainor

(she/her/hers) Jami Martin-Trainor is the Assistant Digital Editor of The Daily Iowan. She is a second-year at the University of Iowa who is double majoring in Journalism and Political Science with a minor in Gender, Women's, a...

Grant Hall
Sports Reporter

Grant Hall

he/him/his 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. Grant joined the DI staff in fall 2021...

Sam Knupp
News Reporter

Sam Knupp

he/him/his Email: [email protected] Sam Knupp is a sports reporter for The Daily Iowan. He started as a news reporter in fall 2021, and worked as a summer managing editor. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring i...

News Editor

Cooper Worth

(he/him/his) Cooper Worth serves as a News Editor for The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication. He is also earning a minor in communication studies and an entreprene...

News Editor

Kate Perez

she/her/hers Kate Perez is a News Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication while also pursing a writing certificate. She is also earning a minor in ...

Design Editor

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher

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

Meg Doster
Amplify Editor

Meg Doster

she/her/hers Meg Doster is the Amplify editor for The Daily Iowan. She is a senior who has worked in news, digital, podcasting, arts, Kid Captain, and more....

Creative Director

Jerod Ringwald

(he/him/his) Jerod Ringwald is the Creative Director at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. He was previously a managing editor this past summer as well as a former photo...

Michael Merrick
Sports Director

Michael Merrick

(he/him/his) Michael Merrick is the Sports Director for DITV. He is a junior double majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and Sports Studies. This is Michael's 5th semester at the DI and he has covered big Hawkeye spo...

Chloe Peterson
Sports Editor

Chloe Peterson

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