The Daily Iowan

2019-2020 Staff

Marissa Payne

Editor-in-Chief

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @marissa42_ Marissa Payne is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Iowan. A proud first-generation college student, she served as Managing Editor in 2018-19, shifting coverage to focu...

Kayli Reese

Managing Editor

Email: [email protected] Kayli Reese is the Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. This is her fourth year at the University of Iowa and working for the DI. She worked as a news reporter her freshman year and the first se...

Brooklyn Draisey

Managing Editor

Email: [email protected] Brooklyn Draisey is the Managing Editor of The Daily Iowan. She started at the DI her freshman year as a news reporter, covering a variety of topics, and has since gained additional experi...

Sarah Watson

Managing Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @K_5mydearwatson Sarah Watson is in her third year on staff and is the managing editor overseeing news and politics coverage. She has served for three semesters as Politics Editor at...

Katina Zentz

Creative Director

Email: [email protected] Katina Zentz is the Creative Director of The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa and transferred from the Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied filmmaking. Katin...

Aadit Tambe

Managing Digital Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @aadittambe Aadit serves as the Managing Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. Currently a senior, he is working towards earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communicatio...

Alexandra Skores

News Editor

Email: [email protected] Alexandra Skores is a News Editor at The Daily Iowan. Last year, she was a news reporter covering the UI's graduate colleges and also worked as a digital producer. She is a junior at the Univer...

Katie Ann McCarver

News Editor

Email: [email protected] Katie Ann McCarver is a News Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the UI double majoring in journalism and creative writing. Her freshman year, she worked as a news reporter covering...

Jenna Galligan

Photo Editor

Jenna Galligan is a Photo Editor at the DI. She is a second-year student majoring in journalism and cinema with a minor in anthropology.

Katie Goodale 

Photo Editor

Email: [email protected] Katie Goodale is a Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior studying journalism and English & creative writing. She has been a staff photojournalist since her freshman year, coveri...

Julia Shanahan

Politics Editor

Email: [email protected] Julia Shanahan is the Politics Editor for The Daily Iowan. Now a junior, she started working for the publication her freshman year as an Opinions columnist and now reports on Iowa politics ...

Pete Ruden

Pregame Editor

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

Josie Fischels

Arts Editor

Email: [email protected] Josie Fischels is an Arts Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the UI studying journalism and theater arts. Her freshman year, she worked as a news reporter covering UI Hospitals &am...

Madison Lotenschtein

Arts Editor

Email: [email protected] Madison Lotenschtein is one of the arts editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa and has been with the DI since her freshman year. Madison studies journalis...

Elijah Helton

Opinions Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @TheElijahHelton Elijah Helton is the Opinions Editor at The Daily Iowan. He writes about environmental policy, equality issues, and electoral politics. He is a junior at the UI, majori...

Caleb McCullough

Assistant Politics Editor

Email: [email protected] Caleb McCullough is the assistant politics editor at The Daily Iowan. In his freshman year, he was a designer and news reporter covering city council and local government. He is a sophomore...

Austin Hanson

Assistant Sports Editor

Austin is a sophomore at the University of Iowa and reports on tennis at The Daily Iowan.

Charles Peckman

Senior Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @charlespeckman Charles currently serves as a digital producer, senior reporter, and host of On the Record at The Daily Iowan. As a four-year staff member, he has covered the 201...

Rin Swann

News Reporter

Rin Swann is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa and a double major in Creative Writing and Journalism. This is her first year working at the DI....

Lauren White

News Reporter

Lauren White is news reporter at The Daily Iowan, covering the multicultural and diversity beat. She studies Journalism and Mass Communications and International Studies at the university....

Rachel Steil

News Reporter

Rachel Steil is majoring in english and creative writing at the University of Iowa. She is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan and covers crime and courts....

Hannah Rovner

News Reporter

Hannah Rovner covers city council for The Daily Iowan as a news reporter. She is studying Journalism and Political Science at the university....

Eleanor Hildebrandt

News Reporter

Eleanor Hildebrandt is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan covering the UISG, GPSG, and student organizations beat. She is majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication and Global Health.

Annie Fitzpatrick

News Reporter

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

Kelsey Harrell

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Kelsey Harrell is a digital producer and news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in theatre arts. ...

Naomi Hofferber

Arts Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @NaomiSHofferber Naomi Hofferber is a fourth-year University of Iowa student, and she reports on arts and works as an audio producer at The Daily Iowan. She has been with the DI...

Hannah Kinson

Photojournalist

Hannah is a junior majoring in journalism and mass communications with a writing certificate on the publishing track. This is her second year as a photojournalist at the DI and her second year at the university.

Ryan Adams

Photojournalist

Ryan Adams currently works as a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. He is working towards earning a major in journalism and cinema.

Alyson Kuennen

Photojournalist

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

Wyatt Dlouhy

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected]   Wyatt Dlouhy is a photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. He is a fifth-year student both studying journalism, and pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. He enjoys photographin...

Emily Wangen

Photojournalist

Email: [email protected] Emily Wangen is a junior at the UI majoring in political science and minoring in economics. This is her third year at The DI. Emily works as a photojournalist and a designer.

Pete Mills

Sports Reporter

Pete Mills is in his second year as a sports reporter with The Daily Iowan. He currently serves as a football reporter, contributing to Pregame on a weekly basis as well as writing features and notebooks for the section. In 2018-...

Isaac Goffin

Sports Reporter

Isaac is a freshman at the University of Iowa and serves as The Daily Iowan's soccer beat reporter.

Ben Palya

Sports Reporter

Ben is in his first year with The Daily Iowan and serves as the volleyball and cross country beat reporter.

Cassandra Buchholz

Sports Reporter

Taylor Newby

Opinion Columnist

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

Jason O’Day

Columnist

Jason O’Day is a columnist at The Daily Iowan. He writes about political and social issues with a focus on personal liberty. He’s a junior at the UI, majoring in journalism and political science.

Becca Bright

Columnist

Becca Bright is a creative writing major at the UI. She is also an editorial board member of the DI. Her columns focus on student rights, local politics, and the LGTQ community. Twitter: @beccaisbright...

Nichole Harris

Designer

Nichole Harris is a designer at The Daily Iowan. She is an English and Creative Writing major and in her first year at Iowa.

Rylee Wilson

Politics Reporter

Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @rylee_wilson8 Rylee Wilson is a politics reporter and digital producer at The Daily Iowan. She previously worked as a news reporter covering UI Hospitals & Clinics. She is a sopho...

Andy Mitchell

Digital Producer

Email: [email protected] Andy Mitchell is a digital producer and designer at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and media informatics.

Robert Read

Sports Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Robert_Read34 Robert Read is the Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. In his freshman year, he covered the Iowa track and field team and now covers Iowa football, baseball, and men's ...

John Chenoweth

DITV News Reporter and Anchor

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