The Daily Iowan

2018-2019 Staff

Gage Miskimen

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

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @marissajpayne 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...

Katelyn Weisbrod

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @katelyn_eliz Katelyn Weisbrod is the Projects 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. She cove...

Andy Mitchell

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.

Marina Jaimes

Email: [email protected] Marina Jaimes is an Opinions columnist and member of the Editorial Board. She previously served as the editor of the section. She is a senior studying political science and criminology. ...

Haley Triem

Haley Triem is an illustrator and cartoonist with The Daily Iowan, producing a weekly original comic called Earl’s Tea. She is a junior at the University of Iowa and is studying English, creative writing, and art with a foc...

Kade Overton

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.

Katie Goodale 

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Katie Goodale is the Projects Assistant Visuals Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and creative writing. For the past...

Melissa Meeder

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....

Elena Alvarez

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.

Kaylyn Kluck

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...

Caleb McCullough

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Caleb McCullough is a Politics Editor at The Daily Iowan. In his freshman year, Caleb worked as a news reporter and designer. In his sophomore year, he was a politics reporter a...

Alyson Kuennen

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.

Marci Clark

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...

Jacob Guenther

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....

Annie Fitzpatrick

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....

Margaret Mynderse

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.

Grace Colton

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....

Robert Read

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Robert_Read34 Robert Read is the Pregame Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and sport studies. As a freshman, he w...

Kelsey Harrell

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kelso_harrell Kelsey Harrell is the Managing Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science wit...

Sydney Zatz

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.

Ezazul Haque

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

Alexandra Skores

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Alexandra Skores is the Managing Editor of The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa on a Pre-Law track studying Journalism and Mass Communications, Political ...

Sarah Altemeier

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

Zohar Nadler

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.

Philip Runia

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....

Natalie Iacopetti 

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...

Sydney Becker

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.

Austin J. Yerington

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...

Wyatt Dlouhy

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...

Julia Shanahan

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Julia Shanahan is the Politics Editor at The Daily Iowan and a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and political science. Julia was a political reporter for two...

Josie Fischels

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Josie Fischels is an Arts Editor at The Daily Iowan. Josie is a junior studying journalism and theater arts. She worked as a news reporter her freshman year and served as Arts...

Emily Wangen

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.

Julia DiGiacomo

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

Aadit Tambe

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...

David Harmantas

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. ...

Kinsey Phipps

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.

Elijah Helton

(he/they) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @theelijahhelton Elijah Helton is the Senior Columnist at The Daily Iowan, primarily covering environmental and equality issues. He also serves on the DI Editorial Board, a...

Taylor Newby

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....

Sid Peterson

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

Adrian Enzastiga

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...

Cody Smith

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.

Michelle Kumar

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.

Madison Lotenschtein

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Madison Lotenschtein is an arts editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and anthropology with an emphasis in medical anthro...

Nichole Shaw

Email: [email protected] Nichole Shaw is an Opinions columnist and Editorial Board member at The Daily Iowan, writing about culture and systemic oppression of different populations. She is a junior at the UI majoring in journa...

Shivansh Ahuja

Email: [email protected] Shivansh Ahuja is a Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the UI majoring in mechanical engineering, and he has worked as a photojournalist on staff for the last two years....

John Chenoweth

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.

Will Silverstein

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.

Katie Ann McCarver

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Katie Ann McCarver is a Copy Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and creative writing. As a freshman, she serv...

Jordan Zuniga

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...

Charles Peckman

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...

Sarah Stortz

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @sstortz_ Sarah Stortz is an Arts Editor at The Daily Iowan. She has been on staff since her freshman year, previously as a news reporter, digital producer, and arts reporter. She is ...

Anna Kayser

Email: [email protected] Anna Kayser is the Sports Editor and Assistant Pregame Editor at The Daily Iowan. She began her college career as a news reporter before moving to the Politics team with a focus on the work of Se...

Pete Ruden

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...

Kayli Reese

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...

Lucy Rohden

Email: [email protected] Lucy Rohden is entering her fourth year at The Daily Iowan and at the University of Iowa, and works as the DITV Director. She is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During her first three ye...

Roman Slabach

Email: [email protected] Roman Slabach is a visual journalist at The Daily Iowan in his third year on staff, producing films and taking photos. He was previously the Films Director. He started his freshman year working...

Naomi Hofferber

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...

Adam Hensley

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...

Mackenzy Cooper

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...

Brooklyn Draisey

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Brooklyn Draisey is the Projects Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior studying journalism and entrepreneurial management. She has worked as a news reporter, news editor,...

Katina Zentz

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...

Sarah Watson

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @K_5mydearwatson Sarah Watson is the executive editor at The Daily Iowan. She's in her fourth year at the University of Iowa, studying journalism and political s...

James Geerdes

Email: [email protected] James is a junior studying business analytics and journalism. He is currently the design editor and is interested in interactive graphics and UX design. Since joining his freshman year, he has bee...

Ryan Adams

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Ryan Adams is the Films Assistant Visuals Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying cinema and journalism.