The Daily Iowan

2019-2020 Staff

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Jenna Galligan

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.

Jason O’Day

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.

Hannah Kinson

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Hannah Kinson is the Photo Assistant Visuals Editor at The Daily Iowan. Hannah is a senior majoring in journalism and mass communications with a writing certificate on the pub...

Becca Bright

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...

Rin Swann

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

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

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

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

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.

Nichole Harris

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Nichole Maryse Harris is the Visuals Editor at The Daily Iowan.  She is originally from Nebraska and is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying English and Creative Writ...

Pete Mills

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-...

Rylee Wilson

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected]  Twitter: @rylee_wilson8 Rylee Wilson is a news editor at The Daily Iowan. She has previously worked as a news and politics reporter for the DI. She is a junior at the UI stud...

Isaac Goffin

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Isaac Goffin is the Assistant Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and sport studies with a minor in political scienc...

Ben Palya

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

Austin Hanson

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Austin Hanson is the Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa studying Journalism and Communications as well as Sport and Recreation Management...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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....

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...

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.

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....

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chris Werner

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Chris Werner is a Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Communications. Chris joined the staff in the fall of 2019. He has covere...