The Daily Iowan

2020-2021 Staff

Sarah Watson

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...

Caleb McCullough

Caleb McCullough

(he/him/his) Caleb McCullough is the Executive Editor at The Daily Iowan. Caleb is a senior studying journalism and political science, with a minor in philosophy. Caleb has previously held positions at the DI as a news repor...

Alexandra Skores

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 ...

Kelsey Harrell

Kelsey Harrell

(she/her/hers) Kelsey Harrell is the Managing Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science with a minor in theatre arts. This is her second year man...

Molly Milder

(she/her/hers) Molly Milder is the Assistant Digital Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in communication studies. During her junior year, Molly served as the assistant digital editor an...

Cesar Perez

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Cesar Perez is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director at The Daily Iowan. He is a first-year graduate student at the University of Iowa in the Higher Education and Student Affairs...

Rylee Wilson

Rylee Wilson

(she/her/hers) Rylee Wilson is a Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. She has previously worked as a news editor, news reporter, and politics reporter for the DI. She is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism a...

Rachel Schilke

Rachel Schilke

(she/her/hers) Rachel Schilke is the Senior Print Editor and one of the Projects Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and international relations on the conflict and ...

Hailey Marx

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Hailey Marx is a digital producer and host of the news podcast "On the Record" at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and Mass ...

Lauren Swanson

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Lauren Swanson is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa with a Sport Studies major. Lauren joined the DI staff in the fall of 2020...

Harley Atchison

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Harley Atchison is the managing director for DITV. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying communication studies with a journalism and mass communications minor. ...

Tianna Torrejon

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Tianna Torrejon is the DITV Sports Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and sport studies. For the past two ye...

Grace Hamilton

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Grace Hamilton is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and creative writing.

Claire Benson

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Claire Benson is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science. For the past semester, she has cov...

Caitlin Crome

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Caitlin Crome is a News Reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in Journalism and Sports Management. For the past semester, she has w...

Sabine Martin

Sabine Martin

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

Ally Pronina

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Ally Pronina is an opinions columnist at The Daily Iowan. She is going into her fourth semester working at the DI and is a junior majoring in psychology and journalism. She loves...

Hannah Pinski

Hannah Pinski

(she/her/hers) Hannah Pinski is the Opinions and Amplify Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior majoring in journalism, political science, and music. Previously, she worked as an opinions columnist and designer before stepping i...

Chloe Peterson

Chloe Peterson

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

Will Fineman

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Will Fineman is a sports reporter at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying journalism. As a freshman, Will worked in the news section before switchi...

Lillian Poulsen

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @lillian_poulsen Lillian Poulsen is a News Reporter for The Daily Iowan. This is her second year covering the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This is her first y...

Kade Overton

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Kade Overton is the fall 2020 Sports Director at Daily Iowan TV. He is a senior at the University of Iowa and has been covering Hawkeye athletics since he was a sophomore. After co...

Kate Doolittle

(she/her/hers) Kate Doolittle is the Design Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in art and informatics. This is her second year as design editor at the DI. During her freshman year, she...

Peyton Downing

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Padowning2190 Peyton Downing is a digital/new media columnist at The Daily Iowan. During her sophomore year, Peyton worked as an opinions columnist before serving as O...

Natalie Dunlap

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 sophomore at the University...

Bailey Cichon

(she/they) Email: [email protected]  Bailey Cichon is the News Director at Daily Iowan TV. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and American Studies. She has previously worked as a TV news repor...

Mary Hartel

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Mary Hartel is a news reporter and digital producer at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and international studies, on the human rights track...

Hannah Kinson

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...

Jenna Galligan

Jenna Galligan

(she/her/hers) Jenna Galligan is the Films Editor and Documentary Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema with a minor in anthropology. This is her fourth year...

Chris Werner

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...

Eleanor Hildebrandt

Eleanor Hildebrandt

(she/her/hers) Eleanor Hildebrandt is one of two News Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication and global health studies. She also is earning a minor...

Isaac Goffin

Isaac Goffin

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

Austin Hanson

Austin Hanson

(he/him/his) Austin Hanson is the Sports Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and mass communications as well as sport and recreation management. Since joining the DI staff in t...

Ryan Adams

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.

Katie Goodale 

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...

Robert Read

Robert Read

(he/him/his) Robert Read is entering his second year as the Pregame Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa studying journalism and sport studies. As a freshman, he worked as a sports reporter before...

Julia Shanahan

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

Josie Fischels

(she/her/hers) Josie Fischels is a Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. Josie is a senior studying journalism and theater arts. She served as an arts editor her sophomore and junior years and worked as a news reporter her freshman ye...

Elijah Helton

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...

Madison Lotenschtein

Madison Lotenschtein

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Madison Lotenschtein is an Arts Co-Editor at The Daily Iowan. Having been with the DI since her freshman year, Madison has covered the arts and culture scene in Iowa City, ...

Shivansh Ahuja

Shivansh Ahuja

Email: [email protected] Shivansh Ahuja is a Photojournalist at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the UI majoring in mechanical engineering, and he has worked as a photo editor and photojournalist on staff for the la...

Katie Ann McCarver

Katie Ann McCarver

(she/her/hers) Katie Ann McCarver is a Copy Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and creative writing. This is her second year as a copy editor for the DI. During he...

Brooklyn Draisey

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,...

Jerod Ringwald

(he/him/his) Jerod Ringwald is the Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and cinema. This is his first year being a photo editor at the DI. During his sophomore year,...

Maddie Johnston

Maddie Johnston

(she/her/hers) Maddie Johnston is one of the Arts Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and international studies. This is her first year editing arts and culture content...

Grace Smith

(she/her/hers) Grace Smith is the Photo Editor at The Daily Iowan. Grace is a sophomore studying cinema and journalism and mass communications. During her freshman year, she worked as a photojournalist and videographer at the DI....

Lauren White

Lauren White

Lauren White is a Politics Reporter at The Daily Iowan. She studies Journalism and Mass Communications and Political Science at the university....