The Daily Iowan

2021-2022 Staff

Madeleine Willis

Madeleine Willis

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 2022 she was a f...

Jami Martin-Trainor

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...

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...

Ariana Lessard

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....

Larry Phan

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Larry Phan is a Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a fifth-year undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, majoring in civil engineering with a minor in arts...

Jack McGuire

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Jack McGuire is Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in cinema and finance with a minor in English....

Raquele Decker

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Raquele Decker is a Photographer and Videographer at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying Liberal Arts....

Braden Ernst

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Braden Ernst is a photographer and videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in cinematic arts with a minor in mass communication. ...

Gabby Drees

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Gabby Drees is a photo editor and film maker at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and political science....

Daniel McGregor-Huyer

Daniel McGregor-Huyer

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Daniel McGregor-Huyer is a photographer and videographer at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior majoring in cinematic arts with a certificate in disability studies. He has worked with the DI...

Luke Krchak

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Luke Krchak is an Opinions Contributor at The Daily Iowan. He is a freshman majoring in English and creative writing, history, and is earning a certificate in museum studies. ...

Sophia Meador

Sophia Meador

(she/her/hers) Sophia Meador is the Opinions Editor at The Daily Iowan. Previously, she worked as an opinions columnist, page designer, and currently serves on the Editorial Board. Sophia is a junior majoring in journalism and...

Grant Hall

Grant Hall

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] 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. Gra...

Jake Olson

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Jake Olson is a Sports Reporter for The Daily Iowan covering the Iowa Heartlanders. Jake joined the DI during the summer of 2021. His major is journalism. ...

Chase Szewc

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Chase Szewc is a Sports Reporter for The Daily Iowan covering women’s tennis and women's swimming and diving. This is his first year working at the DI. Chase is a freshman at the Un...

Dawson Moore

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Dawson Moore is a Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan covering women's basketball. He is a freshman at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism. This is his first year working at the...

Dayanna Martinez-Soto

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Dayanna Martinez-Soto is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a  fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Iowa studying...

Simone Garza

she/her/hers Email: [email protected] Simone Garza is a news reporter at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism with a minor in philosophy....

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...

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...

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 ...

Arabia Parkey

she/her/hers Email: [email protected] Arabia Parkey is a news reporter for The Daily Iowan. She is a first year student at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communications. This is her first year at the D...

Anthony Neri

he/him/his Email: [email protected] Anthony Neri is a news reporter and digital producer for The Daily Iowan. He is a senior at the University of Iowa double majoring in English and classical languages. This is his fi...

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 ...

Ryan Hansen

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...

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...

Meg Doster

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected]  Meg Doster is a reporter, digital producer, and audio editor for The Daily Iowan. She is a fourth year student at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass commun...

Emily Delgado

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Emily Delgado is a news reporter for The Daily Iowan. She is a first year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in journalism and political science. She has been working at th...

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....

Destinee Cook

(she/her/hers) Destinee Cook is the DITV Sports Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior at The University of Iowa majoring in journalism and earning a certificate in event management. This is her second year at the DI. D...

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...

Shahab Khan

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Shahab Khan is an opinions columnist at The Daily Iowan. He is a junior majoring in international relations and Economics with a minor in Arabic. His writing primarily focuses on econom...

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...

Elisabeth Neruda

(she/her/hers) Elisabeth Neruda is the News Director for DITV. She is a senior studying journalism and mass communication as well as political science. In her two years at The Daily Iowan, she has worked in many different capac...

Grace Smith

(she/her/hers) Grace Smith a photojournalist and film maker at The Daily Iowan. Grace is a junior studying cinema and journalism and mass communications. During her freshman year, she worked as a photojournalist and videographer ...

Michael Merrick

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...

Ashley Weil

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...

Parker Jones

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 ...

Yassie Buchanan

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Yassie Buchanan is an Opinions Columnist at The Daily Iowan. She is a senior majoring in English and creative writing and minoring in Spanish. Yassie writes primarily about ...

Sabine Martin

Sabine Martin

(she/her/hers) Sabine Martin is one of two News Editors 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 Fren...

Hannah Pinski

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...

Chloe Peterson

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...

Peter Anders

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Peter Anders is an Opinions Columnist at The Daily Iowan. He is a senior majoring in informatics and computer science while minoring in criminology. He primarily focuses on writing abo...

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 junior at the University of I...

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 ...

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) 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 ...

Lauren White

Lauren White is a Politics Reporter and Digital Producer at The Daily Iowan. She studies Journalism and Mass Communications and Political Science at the university and has previously worked as a News Reporter. ...

Photo of Eleanor Hildebrandt.

Eleanor Hildebrandt

(she/her/hers) She is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and mass communication and global health studies. She is also earning a minor in German. During her first three years at the DI, Eleanor worked as...

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...

Isaac Goffin

Isaac Goffin

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Isaac Goffin is a Sports Reporter and Designer at The Daily Iowan covering the Iowa Heartlanders. He is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and sport studies with ...

Ben Palya

Ben Palya

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Ben Palya is a Sports Reporter at The Daily Iowan covering men’s basketball. He is studying economics with a minor in geography. Previously, Ben covered cross country, women’s basketba...

Austin Hanson

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’...

Daily Iowan Managing Editor Caleb McCullough poses for a portrait on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the DI newsroom.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...