The Daily Iowan

2020-2021 Staff

Sarah Watson
Executive Editor

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
Managing Editor

Caleb McCullough

(he/him/his) Email: [email protected] Caleb McCullough is a Managing 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...

Alexandra Skores
Managing Editor

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
Managing Digital Editor

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...

Assistant Digital Editor

Molly Milder

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Molly Milder is the Assistant Digital Editor and the Engagement Director at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa majoring in communication studies. Molly jo...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

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...

Rachel Schilke
News Editor

Rachel Schilke

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Rachel Schilke is one of the News Editors at The Daily Iowan. She is a junior at the University of Iowa studying Journalism and International Relations on the Conflict and Fo...

Rylee Wilson
News Editor

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...

Julia Shanahan
Politics Editor

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
Arts Editor

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...

Madison Lotenschtein
Arts Editor

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, ...

Contributed
Opinions Editor

Hannah Pinski

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Hannah Pinski is the Opinions Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore majoring in journalism, political science, and music. She has previously worked as an opinions columnist an...

Brooklyn Draisey
Projects Editor

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,...

Austin Hanson/Contributed
Sports Editor

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...

Isaac Goffin
Assistant Sports Editor

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...

Robert Read
Pregame Editor

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...

Katie Goodale 
Visuals Editor

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...

Hannah Kinson
Assistant Visuals Editor, photo

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...

Ryan Adams
Assistant Visuals Editor, films

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.

Design Editor

Kate Doolittle

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Kate Doolittle is the Design Editor at The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa double majoring in art and informatics. As a freshman, she worked as a d...

DITV News Director

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...

DITV Managing Director

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. ...

DITV Sports Director

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...

Katie Ann McCarver
Copy Editor

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...

News Reporter/Digital Producer

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...

Eleanor Hildebrandt
News Reporter/Digital Producer

Eleanor Hildebrandt

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Eleanor Hildebrandt is a news reporter, digital producer, and the host of "On the Record" for The Daily Iowan. She is a sophomore at the University of Iowa majoring in jou...

News Reporter

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.

News Reporter

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...

News Reporter

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...

Digital Producer

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 ...

Politics Reporter

Natalie Dunlap

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Natalie Dunlap is a political reporter at The Daily Iowan. She previously worked as a news reporter covering lower education. She is a first year University of Iowa student ma...

Sports Reporter

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...

Sports Reporter

Chloe Peterson

(she/her/hers) Email: [email protected] Chloe Peterson is a sports reporter on the women's basketball beat and a digital producer at The Daily Iowan. Previously, she has covered sports such as field hockey, volleyball, ...

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...

Chris Werner
Sports Reporter

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...

Elijah Helton
Senior Columnist

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...

Digital/new media columnist

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...

Opinions Columnist

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...

Shivansh Ahuja
Senior Photojournalist

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...

Jenna Galligan
Projects Videographer

Jenna Galligan

Jenna Galligan is a Projects Videographer at the DI. She is a third-year student majoring in journalism and cinema with a minor in anthropology.

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...