Foncannon is a senior journalism major and business administration minor at the University of South Carolina. A military brat, Foncannon has spent her life traveling and looks to continue that in her career. She is interested in humanitarian issues and being a catalyst for difficult conversations. She focuses on localizing national issues so the community can see the direct effects.
Ross is a junior broadcast journalism major from Greenville, SC with a focus in sports media and minor in statistics. He has worked as a news intern at WACH Fox 57 but is an aspiring sports play-by-play announcer. When he is not covering stories he likes being with friends and family.
Smith is a US Navy veteran, military spouse, and graduate student studying Journalism at the University of South Carolina. Her investigative background in the military as a security specialist helped to springboard her interest in investigating fresh and new stories in the field. She typically focuses on topics surrounding the military, mental health, and suicidality among veterans. She currently serves as the Chapter President of the Student Veterans Association on campus and on the board of directors for Student Veterans of America. Despite her serious demeanor, Smith enjoys podcasting, chocolate, and bible study with friends.
Nasser is a senior broadcast journalist at the University of South Carolina. With experience in play-by-play, anchoring, and reporting, Nasser searches for the opportunity to tell a sports story through a creative lens. He has taken on various roles with Student Gamecock Television. Nasser's interests range from exercising and cooking to cinema and sneakers.
LaShay is a third-year journalist from Orangeburg, SC and has reported through Student Gamecock Television for several years. Her coverage ranges from black issues, entertainment and news. Her work often reflects issues she views as important. She loves to travel and shop and her friends often deem her as charismatic!
Frame is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. She enjoys writing about unusual news events and finding local personalities. Her interests range from crime to art festivals and everything in-between. In her free time, she enjoys drinking coffee, binge-reading and cooking.
Crenshaw is an aspiring play-by-play broadcaster from Walhalla, South Carolina. He has experience broadcasting over 500 games with NCAA Division I and II Universities in South Carolina, including work on SEC Network+ and ESPN +. In the past two summers, Crenshaw has interned as a broadcaster with summer collegiate baseball teams in the Northwoods League and Cape Cod Baseball League.
Dinkins is a senior broadcast journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She is a weather geek pursuing a meteorology career. She built forecasts during her internship with WACH FOX 57 to relay to her community while encapsulating her personality. You can usually find her wearing bright colors and looking up at the clouds.
Pushman is an award-winning journalist from Churchville, Pennsylvania. She is the outreach director at The Daily Gamecock and the former station manager at Student Gamecock Television. Her sports photography has been featured across club athletics pages, and she hopes to share her creative talents on a professional sports media team.
Barry is a Master of Mass Communications candidate at the University of South Carolina. She specializes in sports photography and storytelling. That led to working extensively in university athletics through creative media internships with Gamecock Women’s Soccer and campus communications. She covered multiple NCAA and conference tournaments and earned her own conference championship ring while working with the soccer team as its team photographer.
Atkinson is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina with a minor in sport and entertainment management. He enjoys watching any sport and listening to storytelling hip-hop. He looks to continue his education with the pursuit of a Master of Mass Communication in multimedia journalism.
Watson is a senior broadcast major and the managing editor for the student-led magazine, Garnet & Black. Through internships and academics, she has experience in social media analytics and print writing. This past summer, she fell in love with exploring other cultures studying abroad in Barcelona and plans to travel in her career.
Bachelor is a broadcast journalist from Spartanburg, SC. He also currently interns with Gamecock Athletics in his down time. He has a sports media concentration and enjoys both the broadcast and print sectors of the media world. His ultimate goal is to be a sports broadcaster or writer.
Scott is a senior journalism major currently studying at the University of South Carolina. An avid sports and entertainment fan, his reporting leans towards popular culture. His works have focused on the position of mental health at the university as well as community issues pertaining to the city of Columbia. When he isn’t reporting he is working on his voice calling random sports games to perfect his craft and expand his knowledge.
Cahn is a junior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. She has reported on topics from flood research to substitute teacher shortages in the Richland 1 school district. Her reporting on the latter topic was published by The State newspaper. When not chasing stories in Columbia, she is likely home in Atlanta wrangling her five rescue animals.
Jackson is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. Interested in sports and social media, Jackson has interned with the Columbia Fireflies (Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) and Pro Football Focus. His portfolio ranges from writing to photo/video content.
Knichel is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina from Charleston, S.C. Despite his minor in business, he has covered various topics ranging from climate issues to local politics. He also enjoys investigative work. In addition, Knichel has developed skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically video work with Premiere.
Okon is a junior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. From Lexington, S.C., she aims to explore and tell stories about the diverse cultures in the region's entertainment industry. She serves as news director for her college radio station, 90.5 WUSC, and has experience in concert photography, entertainment reviews and podcasting production.
Miller is a graduate student pursuing broadcast journalism at the University of South Carolina. She has a BA in Public Relations; recently she worked in marketing at Chick Fil A. Miller enjoys creative storytelling. She spends her time following sports, entertainment, and politics.
Hinson is a senior multimedia journalism major at the University of South Carolina. She has worked as a writer, assistant editor and managing editor for the student-run Garnet & Black Magazine. The self-proclaimed "Mouth of the South" focuses on unique and underrepresented perspectives in the American South. In her free time, she enjoys flipping through cookbooks.
Brown is a senior journalism major and Spanish minor at the University of South Carolina. She is from Charleston, S.C. Last year, she wrote columns for the opinion section of the student-run Daily Gamecock. She plans to expand her reporting work to include more long-form stories about social and environmental topics and eventually wants to explore as much of the world as she can with travel journalism.
Barton is a senior broadcast journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She represents the Gamecocks as a student-athlete on the swimming and diving team. Barton has covered sports for Gamecock Central as well as experienced the inside working of athletics as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Schatteman is an Honors College student majoring in journalism at the University of South Carolina. She is inspired by hard-hitting investigative pieces and has written about high student debt. Schatteman is a South Carolina Press Mundy Scholar, a news reporter for The Daily Gamecock and co-host for a Garnet Media podcast. She plans to continue her reporting on Statehouse political issues through multimedia platforms.
Burbank is a senior broadcast journalism major at The University of South Carolina. As an avid sports fan, he has a concentration in sports media. He has various experiences from play-play broadcasting to the creation of news stories. He hopes to work somewhere in the sports media business.
Keating is from Allen, Texas and a senior working toward a degree in broadcast journalism. She has her own show called, "Bella in the Ball Game" that started back in 2018, interviewing around 30 student athletes. For her own entertainment twist she joins their games, like table tennis, baseball, and frisbee.
Phillips is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. He is the sports editor of The Daily Gamecock and a freelance reporter covering South Carolina high school sports. He also has reported in depth on state road safety issues. Raised in Charlotte, he took an interest in journalism while watching his parents work at the city's various local news stations.
Scott is a graduate student in pursuit of his MMC from the University of South Carolina. He enjoys reading, writing, watching television, and listening to music. Scott possesses a portfolio comprised of photography, videography, print reporting and broadcast reporting. As an aspiring executive producer, Scott aims to use his experiences to speak volumes through his work.
McQueen is a master’s student at the University of South Carolina. As a person in broadcast, she enjoys working behind the camera and producing news. McQueen, as an aspiring writer and producer, has experience as a script writer and has worked on several short films.
Thacker is a senior broadcast journalist at the University of South Carolina with a minor in Theatre. She is no stranger to broadcasting, as she is the daughter of a play-by-play announcer. She has reported, edited, and written news packages on various topics ranging from local nonprofits to Columbia’s housing controversies.
Leibman is a junior journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She is interested in the arts and social justice issues, often seeking out stories that examine how the topics overlap. She also has several years experience with The Daily Gamecock, where she first wrote about diversity, inclusion and access in the Columbia art scene.
Pringle is a full-time graduate student attending the University of South Carolina where she is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communications. Included among Pringle’s Mass Communications experiences, but not limited to, are an internship with The Times and Democrat Newspaper (Orangeburg, SC) and an internship with SCES (producing content for virtual presentations authoring stories for Kindergarten-Second grade students.) Pringle has a strong appreciation for writing, reporting, and community service. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and meeting new people. Lauren’s career goal is to become a renowned journalist.
Waters is a senior broadcast journalism major with a sports media concentration and is minoring in sports and entertainment management. Waters worked as a news intern at WSPA in Spartanburg and covered the Carolina Panthers training camp while there. She has served as an entertainment and sports reporter with Student Gamecock Television and has done play-by-play for Gamecock softball and men’s basketball.
London is a senior broadcast journalism major at USC, where she has covered stories ranging from accessible healthcare to the history behind local landmarks. She was the lead reporting intern at The Manning Times, then later interned at the radio station in Sumter. In her spare time, she can be found painting (by numbers, of course).
Blackstone is a senior broadcast journalism student at USC. For nearly two years, she worked as a Junior Lobbyist at the South Carolina State House. Before that you could find her doing relief work in the jungles of Puerto Rico. Blackstone loves the beach, running, and teaching preschool at her local church.
Leftridge is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina. She is an aspiring producer and has experience working on several webisodes and short films. Leftridge’s ultimate goal is to become a showrunner and to create a long lasting legacy. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and in her free time you can find her participating in community service projects or binge watching a new Netflix series.
Walker is a junior journalism major at the University of South Carolina and a Columbia native. She has covered downtown development and is a copy editor for The Daily Gamecock. When she's not on the job, she enjoys poetry, shoe shopping and hanging out with her dog Oscar.
Cluskey is pursuing a dual degree in Vocal Performance and Broadcast Journalism. As an aspiring opera singer, she gravitates towards stories that move others through music. She received the Presser Scholar Award honoring exceptional music students around the country. Cluskey is ardent about health and wellness and teaches many group fitness classes.
Baakko is a broadcast journalist and incoming news producer at WCSC Live 5 News in Charleston, SC. He spent two years with the editorially independent Daily Gamecock, serving as a sports beat writer and interned with WACH Fox 57 in Columbia last fall. In his free time, he enjoys finding new movies and playing retro video games.
Hale is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina and a born-and-raised Gamecock from Bluffton, S.C. He enjoys writing about Columbia’s craft beer scene. Previously he has interned with ABC Columbia Sports (WOLO) and wrote for The Daily Gamecock. Off the clock, he can be found watching sports, playing virtual reality games or relaxing outdoors.
Williams is a graduate student in the Master of Multimedia Journalism program at the University of South Carolina. He was an intern for the school’s baseball and softball team at USC-Beaufort, in charge of scorekeeping and running cameras. During his free time, he enjoys watching sports and writing. He hopes to land a job as an ESPN anchor and writer.
McAuliffe is a multimedia journalist at the University of South Carolina. He plays club rugby at USC and received 6th place in national’s last spring. Last semester he interned at WACH Fox. Over Christmas break he underwent surgery to donate bone marrow for a woman suffering from leukemia. His goal is to work at Rolling Stone.
Escoto is a junior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. He has written for the opinion section of the student-run Daily Gamecock and won an award from the S.C. Press Association for a column about the growing costs of college. He has written about a variety topics ranging from film reviews to politics. A creative writing minor, Escoto spends his free time writing a fantasy novel. He also plans on attending law school.
Hackett is a journalist pursuing a career in television reporting. She is a former multimedia journalist intern at ColaDaily.com, where she also worked with 94.3 The Dude and 93.1 The Lake. More recently, she interned at WACH Fox 57 and focused on production and political reporting. She is a former reporter, anchor and executive producer for SGTV.
Miller, a Cleveland, Ohio native, has let the excitement of journalism consume her for the past four years. She's produced multiple news and entertainment broadcasts through USC's Student Gamecock Television network, in addition to pioneering "Friday Morning Live," a weekly news debrief. In her free time, Miller busies herself with leadership roles in her sorority and publishing poetry.
Beltz is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. While she leans towards covering sports, she also enjoys writing about small businesses and business development around Columbia. In her free time, she is fond of embroidering, baking and playing tennis.
Rainey is a junior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. He enjoys covering local sports, food, culture and entertainment. After graduation, he plans on attending law school and practicing media law. In his free time, he co-hosts and produces a sports podcast, watches too much soccer and reads.
Kronsberg is an award-winning broadcast journalist from Charleston, South Carolina. He has spent the past three years working in student media, including serving as assistant station manager at Student Gamecock Television and managing editor at The Daily Gamecock. He has appeared on broadcasts for both Gamecock Athletics and Benedict College. In his free time, Kronsberg enjoys binging sitcoms and movies.