Abigail Brandon is a multimedia journalist from Columbia, South Carolina, with a passion for radio. She has worked at UofSC's college radio station WUSC as a DJ and as a reporter for WUSC News. She is known for telling a good story and plans to transfer that talent into telling engaging and informative audio stories.
Abigail Foster is an aspiring broadcast journalist with a passion for criminal justice. She was raised in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida where she interned for Brevard County Judge Katie Jacobus. At the University of South Carolina, she has worked for the Daily Gamecock and SGTV. Since October 2020, she has interned for the Richland County Public Defender's Office helping homeless citizens gain housing and jobs. She has experience in power producing and was a part of the news team, Carolina Insider. Her dream is to become an investigative reporter to help those less fortunate.
Alexa Daly is an aspiring multimedia journalist from Yardley, Pennsylvania. With a passion for local news, Daly loves connecting with people and telling their stories. Daly served as an entertainment reporter for SGTV, a student run TV station and plans to work as a local news reporter upon graduation in May 2022.
Ananda Kobierowski is an aspiring news producer from Charleston, South Carolina. She found her passion for writing and reporting through her high school journalism program, and continued to work with scholastic journalism throughout her four years at UofSC. This past summer, Kobierowski had an advertising internship with Little Dog Agency in Charleston, which showed her the ins and outs of social media. She came into college as a multimedia journalism major, but then found producing through one of her classes and never looked back. Her passions outside the newsroom include reading, making Spotify playlists and watching rom-coms.
Ashley Miller is an aspiring investigative reporter from Lancaster, South Carolina. Miller worked for Fusion Magazine as a photojournalist in Kent, Ohio, during her freshman year and continues to assist the publication remotely. Miller wants to eventually write for a daily publication. Check out her portfolio at https://ashleymiller0626.journoportfolio.com to see clips and learn more.
Braden Maloy is a broadcast journalist with a sports media concentration. At UofSC, the Greenville, South Carolina, native has been the lead sports reporter for Student Gamecock Television, the Morale and Recruitment director for Dance Marathon and a podcast host. Maloy interned at ABC Columbia covering high school and SEC college football, while simultaneously calling play-by-play for various Gamecock athletics. Maloy prides himself on script writing and storytelling that he pairs well with his love for being on camera. He's a performer and wants people to not just hear his stories but experience them with him. The love of conveying a message to people has also led to the consideration of an acting career as well.
Caleb Deaton is a senior broadcast journalist with a strong passion for sports media. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Deaton has always had sports in his life. Playing football, basketball and baseball from a young age through high school has given him a deep understanding in those sports. Deaton has called a number of softball, baseball and basketball games while at U of SC. He hopes to continuously work on his sports coverage and expand his reporter knowledge for his goal of being a sports reporter/announcer.
Calista Yost is an aspiring digital marketer and local news producer from Richmond, Va., who loves to cover stories about local culture. She created and hosted SGTV's "USC Eats" to highlight local restaurants and businesses of Columbia, which was awarded a second place CMA Broadcast Pinnacle Award and third and fourth place CBI National Student Production Awards. Yost also has interned with ad agency IW Group, Inc. and Ryan Seacrest Studios at Levine Children's Hospital, been a co-producer of Let's Get A Job podcast, and directed live sports broadcasts with the Columbia Fireflies. Outside the newsroom, her interests include cooking and playing field hockey.
Cam Adams is a senior multimedia journalist from Greenwood, South Carolina. He writes at Metsmerized Online, part of the USA Today Network. Adams has worked as a sports writer and an assistant sports editor at The Daily Gamecock, the student paper at UofSC. In his free time, Adams enjoys watching Marvel movies and keeping up with sports. He plans to become a sports writer at a daily newspaper where he can use his skills to best serve that community.
Carly Elijah is a Broadcast Journalism senior who has wanted to pursue this field of study since she was 10 years old. Raised in Aiken, South Carolina, she was the editor-in-chief of her high school yearbook, where she developed a love for editing, writing, and photography. In 2018, Carly interned at NEBO, a PR agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Carly is also a researcher for a murder mystery podcast and volunteers at PETSinc, a local no-kill shelter. After graduation she hopes to work in local news or a non-profit where she can cultivate meaningful connections within her community.
Caroline Williamson is an aspiring business journalist and native of Columbia, South Carolina. She was a former editor for the Garnet and Black Magazine and acquisitions intern for UofSC Press where she developed a passion for editing. Williamson enjoys writing narrative pieces that share unique perspectives and bring justice to those without a voice. She hopes to bring those skills and passion to a regional newspaper or magazine after graduation in May.
Carson Peaden is a senior multimedia journalist with a passion for the arts. From Charleston, S.C., she believes art is integral to a community and enjoys telling stories which highlight local artists and their craft. After working on Garnet & Black, UofSC’s magazine, Peaden acquired an interest in magazine writing and dreams of working for a local magazine. In her free time, she likes to read and write poetry and short stories.
Cora Stone is a senior multimedia journalism student from Lexington, South Carolina. She has professional experience as an account manager with The Carolina Agency and as a news writer for The Daily Gamecock, and enjoys telling stories from diverse perspectives. After graduation, she plans to teach English in Providence, Rhode Island, with Teach for America.
Corbett Glick is a senior broadcast journalist from Columbia, South Carolina. He is a former quarterback at the University of South Carolina where he earned SEC Academic Honor Roll while on the team. He is now on the club Lacrosse team. He was a part of Carolina Insider, a student-run news production, and done play-by-play broadcasting for multiple UofSC softball games. Glick also has participated in a football podcast on the "Colorcast" App. As a member of a military family, he has lived all over the country.
Elijah Toland is an aspiring entertainment journalist and producer from Clinton, South Carolina. Toland has a passion for music and entertainment that began at a young age. He was a member of SGTV and WUSC at the University of South Carolina from 2020 to 2021. Recently, his passions encouraged him to start his musical commentary podcast, REC·LESS, where he reviews music and curates playlists for its audience. Toland plans to start his own media production company, begin a talk show that focuses on musicians, and create soundtracks for film and television.
Hannah Litteer is a senior multimedia journalism student from Greenville, South Carolina, who aspires to be an editor or copy editor for a magazine. As a writer for Her Campus South Carolina, she developed a passion for covering women's empowerment and issues related to lifestyle, health, beauty and relationships. She has published stories in InterCom magazine and worked on its editorial team. In her free time, Litteer enjoys reading and spending time with her friends, family and cat, Rick.
Ian Basha is a broadcast journalist with a passion for sports media. Basha, from Charleston, South Carolina, got involved with the National Sports Media Association on campus and eventually earned an internship with ESPN Coastal. He has since continued to write and edit for ESPN on football and basketball in the Southeast. Outside of journalism, Basha enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and learning more about film and photography. He plans a career in broadcast journalism focusing on sports culture and the lives of athletes beyond the game.
Isaac J. Mays is a broadcast journalist at the University of South Carolina with a passion in sports media and a minor in Sport and Entertainment Management. From the small town of Bowman, South Carolina, Isaac gained a love for sports and found his calling by playing football, baseball and even on the band in high school. He wants to be a top sports personality for a nationwide network in television, writing and others forms of sport journalism. He has done an internship with ABC Columbia, and was a reporter for SGTV News 4 Sports. Mays is currently a sports writer for the blogs SportsCasters,LLC and Greenview Sports. Aside from sport journalism, Mays likes to try new things, have fun with friends and family, and travel. He hopes to create great factual stories through sport and bring excitement to the viewers and newsroom. You can see his work in his various social media accounts.
Jacob Gamble is an aspiring political operative from Summerville, South Carolina. Deeply involved in politics, Gamble currently works for the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus as their press secretary and has previously worked for the White House, the Biden presidential campaign, and several other presidential and local campaigns.
Josh Matthews is an aspiring entertainment and sports reporter from the low-country of South Carolina. He has been an intern reporter at ColaDaily and a journalist for The Cultured Nerd and The Spurs Up Show. He also has marketing experience as an intern at Bleav Podcast Network and the Post and Courier.
Sources confirm he's a pretty cool dude though.
Kaci Latimore is an award winning broadcast journalist from Greenville, South Carolina, with a passion for entertainment broadcasting. She aspires to be a entertainment host and do red carpet coverage. She enjoys storytelling that makes viewers smile and gives light to certain areas of culture. Latimore has interned as production staff with Minor League Baseball affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies. She has also served the 2021 term as the entertainment director of Student Gamecock Television(SGTV) along side hosting a number of entertainment shows.
Kaitlyn McCue is a multimedia journalist with a passion for investigative reporting. McCue has interned for the College of Engineering at the University of South Carolina as well as Congressman and House Whip James Clyburn. She is spearheading political research as a Magellan Scholar and plans to work in law to inspire others. She has taken on roles in editing, copywriting, communications strategy, and social media marketing, but her favorite part of being a journalist remains using her writing to give a voice to the voiceless.
Katherine Kettell is an aspiring lawyer from Baltimore, Maryland. She was a member of SGTV for two years, developing proficient skills in Adobe Creative Cloud. Kettell has a passion for activism and politics. She has volunteered with The Women's March, March for Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, and the Bernie Sanders campaign. She hopes to build on these passions in the future as she pursues public policy.
Kyle Orens is a broadcast journalist who loves talking about sports as much as he enjoys watching them. From Frederick, Maryland, Kyle has always been involved with sports, playing baseball for over 12 years and soccer for six. After graduating in May, he aspires to become an analyst for a major sports network or to be a color-commentator for baseball, football, or hockey. Outside of school, Kyle enjoys attending South Carolina sporting events, watching movies, and hanging out with his friends, family, and dog Bridger.
Latasha Esaw-House-Austin is a graduate student matriculating at the University of South Carolina with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. She is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, and an alumna of Claflin University. While at Claflin University, she interned at WIS-TV News and served as a news producer. After graduating from Claflin University she was employed at an Orangeburg law firm, where she was responsible for customer relations. She has worked in the field of brokerage and was responsible for importing chemicals to United States Customs. Outside of journalism, she enjoys entertainment arts in which she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Upon graduation she aspires to secure a career at a reputed television station as a news journalist.
Lee Williams is a graduate student in the Broadcast Journalism program. He is from the small town of Jefferson, South Carolina and received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Clemson University. Williams previously held management roles in the sales, insurance, and retail industries. When Williams lost his most recent position due to layoffs from the Covid-19 pandemic, he decided to follow his dreams of working as an anchor or reporter in news or entertainment media. He hopes to utilize his creativity and passions for sharing with an audience and writing, along with his previous experience to succeed in following his dreams.
Mac Hardy is an aspiring producer from Columbia, South Carolina, whose goal is to work in sports media. His love of sports started at a young age, playing football and baseball through high school. He has run multiple social media accounts for Swanson's Deli in Columbia and worked as a part of the student-run Carolina Insider news team. He has also done play-by-play broadcasts for multiple USC softball games and a men's basketball game. Outside of the newsroom, Hardy enjoys spending time outdoors playing golf or fishing.
Madison Blumenauer is a senior Broadcast Journalist from Middletown, Maryland. She has always had a passion for sports, which caused her to make the decision after her first semester at the University of South Carolina to also major in Sport and Entertainment Management. This past semester, she had the opportunity to hone her play-by-play skills during Benedict College’s men's and women's basketball games for their website. In addition to her journalism experience, Blumenauer has had the opportunity to work at large-scale events such as The 147th Kentucky Derby and Super Bowl LIV.
Magdalena Davis is a broadcast journalist who plans a career television sports reporting. Originally from Blythewood, South Carolina, Davis grew up playing a variety of sports like lacrosse and soccer. During her time at UofSC, she has done play-by-play and color analysis for high school basketball games on the radio show, Kool 102.7. She has also called UofSC Basketball, Softball, and Baseball games for a sports announcing course. This year, Davis made a sports documentary about the University's head football coach and the new team dynamic. Check out her video editing skills, radio calls, and news stories at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClziOB9qN9YQpk8Su9efTIw .
Makayla Evans is an aspiring broadcast journalist from Belton, South Carolina with a passion for meeting new people and telling their stories. Evans has big dreams of becoming a reporter for a national television affiliate. Over the summer, she virtually interned with the TODAY Show where she assisted in multiple areas of production. She developed a new interest in sports while logging feeds for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Upon graduation, Evans hopes to obtain a job as a reporter with a television news station.
Marisa Gjuraj is a Broadcast Journalist, aspiring to be a news anchor and reporter. From the Charlotte metropolitan area, she anchored, reported and produced for UofSC News division. At her time with Student Gamecock Television she reported on a story about "Sexual Assault Claims Against Professors Spark Student Protest" that was awarded fifth place from Associated College Press. Outside of journalism Marisa enjoys spending time with her family and snowboarding.
Marsharia Adams is a senior broadcast journalist from York, South Carolina, with a passion for social media marketing. In her time at UofSC, she has been a member of Student Gamecock Television where she has put her talents to work as an entertainment host/reporter, Friday morning news anchor and director of marketing. She is the director of her own show highlighting the African American culture at UofSC, and aided in implementing a diversity and inclusion education plan for training new members. Adams plans to becoming a social media manager for a large brand telling compelling stories on entertainment, fashion and social injustice. In her free-time she enjoys photography and growing her personal social media accounts and managing her small business.
Nick Klos is an aspiring broadcast journalist and play-by-play broadcaster, and is currently the voice of South Carolina Men's Soccer, Softball, Club Ice Hockey, and Club Lacrosse. He also writes for the Washington Capitals blog site, Stars and Sticks, and hosts the Bleav in South Carolina podcast for the Bleav Podcast Network. He also has experience in news journalism as a part of Carolina Insider, a student run news production at the University of South Carolina. Klos has always loved sports playing ice hockey, and lacrosse in high school. He continued his lacrosse career as a goalie at the University of Tampa before transferring to USC. He hopes to call football, hockey, and lacrosse on radio or television. Check out his play-by-play reels and other work on https://nicholasklos.com.
Paige Davoren is a senior broadcast journalist from Concord, North Carolina. As a freshman at UofSC, Davoren joined the award-winning student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock, as a sportswriter. During her first internship, she worked as an NFL Team Journalist for The Game Haus, a sports/e-sports website. She also worked for the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, a minor league baseball team near her hometown. Davoren grew up playing multiple sports, including tennis and gymnastics. She co-hosts a podcast about women in sports and hopes to work for a professional sports team after graduating. You can see more of Davoren's work at paigedavoren.wixsite.com/portfolio.
Ryan Dahlseid is a senior broadcast journalist with experience in marketing and social media. Dahlseid has interned with CMT Solutions as a marketing assistant, and with Seacrest Studios in Washington D.C. as a production assistant. He also has a passion for sports and his favorite team is the Washington Nationals. Dahlseid is a Broadcast Journalism major with a Sport and Entertainment Management minor and he graduates this May (2022).
Sydney Pennington, of Charleston, South Carolina, is an aspiring multimedia journalist who aims to provide accurate information and connect with people. At a young age, she developed an affinity for crime media with shows like "Dateline" and "48 hours." She is proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud and hopes to work for a police department as a communications liaison.
Téa Smith is a multimedia journalist from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Smith discovered her passion for creative writing as a staff reporter on her high school newspaper. She is proficient in Adobe Photoshop and editing, and continues to learn how to use Premiere and InDesign. She is a lover of the arts. In her free time she enjoys creating visual art, taking photos and fiction writing.
Troy Dassing is an award winning Broadcast Journalist with an unwavering desire to tell stories in a digital age. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, he was a part of Wando High School’s award winning broadcast team “Tribe Talk” and fell in love with broadcast journalism on the spot. Over the summer of 2021 Dassing interned at WCBD News 2, the NBC affiliate station, in Charleston. Dassing received a third place Pinnacle College Media Award for his production on the WUSC FM news show Hot Topics and their interview episode with the band Glass Animals. After graduation he looks forward to taking his journalistic skills to the next level at a station almost anywhere in the country.