Alistair Cameron is a graduate Master of Mass Communication broadcast student at the University of South Carolina from London, England. Cameron is an avid sports fan having played college golf for four years and professionally on the European Alps Tour. He has combined this passion with his love for journalism when working for local television station WBOY-TV in West Virginia with the Sports desk, and as a feature writer for Gamecock Athletics. Outside of the newsroom Cameron can either be found watching his favorite sports teams or in the kitchen trying new recipes.
Anya Carney is a multimedia journalist from Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. She studied photography intensely at her high school on the Jersey Shore, giving her experience she still uses today. Carney interned as a social media coordinator with Guggenheim Designs, LLC in Red Bank, New Jersey. As a media arts minor, Carney has a passion for television and film and hopes to be involved in the industry after graduation.
Chloe Rafferty is a broadcast journalist and news producer from Locust Valley, New York. From an early age, she's had a deep-rooted love for connecting with others and using visual storytelling to share stories. During college, Rafferty was a reporter and producer for SGTV, hosted a weekly radio show on WUSC and served as the secretary of student services in Student Government. She has interned for Cox Media in the New York media market, NBC affiliate WIS-TV, and the University of South Carolina's Social Media Insights Lab. Beyond the newsroom, Rafferty has had a life-long passion for leadership and community service.
Cole Smithson is a senior multimedia journalism student from Wilmington, Delaware. He often thinks out loud and has never met a conversation that he didn't like. Smithson is working on mastering in-depth interviews and appreciates how journalism allows him to meet and speak with interesting people. Smithson is interested in covering the intersection of topics such as economics, race, class, education, etc. In his free time Smithson is an avid sports and music fan and enjoys attending shows and music festivals.
Cory Michael Peeler is a multimedia journalist from Rock Hill, South Carolina. After anchoring the morning news show in elementary school, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller. He has an interest in covering feature stories and "feel good" news, and he is always looking for a story that hasn't been told yet. Last summer, he interned at CBS News in New York with the long-form newsmagazine program, "CBS Sunday Morning." After graduation, Peeler will return to New York City to pursue a career in network news production.
Denali Culver is a senior multimedia journalism student from Anchorage, Alaska. She discovered her passion for interviewing while hiking through the mountains of her hometown. Culver chose to pursue journalism so she could continue to learn about how others experience life the way she did when traveling. Culver enjoys covering community, arts and culture with a focus on profiles. She has worked as a technical writer and graphic designer for several Alaskan companies.
Emma Milner is a multimedia journalist from Laurens, South Carolina. She has worked as the executive producer of Capital City Sports and as the social media coordinator of the Carolina Coquettes Dance Team. In the summer of 2019, she became the sideline reporter for the High Point-Thomasville HiToms and found her passion for sports journalism. Upon graduation, Milner hopes to work for a team as a digital sideline reporter. When she’s not running around a stadium, Milner enjoys walking her dog and cooking with her friends and family.
Emma Mondo is a senior multimedia journalist from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Mondo worked as the executive producer for Student Gamecock Television, producing weekly news shows. Mondo loves sports, and has covered Gamecock Hockey and was a reporter for Capital City Sports. Mondo has interned at Seacrest Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she produced a daily radio show for patients of Levine Children's Hospital. Mondo is an active member of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, where she has held multiple executive and programming positions. In her free time, Emma likes to watch ESPN, work and teach herself how to cook.
Jack Taylor is a broadcast journalist with a passion for all things sports. Taylor grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina with his father, a pastor, his mother, a physician, and his two younger brothers. He realized he did not want to follow in his parents' professions and has pursued a career in journalism since high school. Over the summer, he interned at Seacrest Studios and at ESPN radio in Charlotte. Taylor has produced and co-hosted his own sports talk show through student media, interviewing Gamecock legends and alumni. He aspires to work for ESPN or Bleacher Report.
Jacob R. Sloan is a multimedia journalist from Dallas, Texas, whose passion for international business and foreign policy drive his storytelling. Sloan has interned with Burns360, a public relations agency in Dallas, working exclusively with international clients. Outside of the newsroom, Sloan can be found hiking, fishing, and telling people about Jesus. A German speaker and a well-seasoned traveler, Sloan is looking forward to making a global impact in his career.
Joseph Leonard is a multimedia journalist from Lexington, South Carolina. He's interested in covering politics and public discourse. Leonard has gained significant experience through multiple roles such as news editor, senior news writer and news writer with The Daily Gamecock. He wants to get to know sources, their stories and their passion that's rooted in the issues they value. In his free time you can find him watching sports or watching the latest movie in his local movie theater.
Landon Stamper is a senior multimedia journalist from Kernersville, North Carolina. Stamper enjoys building relationships with people and telling their stories to a wide audience. He hopes to work in local news and make connections within a community. Stamper has interned with the Lexington County Blowfish, a summer collegiate baseball team. In his free time, Stamper can be found at UofSC sporting events or enjoying time with his family and friends.
Laurryn Thomas is a multimedia journalist from Greenville, South Carolina interested in covering the convergence of politics and human rights. Thomas has a heart for people and telling stories of the marginalized and oppressed. She has worked for the South Carolina Press Association, The Daily Gamecock and a local non-profit, HomeWorks, that repairs homes for those who are unable. As a member of Midtown Downtown Church, Thomas has a strong faith and love for Jesus and others. Her ideal job after college would be as a local reporter or working in communications for a non-profit organization.
Leah Kaczmarek is a multimedia journalist from Cheshire, CT. On reporting, Kaczmarek (KAZ-mah-rack) is dedicated to investigating the deeper importance of a story and delivering a comprehensive picture to her audience. She has gained experience with Hartford's CBS affiliate, WFSB, and Seacrest Studios at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Outside of reporting, Kaczmarek enjoys spending time creating new, but not always successful, concoctions in the kitchen.
Lexi Torrence is an up-and-coming multimedia journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has discovered a passion for telling stories with the help of mediums such as podcasting and social media. She has bylines in multiple collegiate publications, such as The Daily Gamecock and The Odyssey, and has interned at viral social media marketing company, Whirlwind Creative. Torrence is a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta and is a forever student with interests in history, astronomy and painting. As a first generation college student, Torrence is looking forward to her expected graduation from the University of South Carolina in May 2020.
Liana Lamicella is an aspiring broadcast journalist from Toms River, New Jersey. With a minor in sports, Lamicella has interned at the Trenton Thunder Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees. While doing production and promotion for the team, she is now interested in working with multimedia, PR, and advertising. She has learned the importance of being detail-oriented and the ability to adapt quickly to an ever-changing news room setting. Lamicella's idea of a perfect job would be to work for a professional sports team. Beyond sports and the news room, Lamicella never misses an opportunity to travel and can be found sunbathing at the closest beach.
Maddox McKibben-Greene is a senior multimedia journalism and global studies student from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Her journalism experience includes interning with CNN's International Desk in Atlanta, Georgia, and serving as news editor for The Daily Gamecock. McKibben-Greene enjoys covering politics, health and human rights. A traveler who has studied abroad in Hong Kong, McKibben-Greene aspires to be an investigative reporter in Southeast Asia.
Madison Poindexter is a senior multimedia journalist from Lexington, South Carolina. She is also the arts and culture co-editor for The Daily Gamecock. Poindexter values creativity and vulnerability. As a singer and passionate music lover, she is drawn to language and emotion-driven work. She hopes to have a marketing or management position at a record label. Poindexter loves to travel for concerts, and wants to live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mae Frances Bing is a journalist from Varnville, South Carolina. After high school, she attended The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie, where she received her associates of art degree, before transferring to University of South Carolina. Bing interned with her town's local newspaper, The Hampton County Guardian, where she began to find her true passions: videography and photography. Bing's first article made the front page and readers gave her the title as "the girl with the camera and a dream." She also has her own videography/photography business named Moving Memories and hopes to use her skills one day with a publication like National Geographic.
Maria Jutton is a multimedia journalist from Greenville, South Carolina. She has traveled to 24 countries and enjoys covering stories on international topics and education. In the future, Jutton wants to live overseas and work in communications for a missions organization. She is currently a writing intern for UofSC's College of Information and Communications, and in her free time enjoys running, cooking and occasionally swing dancing.
Maya Queenan is a multimedia journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She found her passion for journalism and photography when she was a sophomore in high school and has been pursuing journalism ever since. Queenan enjoys volunteering with children's organizations and has interned with Ryan Seacrest Studios. She spent this time hosting a radio show that was broadcast to over 200 patients and their families at Levine Children's Hospital. She hopes to work for a sport team producing videos and photographs.
McKenzie Lindberg is a multimedia journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has worked three years with Gamecock Live Productions as a technical director on the network and video board shows for UofSC's athletic events. As a missionary and fluent Spanish-speaker, Lindberg hopes to use these interests to better cover the Hispanic community within Columbia. When she isn't out covering stories, you can find her with a camera in her hand downtown or critiquing the latest film from her humble abode. Lindberg is passionate about all things photography and film and aspires to be a powerful female voice within the film industry.
Mekyla Alvarado is a broadcast journalist from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She enjoys connecting with those whose voices lack representation. For the past three years, Alvarado has worked as Social Media Coordinator for Gamecocks Against Trafficking and Exploitation, a human rights organization on campus. She hopes to one day work for VICE producing documentaries.
Mercy Myers is a Columbia native who is ready to be producer at a local television news station. She has worked as news director at Student Gamecock Television and been a peer leader on campus. She takes great initiative to be the best she can be at whatever she dedicates herself to without letting others fall behind. After interning at WACH Fox last summer, she is ready to be a news producer on a local or network level.
Mike Olson is a broadcast journalist from Ellicott City, Maryland. He has loved sports since a young age, and found a passion for sports reporting in high school while writing for the school newspaper. Last summer, Olson interned with the sports department at ABC Columbia as well as Seacrest Studios. In his free time, he enjoys playing rugby for the UofSC club team.
Molly Godley is a journalist from Columbia, South Carolina, who spends most of her free time near the coast. Godley interned at WACH Fox in Columbia, where she learned how to practice professionalism in the work place and gained real world experience in every role of the news room. She understands the absolute necessity of factual news. She is captivated by investigative journalism and politics and aspires to a career in network news.
Naja Hough is a sports reporter from Columbia, South Carolina. Her goal is to find creative ways to tell stories while honing her skills in reporting and producing. From an early age, Hough (pronounced 'huff') has had a love for reporting and was on the news show in fourth and fifth grade. A former WACH Fox intern, Hough is community service chair for UofSC's chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists and also serves in the Student Senate. In addition to sports, Hough has an interest in politics, investigative journalism and documentaries.
Nicole Gard is a senior broadcast journalism student, minoring in sports and entertainment management. From a young age, the South Carolina native knew she wanted to be a journalist. Her weekly high school television show traveled to California, where her team won their first Emmy award. She has interned at Spectrum News in Charlotte, North Carolina; ABC Sports in Columbia, South Carolina; and Gamecock Productions at UofSC. Gard is interested in working in the sports and entertainment industry and becoming an on-air reporter.
Phoebe Murray is a multimedia journalist from Chicago, Illinois. Murray was the executive producer of Carolina Calendar for Student Gamecock Television and ran Public Relations for the 35th Annual Carolina Clemson Blooddrive. Murray interned as a Digital Content Intern for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation as an on-air talent at Levine Children's in Charlotte, NC. While Murray's an avid sports fan and worked the Masters, she wants to land in the music media industry.
Savannah Kennedy is a multimedia journalist from Charlottesville, Virginia pursing a career at a music publication. Although she's focused on covering the music industry, she understands the importance of a well-rounded journalism education and portfolio. She has written articles for UofSC's student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock, on the upcoming presidential election and local issues. She is also interested in editing, photography and producing podcasts.
Shontis Stewart is a senior multimedia journalist from Union, South Carolina. He interned at WBCU radio where he served as the Saturday morning DJ, and co-host of the Sports Hour. His goal is to become the host of his own national sports radio show. Stewart serves as the vice president of the Zeta Zeta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. at the University of South Carolina. In his spare time he enjoys creating videos for his sports YouTube channel, and hanging out with friends.
Sydney Klawans is a broadcast journalist from Baltimore, Maryland. She has gained experience through her internship for WBAL TV-11 - Hearst Broadcast Group in Baltimore. Klawans also has many years experience doing voice-over on WBAL Radio 1090. Klawans has a minor in studio art and enjoys expressing herself through painting, which she hopes will aid her skills in creating visuals.
Todd Heath is a multimedia journalist from North Augusta, South Carolina. Todd is a first generation college graduate and holds a great amount of pride for his alma mater, The University of South Carolina. Todd's hopes to work in sports and entertainment as a producer or on-air personality. One of Todd's personal goals is to provide more coverage of women's sports. He does not back down from a challenge and is eager to take on any assignment given to him. In his free time Todd enjoys playing basketball, finding a new movie to enjoy and exploring the city around him.
William Rioux, a multimedia journalist from Charleston, South Carolina, was a sports intern with ABC Columbia. He has a career goal of becoming an on-air talent for a major news organization covering all things sports. He also has a passion for sports reporting and one day hopes to travel the world to different sporting events.