Johnson is a senior who's pursuing a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and is on track to graduate in December 2023. She came to USC with 20+ years of experience as an administrative professional in the United States Air Force. She plans to pursue a career is news production.
Amanda Benzies is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina. Her short term goals are to continue honing her media, writing, and videography skills. In the long term, she hopes to be a creative producer or reporter for a television station, focusing on entertainment reporting.
Bertolotti is a senior broadcast journalism major from Westchester, New York. She has written for the school newspaper, The Daily Gamecock, since her freshman year. She also has completed two media internships. In Spring 2022, she interned with the Law and Crime Trial Network, a subsidiary of the A+E Network. In Summer 2023, she was with the A+E Network's Category 6 media group as a development intern.
Meriwether is a multi-media journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She enjoys covering arts and culture. She hopes to use her degree to create organic social content and tell personal stories. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Bruce is a mass communications graduate student at the University of South Carolina. He has covered campus news for The Daily Gamecock and freelanced for Columbia Living magazine. He also interned at The Hill in Washington D.C., covering Congress and elections. When he’s not covering politics, he enjoys fantasy sports and cooking.
Evans is a pre-law Honors College junior majoring in journalism at the University of South Carolina. She is interested in science journalism. She received a grant to research sourcing patterns in major newspapers’ COVID coverage.
Newman is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. His reporting ranges from diversity and inclusion to music made in the Midlands. In his free time, he reads and plays his guitar. His goal is to write about Premier League soccer in England.
Shakelford is a senior studying broadcast journalism at the University of South Carolina. She is interested in hard news and politics. She hopes as a journalist to help underrepresented communities have a voice. She is on track to graduate in December 2023.
Carter is a senior journalism major with a minor in business administration. She has written for the arts and culture section of the student-run Daily Gamecock. Her writing interests include courts and crime and local social media personalities. She enjoys hot yoga, creating art and taking her dog to the lake.
Dalton Brown is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina with a minor in sports management and entertainment. He is interested in covering a variety of sports topics and stories as well as learning meteorology. He hopes to find work in professional or collegiate sports.
Malcolm is a senior broadcast journalism major, with a minor in sports management and entertainment. Her career goal is to be a NASCAR pit reporter after growing up in a family of race car drivers. Ellie has interned at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, where she interviewed professional and local drivers and assisted promoters with social media feeds and crowd engagement.
Rorie is a senior broadcast journalism major who is interested in producing and editing. She is passionate about entertainment and local news. She is involved in Dance Marathon and the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity. She also is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, serving as vice president of membership.
McClendon is a senior journalism major with a sports media concentration at the University of South Carolina. During the school year, she interns for Garnet Trust, the NIL collective for student-athletes at USC. She also serves as president of USC's chapter of Kappa Delta sorority.
Serio is a broadcast major with a minor in sports and entertainment. He had the opportunity do investigative reporting through an internship with radio station WESR-FM/The Shore in eastern Virginia. He also has a passion for IT and tech sales and hopes to harness his skills in both fields during his career.
Bowick has had a passion for shooting and editing video since her high school years in Greenville, South Carolina. She turned that interest into skills for a career in journalism, hoping to become a news reporter in the South. In her free time, she loves picking up new hobbies, such as painting and crocheting.
Crawford grew up playing football, baseball and tennis with a dream of playing a pro sport for a living. He later developed an interest in journalism – sports journalism, of course. Crawford is a broadcast journalism major with a concentration in sports media. He is on track to graduate in Spring 2024.
Wolfe is a junior journalism student at the University of South Carolina. He's interested in quality-of-life stories affecting Columbia residents. He’s a staff writer for The Daily Gamecock and a newsletter editor for USC's Sigma Chi chapter. After a summer internship in social media management, he hopes to deepen his understanding of website development technology.
Kirkland is a senior broadcast journalism major with a minor in African-American studies. She has interned at WIS-TV in Columbia, assisting producers in writing newscasts and helping floor-direct the Soda City Live lifestyle show. She also interned with South Carolina Public Radio, producing five feature stories and writing for the evening and morning newscasts.
Frost is broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina. The aspiring producer is passionate about analytical, storytelling-driven producing. She completed an internship this past summer at WMBF in Myrtle Beach. She also looks forward to doing more in-depth, investigative work.
Mitchell is a senior broadcast journalism major with a cognate in African-American studies. As the founder of LAWKI Media, a multimedia news company geared toward Black Americans, he creates and curates relatable content for more than 55,000 social media followers. Mitchell has interned with the city of Columbia's public relations department and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Robins is a junior journalism student in the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. She is a co-managing editor for USC’s student-run newspaper, The Daily Gamecock. She spent the summer working for her hometown newspaper in High Point, North Carolina, where she enjoyed reporting on crime, technology and healthcare.
Lesesne is a senior broadcast journalism student minoring in sports management and entertainment at the University of South Carolina. As an active member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, she loves connecting with people and thrives on teamwork. She is passionate about bringing attention to unique stories in Columbia.
Brooks is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. He has covered a diverse range of athletics working as a sports writer for The Daily Gamecock. In his free time, he enjoys trying new foods and spending time with his tri-colored beagle, Dexter.
Hager is a junior multimedia journalism major, and entrepreneurship and graphic design double-minor at the University of South Carolina. She wants to travel while reporting on arts and culture, social justice and environmental issues. Hager is a photographer for The Daily Gamecock and handled media and marketing for a music festival in Florida.
Weston is a senior journalism student at the University of South Carolina. She is co-editor-in-chief of the Carolina CrossTalk undergraduate research magazine and previously interned with USC Press. She has covered stories about local businesses, education and entertainment. She enjoys reading, baking and crocheting.
McGee is a broadcast major at the University of South Carolina, where he is a technical director for the university's athletic department. He also works as a director, camera operator and technical director for the minor league baseball team the Augusta GreenJackets.
Harvey is a broadcast journalism major with a sports media concentration. He has interned with the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team of the East Coast Hockey League, providing stories and commentary, as well as the Columbia Infantry team, of the U.S. Premier Hockey League. Harvey also has appeared on a local radio talk show in Walterboro, called Front Porch Sports Talk.
Yi is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of South Carolina, focusing on sports. He has worked on social media accounts for the city of Columbia's mayor's office. And he has interned with ABC Columbia's sports department. He hopes to work in sports journalism, looking for unusual angles to stories.
Carter is a senior in broadcast journalism with a minor in dance performance. She is a member of the Student Gamecock Television Network, where she has served as an anchor for “The Buzz” and “Student News at Seven.” She is also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Alpha Lambda Delta national honors society.
Laico is a senior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. She was an intern this past summer at radio station New Jersey 101.5, where she wrote for the website, wrote scripts and appeared on air. During a behind-the-scenes tour of Newsmax TV station in New York City, she participated in control room operations for a daily news segment.
Dunlap is a junior Honors College student at the University of South Carolina. She is editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock and has won local and national awards for writing and photography. She worked this summer at The State newspaper on everything from historically Black schools to S.C. peach crop woes.
Lewis is a broadcast journalism major. Before transferring to USC, he attended Newberry College, where he played lacrosse. Tanner gravitates toward stories that capture people's imaginations and affect their daily lives. He expects to graduate in December 2023 and is interested in sports journalism and meteorology.
As a broadcast journalism major, Davidson has experience as a videographer, editor and reporter at the University of South Carolina. He works for Gamecock Athletics as a New and Creative Media Intern in addition to the time he spends with The Carolina News and Reporter.
Hammond is an assistant news editor for The Daily Gamecock, USC’s student newspaper. This summer, he worked at the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina under Avery Wilks, a former investigative reporter, who was named the 2022 S.C. Daily Journalist of the Year. He is earning a master’s degree in mass communications and bachelor’s multi-media journalism.