Abby Zilch is a senior Broadcast Journalism major from Sumter, South Carolina, with a deep interest in politics. She spent three years working in the South Carolina State House for Rep. Murrell Smith. In the summer of 2021, Zilch was an intern in Washington, D.C., for Congressman Joe Wilson. She also serves as press secretary for UofSC Student Body President Alex Harrell. Zilch believes strongly in the power of bringing issues, national and local, into the homes of people no matter where they live.
Alex Jones is a senior multimedia journalism student from Hampton, South Carolina. After he graduates from the University of South Carolina in December, Jones aspires to become a sports writer covering any college sport. Jones has always enjoyed watching sports, and he also played three sports while he was in high school. During the past two summers, Jones has interned with the Hampton County Guardian covering sports and also freelancing on other stories about the county. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling to see different places.
Alexander Wages is a senior Broadcast Journalism major and Media Arts minor from Columbia, South Carolina. Since high school, he has found a passion for covering sports and human interest stories. Giving a voice to the voiceless is what he is most passionate about. Wages serves as the president of the National Association of Black Journalist, which serves as a safe space for Black journalist on the campus of UofSC to discuss the world of journalism, current events, make connections and showcase their talents. Wages serves as a producer for NABJTV which allows those same journalists the space to create and broadcast their stories for those on campus to see. In his free time, Wages is a freelance photographer/videographer capturing photos and video for high school sports around the area.
Alli McCraw is a senior Broadcast Journalism student from Gaffney, South Carolina. She currently works with Gamecock Live Productions, working live sporting events on campus, for SEC Network and ESPN. She has gained experience and multiple skills through working hand-in-hand with both networks, both in the control room and on-site.
She has also worked with South Carolina Athletics as a development intern. She hopes to become a sideline reporter/studio host for a major network like SEC or ESPN. Through her experience in the control room, she plans to be an asset both behind-the-scenes, as well as in front of the camera.
Amber Lipscomb is a senior Broadcast Journalism major with a Criminal Justice cognate from Clover, South Carolina. Lipscomb is currently the lead marketer for an Allstate insurance agency where she works with insurance agents statewide to reach their targeted audiences. She is a campus representative for Victoria's Secret PINK and was a campus ambassador for Bumble. Lipscomb has hosted an entertainment segment for SGTV, a student-led news organization.
After Lipscomb completes her undergrad, she plans on attending law school to become an investigative journalist or legal reporter. Lipscomb's goal is to use her knowledge and experience to inform and protect the public.
Ana Luisa Andrade Rodrigues is a Broadcast Journalism student from Santos, Brazil. Rodrigues interned at Seacrest Studios as an anchor and producer, and also had experience working as a content writer for Glitter Magazine, that is an entertainment and fashion magazine. She is also involved with the UofSC news organization, SGTV. She aspires to be an anchor or reporter covering entertainment and fashion, or investigative and social issues. Her interests includes performing arts, gymnastic, surfing, volleyball and soccer. Rodrigues loves to travel and learn new languages.
Anna Mock is a senior multimedia journalism student from Camden, South Carolina, where she has interned with the Chronicle-Independent covering local events such as the Ag+Art festival. An artist herself, Mock enjoys covering anything related to arts and culture. She’s also an expert on AP style with experience as a copy desk chief on The Daily Gamecock. In her free time, she loves curling up on the couch with her cat Olive, a good book and a warm cup of tea.
Ashton Van Ness is a senior multimedia journalism student from Richmond, Virginia. As a lover of traveling and experiencing different cultures, she enjoys covering anything lifestyle or travel related. Outside of journalism, Van Ness enjoys photography and visiting new places with friends. She hopes to get her Masters in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations after graduation.
Britney Parks is a senior Broadcast Journalism student. Though she graduated high school in Columbia, SC, she doesn't quite have one location that she calls home because she grew up as a military child. Living in multiple locations, one thing stayed constant: watching the morning news every morning. At each of her schools she jumped at the opportunity to help produce and star in the morning news program. She currently works as a Customer Experience Coordinator at Marshalls and she aspires to take those leadership skills she uses in retail and apply that to the world of journalism. Her ultimate goal is to become a talk show host.
Bruclyn Tribble is a graduate student from Laurens, South Carolina. From an early age, she has had the drive to become a news anchor and a radio personality. In 2019, Tribble had the opportunity to intern at WHXT-HOT 103.9 FM. Outside of journalism, Tribble enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Bryce Jacquot is a senior Broadcast Journalism major student who graduates in December. From Lake Wylie, South Carolina, Jacquot is passionate about reporting and news and is a sports lover. He has worked as a writer at the Daily Gamecock for several semesters and enjoys covering sports, politics, and breaking news. He aspires to be an anchor and reporter. Outside of the newsroom, Jacquot enjoys attending USC sports and spending time with family.
Christianna Scrobe is a senior broadcast journalism student from Chester, New York. She is eager to begin her career after graduating in December. Her college career has given her experience producing, editing, and directing, including working as a clips operator as an independent study. Through her experiences, she has found her love for being in the control room in any and all capacities. Her goal is to work as a director in the Pacific Northwest, where she'll be able to work with a focus on her interests of environmentalism, health, and media law.
Connor Hart is a senior multimedia journalism student from the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Over the summer, Hart interned at The State newspaper where he reported on business and retail in the Midlands, and he is currently a managing editor at The Daily Gamecock, UofSC's student-run newspaper. Outside of work, Hart is a captain of the UofSC Men's Volleyball team, where he has learned leadership, teamwork and dedication. Hart hopes to use the professional and extracurricular skills he has learned in his future career.
Dalton Mixon is a senior broadcast journalism student from Charleston, South Carolina. Starting his college career playing college soccer at USC-Aiken, Dalton transferred to the Columbia campus two years ago and brings his experience on the field to the midlands. Dalton is aspiring to become a producer after he graduates and hopes to bring attention to local issues in the community. Outside of journalism, Dalton enjoys coaching soccer locally and spending time with family and friends.
Daniel Santos is a senior broadcast journalism student from Guam. Growing up in a military family, he has met many people from all walks of life and loves to hear their stories. He believes that this exposure to many people and cultures help him to understand the issues of others. Santos wants to work in Hawaii as a producer or reporter to share and inform others of the issues facing the residents of the 50th state.
Destiny Stewart is a senior multimedia journalism student from Rock Hill, South Carolina. At an early age, she recognized her love for storytelling. She is interested in covering the arts, fashion, and culture, and she strives to bring awareness of the intersections between the fields. She has previously served as a fashion journalist intern at Prime & Prim Studio of the Arts, and has held various public relations and marketing positions. After graduation, she hopes to produce content for cultural or lifestyle publications.
Emma Dooling is a senior multimedia journalism student from Nashville, Tennessee. She seeks to give a voice to others through a career in investigative journalism. Dooling has previously interned at the Nashville Business Journal, a market of the American City Business Journals, covering minority-owned businesses and DEI efforts in the Nashville business community. She has also worked with The Daily Gamecock, UofSC's student-run newspaper. In her free time, Dooling enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Flynn Snyder is a senior broadcast journalism major from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has an interest in covering stories involving politics, travel and entertainment. Snyder lead the news division at WUSC, UofSC's on campus radio station. He co-hosted the station's entertainment show "Hot Topics" interviewing many artists and musicians. Snyder has also covered many other local events through his internship at COLAtoday, a daily digital newsletter. Outside of the newsroom, he enjoys participating in equestrian competition and was a member of the university's intercollegiate club team.
Hannah Wade is a senior multimedia journalism student from Chester, South Carolina. During her time at the university, Wade has worked for the student publication, The Daily Gamecock, both as a news writer and a photo editor. She has interned with both SCETV and the Greenville News. She's learned to combine her photojournalism skills with her storytelling abilities to create compelling stories with accompanying visuals. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family, including her cat, Bagel. After graduation in December, she plans to work for a local paper in a southeastern community.
Hollis Brecher is a fourth-year Broadcast Journalism student from Atlanta, Georgia, who has a passion for connecting with people and sharing their stories. She has worked with Gamecock Live Productions as a graphics operator for three years and served as a production intern at Seacrest Studios in Levine's Children's Hospital. Brecher has gained hands-on experience working at a TV/radio station while also learning multiple skills. When Brecher is not in the studio, she is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, as well as Order of Omega honors society. She can be found babysitting, hanging out with her friends, or wake-surfing.
Jack Bingham is a senior multimedia journalism major from Spartanburg, South Carolina, earning a dual degree in environmental science. Bingham strives to present scientific issues through a human lens, showing how phenomena such as climate change and pollution affect individual people. Bingham hopes to write for a publication that matches this mission, such as The Guardian or National Geographic. When he's not in the newsroom, Bingham performs musical theatre and works at Riverbanks Zoo as an educator.
Jackson Fields is a senior Broadcast Journalism student from Columbia, South Carolina. He has a passion for long-form sports storytelling. He has been interning for Gamecock Central, a website covering Gamecock sports, since his freshman year. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and playing golf.
Jake Homan is a senior Broadcast Journalism major from Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Growing up as the youngest of four in his family, Jake has always had siblings to look up to and follow in their footsteps. Homan is a passionate, aspiring sports reporter who has longed for the dream of working in sports media. Sports has always been the centerpiece of Jake's life ever since he was a child. His number one item on his bucket list is to attend all 30 major league ballparks in his lifetime. He loves learning new things every day, enjoys spending time with friends and family, and helping others when needed.
Jaylon Thomas is a senior broadcast journalist student from a military family. That experience has given Thomas the opportunity to live in and experience much of the nation, giving him a love for the various human stories that can be told. Thomas is also passionate about movies, games, and the entertainment business. After graduation, he plans to work in production for a news or sports outlet. When he's not working at Carolina News he can be found in his home being an absolute homebody.
Jeremiah Weaver discovered his enthusiasm for sports broadcasting over 20 years ago while playing basketball at Hawaii Pacific University. Realizing he lacked the physical talent to pursue sports as a profession, he still possessed the passion to be involved by telling players' stories. He spent more than 21 years in the U.S. Army, Weaver was deployed eight times which included Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, and Kuwait to name a few. Currently, Weaver freelance's for WACH Fox 57 high school football sports zone each Friday. He also is a co-host of UofSC's sports radio show, "The Countdown". Weaver will graduate in December of 2021.
Julie Crosby is a fourth year multimedia journalism student from Charleston, South Carolina. As a former South Carolina State House intern, Crosby is particularly invested in writing stories that combine her passion for politics and education. She hopes to tell the stories of educators who are advocating for continued policy improvement for students in South Carolina. In her free time, Crosby enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
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 new journalist.
Mackenzie "Ken" Patterson is a senior multimedia journalism and studio art student from Greenville, South Carolina. They are passionate about the environment and human rights and will use that passion to pursue a JD in environmental law. On campus Patterson has worked as the social media coordinator for Sustainable Carolina and continued that work off campus as a social media intern for the Post Landfill Action Network. Outside of journalism, they enjoy gardening, painting, and gaming with family.
Meghan Hurley is an aspiring multimedia journalist in her senior year from Raleigh, North Carolina. As a young girl, she established an unwavering passion for storytelling, especially for the underdog. Her passion has translated into a general life approach of empathy, and patience, but more importantly, resilience. She depends on her love for human connection to aid her creative approach as she strives to bring a modern twist to her craft. Hurley’s personal work highlights her innate ability to tether thoughts to reality as she dives into discussions of mental health and relationships through an imaginative lens.
Michaela Catoe is an aspiring multimedia journalist from Columbia, South Carolina. She has served as a news writer and the engagement director of UofSC's college newspaper, The Daily Gamecock. She is involved on-campus as the vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists where the theme is "Black Stories Matter". She wants to give a voice to the voiceless and ensure marginalized people have a chance to be heard. Catoe is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and enjoys singing, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
Morgan Jackson is an aspiring sports reporter from Spartanburg, South Carolina, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. Amid the pandemic, Jackson served as an intern for FOX Sports 1400, a radio station that covers Upstate area sports. She has also worked with USC Upstate Athletics, where her work was featured on ESPN+. Over the summer Jackson served as the sports intern for WSPA 7News in Spartanburg. Currently, Jackson works with WLTX-TV covering high school football. In her free time Jackson enjoys working out, cooking and trying new restaurants.
Nate Shirley is a multimedia journalist student from Charleston, South Carolina graduating in May. He spent the 2021 summer as the social media intern for the Hall Management Group, writing blog and Instagram posts for Halls Chophouse Columbia. Shirley has also worked for The Daily Gamecock as a sports reporter covering a wide variety of events including football, baseball and tennis. He hopes to report for a professional or collegiate sports team as a beat writer.
Nick Sullivan is a senior multimedia journalist and former managing editor of his college paper, The Daily Gamecock. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, his favorite part of the job is fostering connections among readers. When the pandemic sent him home, he created his own local newspaper, The Strange Times, in order to bring stories of positivity and perseverance to his community. He has also worked as an editorial intern at Cincinnati CityBeat and a projects intern at The State.
Noah Patheja is a sports journalist from Aiken, South Carolina. Sports has always been a major part of Noah's life even though he's the only member of his family who isn't pursuing a medical career. He wrote for the sports section of the University of South Carolina's student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock. He currently works as a contributor for The Spurs Up Show, a blog that covers University of South Carolina athletics. He hopes to cover either the NFL or the NHL as a journalist.
Olivia Brown is a senior Broadcast Journalism student from Charleston, South Carolina. With a passion for the ever-evolving world of higher education, she aspires to pursue a career in administration in higher education and student affairs. Brown hopes to creatively combine her education from the UofSC school of communications with her passion to advance the realm of college education.
Owen Duffy is a senior Broadcast Journalism student from Charleston, South Carolina. He has aways been interested in live sports production and hopes to one day work as a producer or reporter for one of his favorite professional sports teams. He has worked as an Orientation Leader at USC, which greatly helped his communication confidence and directive skills. In his spare time, Duffy enjoys working on music production and free-styling.
Robbie Greenwald is an aspiring marketing director from Charlotte, North Carolina. He wishes to produce content for companies that effectively communicate ideas and reach the widest audiences possible. He has worked as head photo editor of the Daily Gamecock, a university newspaper, and has received awards for his coverage of protests and sporting events. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and playing basketball.
Sebastian Lee is a senior Multimedia Journalism student from Graniteville, SC. Before Carolina News and Reporter, he has worked with the Daily Gamecock in both the news and arts and culture sections. He enjoys working with data and the reporting on the economy. Lee is a huge film buff and spends a lot of his free time at the movies or watching movies at home. He also minored in film and media studies. While he hopes to one day report on more serious news, Lee would be just as happy working for Rolling Stone magazine.
Sheila Paz is a senior multimedia journalism student from Columbia, South Carolina. She has interned with WACH Fox 57. For Paz writing comes second nature and wants to write for a lifestyle magazine in the fashion industry. In her free time, she can be found working at Trader Joe's or at home working on upcycling thrifted clothes.
Stratton White is a senior broadcast journalism student from Detroit, Michigan. His experience includes risk management and running social media for the UofSC Club Gymnastics team, as well as occasional street reporting for SGTV. White enjoys covering legal, political and social issues that affect his community, and he intends to attend law school after graduation.