The Daily Iowan

2018-2019 Staff

Gage Miskimen

Editor in Chief

Email: [email protected] Twitter: gagemisky Gage Miskimen is the current Editor in Chief at The Daily Iowan. He has worked at the DI all four years of his college career, starting out as a news reporter covering ci...

Marissa Payne

Managing Editor

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @marissa42_ Marissa Payne is the Managing Editor of The Daily Iowan. She started working at the DI her freshman year as a news reporter covering the UI administration and Iowa Boar...

Katelyn Weisbrod

Managing Editor

  Email: [email protected] Twitter: @katelyn_eliz Katelyn Weisbrod is the Managing Editor at The Daily Iowan. Katelyn is a senior at the University of Iowa and has been a part of the DI since her freshman year....

Lily Smith

Visual Arts Director

Lily Smith is the Visual Arts Director at the DI. She is a junior journalism and political science student from Des Moines, IA. She has worked at the DI since January of 2017, beginning as a staff photojournalist, serving as photo...

Kayli Reese

News Editor

Kayli Reese is currently one of the news editors at the DI. This is her third year at the University of Iowa & working for the DI. She worked as a news reporter her freshman year & the first semester of sophomore year,...

Brooklyn Draisey

News Editor

Brooklyn Draisey is one of the News Editors of the DI. She started out at the DI her freshmen year as a News Reporter, where she wrote about a variety of topics.

Mackenzy Cooper

TV News Director

Mackenzy Cooper is the News Director at DITV. She began as a reporter her sophomore year covering a wide variety of subjects from politics to human interest stories. Later that year she began producing and anchoring while also...

Lucy Rohden

TV Sports Director

Lucy Rohden is entering her third year at the DI and at the University of Iowa. Lucy is one the current TV Sports Directors for the DI and is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During her three years at the DI, Lucy has...

Beau Bowman

TV Sports Director

Beau Bowman is one of the TV Sports Directors for DITV. He is a senior studying journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa and plans to graduate in December 2018. Previously he has covered the Hawkeye football...

Sarah Watson

Politics Editor

Twitter: @K_5mydearwatson Sarah Watson is the current Politics Editor at the DI, coordinating breaking news and in-depth coverage of Iowa politics. She reported on UI Student Government and Iowa politics as a reporter her freshman year....

Naomi Hofferber

Arts Editor

Twitter: @NaomiSHofferber Naomi Hofferber is the current Arts Editor at the DI, and a third year University of Iowa student. She has been with the DI since the start of her freshman year, serving as a news reporter coverin...

Adam Hensley

Pregame Editor

Adam Hensley is the current Pregame Editor at the DI, covering football, men's basketball, and baseball. Formerly the DI Sports Editor, Hensley has been on staff for all four years of his time at the University of Iowa, covering...

Pete Ruden

Sports Editor

Pete Ruden is the Sports Editor at the DI, where he has worked since the beginning of his college career. He has covered a variety of sports at the DI, including football, men's basketball, baseball, wrestling, and men's tennis....

Anna Kayser

Assistant Sports Editor

Anna Kayser is currently the Assistant Sports Editor and a football reporter at the DI. She began her college career as a news reporter before moving to the Politics team with a focus on the work of Sen. Chuck Grassley. In her...

Lucee Laursen

Opinions Editor

Lucee is currently the Opinions Editor at the DI. She has worked for the DI for three semesters. Prior to being the Opinions Editor, she was a columnist in the Opinions section. Lucee began her position as opinions editor in...

Katina Zentz

Photo Editor

Katina Zentz is a photo editor at the DI. She is a junior at the University of Iowa and transferred from the Ringling College of Art and Design where she studied filmmaking. Katina now studies journalism and art and continues...

Nick Rohlman

Photo Editor

Nick Rohlman is one of the photo editors at the DI. In addition to his experience as a photojournalist, he has a background in commercial photography and videography. Nick is a student of economics at the University of Iowa College...

Roman Slabach

Films Director

Roman Slabach is currently the Films Director at the DI. He Started his freshman year working on the films team and he also worked on the Snapchat team producing content. His favorite video he has worked on was shooting the annual...

Sarah Stortz

Arts Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: _ssto Sarah Stortz is currently a digital producer and arts reporter at the DI. She is currently a junior at the University of Iowa from Waterloo, IA. She has been at the DI since January ...

James Geerdes

Sports Reporter

James “Jim” Geerdes is a sports reporter, digital producer, and designer. He is currently  a sophomore. He spent his freshman year covering wresting, softball, and rowing, while also designing for the print newspaper.

Elianna Novitch

Politics Reporter

Charles Peckman

News Reporter

Email: [email protected] Twitter: @charlespeckman Currently, Charles is a digital producer and news reporter. Previously, Charles has served as the news editor, general assignment reporter, and sustainability reporter. Charles ...