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STAFF

Editorial

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Riley Runnells

Riley is a senior studying Journalism with double specializations in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Entertainment Journalism, as well as certificates in Diversity Studies, LGBTQ+ Studies and Strategic Leadership. Riley is the editor-in-chief at Thread Magazine and the culture editor at The Post. Upon graduation, Riley hopes to work in the magazine industry.


MANAGING EDITOR

Cristina Formichelli

Cristina is a senior studying Journalism News & Information with a minor in Communication Studies & a certificate in Diversity Studies. Cristina is a current freelance writer for Cleveland Magazine & wants to be an editor after graduation.


DEPUTY EDITOR

Sarah Donaldson

Sarah is studying Journalism News & Information with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in Social Media. Sarah lived In Washington D.C. while she interned at ABC News on the White House and Congress teams. Sarah previously freelanced and interned for The Columbus Dispatch, The Athens NEWS and The Butler Eagle. Here at Ohio University, Sarah is an anchor, reporter and producer for Newswatch on WOUB and has also previously held editorial roles at The New Political. Upon graduation, Sarah plans on working as a reporter, covering either political, technology or rural communities.


COPY AND RESEARCH EDITOR

Bre Offenberger

Bre is a senior studying Journalism News and Information. Bre is the managing editor of The Post and currently freelance’s for a music PR firm called Evergreen Entertainment. After graduation, Bre is moving for an internship where she will continue working in music PR most likely.  


DEPARTMENT EDITOR & WRITER

Halle Dray

Halle is a senior studying Journalism News & Information. Halle edits all of the IYN department and coaches writers. Upon graduation, Halle plans to explore different facets of journalism besides the classic 24-hour news cycle. Halle also is interested in publishing, writing for museums and galleries, and writing an independent (fiction or non-fiction) short story collection.


DEPARTMENT EDITOR

Sophia Englehart

Sophia is a senior studying Journalism News and Information with a minor in history and specialization in anthropology. Upon graduation, Sophia plans to work as either a magazine editor or an educator.  


DEPARTMENT EDITOR

Gabby Hayes

Gabby is a Journalism News & Information major with tracks in Womens, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Marketing, and will receive a Social Media certificate. Gabby was copy chief at Variant Magazine for three years before taking on an associate position. Alongside Variant, Gabby was assistant copy chief at Backdrop Magazine and on the culture staff of The Post. Gabby also spent three months interning at the Columbus Radio Group on their event staff and now holds a social media intern position at Ohio University Admissions. Upon graduation, Gabby plans on moving out of state and looking for editing jobs.


DEPARTMENT EDITOR

Abby Miller

Abby is a senior studying Journalism and Political Science with a certificate in Political Communication. Abby is the editor-and-chief of The Post and previously interned at Matter News in Columbus, Ohio, and The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington. After graduation, Abby hopes to become a reporter and produce quality journalism that informs people about their communities and government.


Writers

WRITER

Aaron Brandenberg

Aaron is a senior studying Journalism News & Information with minors in Economics and History. Aaron wrote for a college publication named Speakeasy Magazine and now does some coding for The Post. Aaron plans on finding a job related to either documentaries or business writing.


WRITER

Lexi Potopsky

Lexi is a Journalism News & Information major with a minor in Sports Management. Lexi is currently a writer for The Odyssey and interned as a sports writer throughout the football season. Lexi has no set plans upon graduation but would love to get a job our of state writing for a newspaper.


WRITER

Scott Thomas

Scott is a Journalism News & Information major and works as SID for Ohio Athletics.


WRITER & DESIGNER

Salem Parker

Salem is a senior studying Journalism News & Information with a minor and specialization in Political Science. Salem previously worked as an intern for Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative and hopes to work in non-profit organizations that support local communities or in political activist and advocacy organizations pushing for better policies.   


Digital

SITE EDITOR

Madalyn Johnson

Madalyn is a senior studying Journalism News & Information with a minor in Marketing. Madalyn was previously a Marketing Intern for Bowen ECM Solutions. Upon graduation, she will be working at Insight Global starting as a recruiter.


HEAD MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Bo Kuhn 

Bo is a Journalism News & Information major pursuing the Scripps School Podcasting Certificate with specializations in Media and Political Science.


MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Andrew Allison

Andrew is a Journalism News & Information major and is a broadcaster for the Ohio University Women’s Basketball team.  


MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Claire Geary

Claire is a Journalism major focused in sports broadcasting. This past summer, Claire interned with Bally Sports Great Lakes and plans to get a job in sports upon graduation.


MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Samantha Garcia

Samantha is a senior studying Journalism News & Information with a specialization in Sports Broadcasting. Samantha works with the OHIO Hockey team as the color commentator. After graduation, Samantha plans to move back to Chicago and work for a Chicago based sports team.


MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Ben Wielgopolski

Ben is a Journalism major and works with Bobcat Showcase and Hardwood Heros at WOUB. Upon graduation, Ben plans on getting a Master’s in Coaching Education and Ohio University.


SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

Jordan Schmitt

Jordan is a Journalism News & Information major with a minor in Sociology, specializations in African American Studies and a certificate in Diversity Studies. Jordan is currently the editor-and-chief of Variant Magazine and works for the Ohio University Communications & Social Media team. Jordan also worked for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as a Journalism Intern.


Creative

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Lauren McCain

Lauren is a Journalism News & Information major with a specialization and certificate in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Lauren loves writing and designing stories for magazines and has worked as Social Media Coordinator for Nelsonville Music Festival, and as an intern at Mynorth Media. Lauren also has written content for Traverse Magazine and was columns editor for ACRN on campus for 2 years. Upon graduation, Lauren’s plans are to write and raise awareness about women’s chronic health struggles.


PHOTO EDITOR

Carrie Legg

Carrie is a junior studying Photojournalism. Carrie has been working at The Post for 3 years and is currently the staff photographer. Upon graduation, Carrie hopes to get a job wherever she can.


PHOTO EDITOR

Emi Baron

Emi is a Journalism News & Information major specializing in Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies and will graduate with a certificate in Diversity Studies. Emi is also an artist and photographer, writing a couple of stories for SEO, and hosts a weekly radio show on ACRN.


FACULTY ADVISOR

Dr. Elizabeth Meyers Hendrickson

Dr. Elizabeth Meyers Hendrickson is an Associate Professor at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and she is a big fan of this region, even though she grew up in Northeast Ohio.