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  • Micaela Wendell

    Micaela Wendell

    Micaela is a copy editor turned reporter who brings the passion for prose to any story she writes. Her love for travel, the environment and pop culture drive her to pursue features that help readers explore the world.

    Micaela is a copy editor turned reporter who brings the passion for prose to any story she writes. Her love for travel, the environment and pop culture drive her to pursue features that help readers explore the world.

  • Brandon Knapp

    Brandon Knapp

    A student of journalism and and political science, Brandon believes that the art of accountability journalism is essential to a well-functioning democracy.

    A student of journalism and and political science, Brandon believes that the art of accountability journalism is essential to a well-functioning democracy.

  • Robert McCachren

    Robert McCachren

    From hockey to rugby, to basketball among other sports, Robert McCachren has broadcast his fair share of games. He wants to paint the picture of what is happening on the field, rink or in the community.

    From hockey to rugby, to basketball and other sports, Robert McCachren has broadcast his fair share of games. He wants to paint the picture of what is happening on the field, rink or in the community.

  • Kelsey Barnette

    Kelsey Barnette

    Kelsey Barnette grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  She has been interested and involved in sports her entire life.  Her dream is to become a sideline reporter for a professional sports team or to work for a sports broadcasting network.  

    Kelsey Barnette grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  She has been interested and involved in sports her entire life.  Her dream is to become a sideline reporter for a professional sports team or to work for a sports broadcasting network.  

  • Parker King

    Parker King

    A Virginia native, Parker has always had a passion for storytelling leading her to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Her appreciation for people is what makes her continue to share their stories.

    A Virginia native, Parker has always had a passion for storytelling leading her to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. Her appreciation for people is what makes her continue to share their stories.

  • Tiffany Lewis

    Tiffany Lewis

    Most at home in a big crowd, Tiffany enjoys reporting on entertainment and lifestyle events. She loves traveling and discovering new people and their cultures. For her, the most exciting part of the job is finding stories in unlikely places.

    Most at home in a big crowd, Tiffany enjoys reporting on entertainment and lifestyle events. She loves traveling and discovering new people and their cultures. For her, the most exciting part of the job is finding stories in unlikely places.

  • Nicole Lopes

    Nicole Lopes

    Nicole has pictured herself reporting sports for as long as she could remember. She hopes to become someone you start seeing on the sideline for all those big games!

  • Justine Palis

    Justine Palis

    Justine is excited to start her career as a producer in a large market. She is striving to land a job back in her home city of Philadelphia and looks forward to the adventures ahead. 

    Justine is excited to start her career as a producer in a large market. She is striving to land a job back in her home city of Philadelphia and looks forward to the adventures ahead. 

  • Andrea Esselman

    Andrea Esselman

    Be a great listener, then a great storyteller Hometown: Aiken, SC Minor: Media Arts Journalism Aspirations: Lead anchor for a major network Andrea has lived in many places but calls Aiken, South Carolina home. Her experience living in a variety of places, along with her love for travel, has exposed her to all sorts of cultures and lifestyles. A quick glance at Andrea will show a warm smile and a friendly personality, but a deeper look will reveal her strong work ethic, attention ...

    Andrea loves a great story. She hopes to use all she has learned at USC to provide well-told news to all who need to hear. Andrea has a wide range of experience, including multimedia web production, videography, and photography.

  • Nathan Elliott

    Nathan Elliott

    Nathan is a native of South Carolina, but hopes to one day work abroad in news. Through his previous experiences in news and traveling, he hopes to one day do both, together.

    Nathan is a native of South Carolina, but hopes to one day work abroad in news. Through his previous experiences in news and traveling, he hopes to one day do both, together.

  • Hayley Anders

    Hayley Anders

    Telling the story of the day through creative design and active storytelling-- that's how Hayley views producing. Her work experiences with the Carolina Panthers and KARE 11 News have molded her into a dynamic and thoughtful producer. Hayley hopes to one day become an executive producer for NBC Nightly News.

    Telling the story of the day through creative design and active storytelling — that's how Hayley views producing. Her work experiences with the Carolina Panthers and KARE 11 News have molded her into a dynamic producer.

  • Michelle Zhu

    Michelle Zhu

    Hometown: Anderson, SC Cognate: Chinese Studies Journalism Aspiration: news anchor for a local or network morning show. One Adventurous Move at a Time  Michelle is from Anderson, SC. Her decision to pursue journalism began when she was part of the high school news team senior year. Her instructor, an alumnus of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism, spread his enthusiasm for the industry. Since then, Michelle’s excitement for storytelling has only height...

    Michelle found a love for storytelling and interviewing to find things untold but worth sharing. She's always been adventurous, whether she's trying new foods or traveling great distances. Michelle looks forward to where ambition will lead in a career.

  • Bryan Solomon

    Bryan Solomon

    Bryan Solomon dreams of being one of the leading talk show hosts in America. He was raised in the heart of the media world — New York. He is a true raconteur, and loves to be behind the microphone or in front of the camera sharing stories to the world.  Bryan hopes that one day he can be one of the leading voices in talk radio and television, being heard all over America. 

    Bryan Solomon dreams of being one of the leading talk show hosts in America. He was raised in the heart of the media world — New York. He is a true raconteur and loves to be behind the microphone or in front of the camera.

  • Brailey Johnson

    Brailey Johnson

    Reporting:  Giving the Voiceless a Voice Hometown: Irmo, S.C. Minor: Dance Journalism Aspirations: Reporter Brailey is from a small town right outside of Columbia, but the size of her town never limited the size of her curiosity.  Brailey grew up respecting the role and responsibility that news plays in society, and wanted to be a part of it in some way.  Growing up in a family of 6, she was used to hearing different points of view, and learned to value the opi...

    Though Brailey comes from a small town, she always had a curiosity for things outside of her surroundings.  She grew up respecting the role of news in society, and always wanted to a part of it somehow.

  • Brodie Putz

    Brodie Putz

    Brodie Putz can research and tell any story, in any format, for any audience. He believes journalistic integrity and evocative storytelling are not exclusive. With his first internship at just 14-years-old, he's garnered experience covering sports, politics, and culture.

    Brodie Putz can research and tell any story, in any format, for any audience. He believes journalistic integrity and evocative storytelling are not exclusive. Since his first internship, he has covered sports, politics and culture.

  • Taylor Halle

    Taylor Halle

    After Taylor picked up her first Teen Vogue in the sixth grade, she knew she would be a fashion and lifestyle writer. Her favorite part of journalism is having the opportunity to find a unique story within every individual she interviews.

    After Taylor picked up her first Teen Vogue in the sixth grade, she knew she would be a fashion and lifestyle writer. She loves having the opportunity to find a unique story within every individual she interviews.

  • Caitlin Mathias

    Caitlin Mathias

    Caitlin enjoys creating unique and visually interesting stories by using her skills as a media artist and combining them with traditional news values of a journalist.

  • Kyle Vuille

    Kyle Vuille

    As a kid, Kyle Vuille was always in motion. He was never big on team sports, but riding bicycles and skateboarding took root early in his life and played a vital role in his upbringing. The individuality and nature of cycling and skating mirrors the creativity he brings to writing s...

    Up-and-coming multimedia journalist Kyle Vuille is always looking for an opportunity to give the people a voice. Vuille hopes to work at a newspapers doing feature articles or a lifestyle magazine with a focus on travel and adventure.

  • Parks Beson

    Parks Beson

    Throughout the years, Parks Beson sight has been set on becoming a sports columnist for a major newspaper. He has written for many college papers, covering numerous events ranging from sports to politics.

    Throughout the years, Parks Beson sight has been set on becoming a sports columnist for a major newspaper. He has written for many college papers and has covered numerous events ranging from sports to politics.

  • Joseph Crevier

    Joseph Crevier

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    Joseph's love for sports began as a child, while playing football. He's served as The Daily Gamecock's sports editor and as an intern for Lakers Nation. Now, he hopes to have a career in law enforcement or the military after graduation.

  • Nic Jones

    Nic Jones

    A native of the Palmetto State, loves the roles of being a journalist and having the opportunity to tell other peoples’ stories. Growing up from the small town of Reidville, where there are more cows than people, to spending the last four years in a metropolitan city, Nic understands the different cultures that come along with living in a rural and city environment.

    A native of the Palmetto State, loves the roles of being a journalist and having the opportunity to tell other peoples’ stories whether it be in the sports arena or out in the everyday world.

  • Jessica Hosey

    Jessica Hosey

    With interests ranging from music to beauty and style Jessica has always been multifaceted. She hopes to make social media a lifestyle and become an Entertainment Reporter.

    With interests ranging from music to beauty and style Jessica has always been multifaceted. She hopes to make social media a lifestyle and become an entertainment reporter.

  • Danielle Williams

    Danielle Williams

    Since an early age, Danielle Williams has always had a passion for sports. She wants to combine her interests of television and sports to become a sports anchor or reporter for a sports organization or network.

    Since an early age, Danielle Williams has always had a passion for sports. She wants to combine her interests of television and sports to become a sports anchor or reporter for a sports organization or network.

  • Brian Principe

    Brian Principe

    Brian enjoys painting a picture for the listener. Whether living his dream doing play-by-play for a game or out in the field reporting, he always strives to tell the hidden stories of those he covers.

    Brian enjoys painting a picture for the listener. Whether living his dream doing play-by-play for a game or out in the field reporting, he always strives to tell the hidden stories of those he covers.

  • Jada Williams

    Jada Williams

    Jada is a South Carolina naive with a passion for connecting every day people with the world. She hopes to one day report or even anchor for a network news station.

    Jada is a a South Carolina native with a passion for connecting every day people with the world. She hopes to one day report or even anchor for a network news station.

  • Danielle Kennedy

    Danielle Kennedy

    From a small-town in the Piedmont area to the Capital City, Danielle Kennedy is reaching for the stars and planning on making a home among them.

    Danielle is reaching for the stars and planning on making a home among them. From research & reporting to production she has experience in it all but is seeking mastery to reach out to the world. 

  • Princess Ruff

    Princess Ruff

    Princess loves all things video production! She wants to inspire girls & young women around the world to believe in themselves.

    Princess loves to capture the lives of others through video! She wants to use her talents to inspire girls & young women around the world to believe in themselves.

  • Jeffrey Griffin

    Jeffrey Griffin

    Hometown: Chapin, SC Minor: Sport and Entertainment Management Journalism aspiration: Reporter for major sports publication Jeffrey Griffin has always enjoyed three things: writing, exploring and sports. He grew up in Chapin, South Carolina and has always tried to satisfy and unquenchable sense of adventure. He has lived in the Republic of Korea and served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn while deployed to Iraq with as a staff sergeant in the United States A...

    Jeffrey plans on building on his experience in the military to pursue a passion of writing about sports. He loves writing and reporting about most sports and dreams of writing for a major sports team/publication.

  • Collyn Taylor

    Collyn Taylor

    From baseball games in historic venues or football games across the SEC, Collyn Taylor has made his rounds to press boxes across the Southeast.

    From baseball games in historic venues or football games across the SEC, Collyn Taylor has made his rounds to press boxes across the Southeast.

  • Stan Smith

    Stan Smith

    Watching and reporting sports has been a life-long dream of Stan Smith, and he hopes to become the next great voice in sports broadcasting.

    Watching and reporting sports has been a life-long dream of Stan Smith, and he hopes to become the next great voice in sports broadcasting.

  • Lindsey Hodges

    Lindsey Hodges

    With interests in crime and politics, Hodges wants to write stories that stir change and affect lives. 

    With interests in crime and politics, Hodges wants to write stories that stir change and affect lives. There isn't a story too big or too small for her to handle. 

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