Staff List

The Editorial Board, which writes unsigned editorial content and is considered the voice of The Temple News, includes the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Supervising Editor, Enterprise Editor and Opinion Editor.

All staff members are students of Temple University, either undergraduate, graduate or in any of the school’s many, varied professional programs. Our readership includes university students and staff, parents, alumni and surrounding community members. We eagerly accept letters, artwork or other submissions from any readers, regardless of affiliation to Temple, at letters@temple-news.com.

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Michaela Winberg
Editor-in-Chief

Michaela Winberg is thrilled to be the editor-in-chief of The Temple News, marking her third year on staff at Temple’s award-winning, independent student press. Michaela is a senior journalism major with a history minor, and she’s worked at local news outlets like the Philadelphia Inquirer and Billy Penn as well as a storytelling podcast called Story Shuffle. Michaela covered the Democratic National Convention when it came to Philadelphia in 2016, and this summer she traveled to South Africa, where she completed an enterprise reporting project on LGBT life in the country. When she’s not reporting, you can find Michaela practicing with Temple’s women’s ultimate frisbee team. She can be reached at editor@temple-news.com

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Grace Shallow
Managing Editor

Grace Shallow, a junior journalism major, is the current Managing Editor. She is also interning for The Philadelphia Inquirer this fall and has worked at publications like WHYY’s PlanPhilly and London-based Alphr.com. Her favorite topics to write about include health, addiction and general human interest stories — she often says everyone has a story to tell, but you just have to ask the right questions to figure it out. And she loves coffee, like every other functioning journalist. Feel free to reach out to her at grace.shallow@temple.edu.

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Jenny Roberts
Supervising Editor

Jenny Roberts is the current Supervising Editor. She is a senior journalism and political science major, minoring in art history. She has interned for the Reading Eagle, a newspaper in Berks County, as well as the online publication Talk Media News, for which she covered the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Some of her favorite topics to report on include politics, education, art and culture. Most of the time, you can find her having an existential crisis in The Temple News’ office. However, she can also be reached at jenny.roberts@temple.edu.

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Julie Christie
Enterprise Editor

Julie Christie is The Temple News’ Enterprise Editor and a junior journalism major with a minor in criminal justice. She was previously the News Editor and Crime Beat reporter at TTN. She has interned at The Reentry Project, a Philadelphia-based media collaborative that focused reporting on prisoner reentry in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Julie likes to go through spreadsheets and databases to look for stories or big ideas and then she’ll make something to help other people understand it. She also has a passion for the Freedom of Information Act and public access. Her idea of relaxation is making loaded home fries and reading different editions of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Email her tips, ideas or questions at julie.christie@temple.edu.

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Email the News Editors at news@temple-news.com

Gillian McGoldrick
News Editor

Gillian McGoldrick is the News Editor at The Temple News, just returning from an internship at The Week Digital in London, England. She is driven by news, with a special interest in solutions journalism from a prior internship at civic-engagement focused The Philadelphia Citizen. She is one of the winningest student journalists in the country, including awards like Best Philadelphian in Philadelphia magazine’s “Best of Philly” edition and the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism from the University of Oregon. She loves to talk about politics and puppies. She can be reached at gillian.mcgoldrick@temple.edu

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Kelly Brennan
Assistant News Editor

Kelly Brennan, a sophomore journalism major, is the assistant News Editor. She was the community beat reporter for the news section last year. Kelly likes writing stories about the university’s interaction with the surrounding North Philadelphia community. In her free time, you’ll most likely find her watching horror movies and redecorating her room. You can reach her at kelly.brennan@temple.edu.

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Email the Opinion Editor at letters@temple-news.com

Jayna Schaffer
Opinion Editor

Jayna Schaffer, a sophomore journalism major, is the current Opinion Editor. She has interned for Savvy Media, which is based in Barcelona, Spain, and she has written and anchored for Update Ahora. Jayna loves writing opinion columns on just about anything. J. D. Salinger is her favorite writer, and she’s constantly motivated by a quote from his novel, The Catcher in the Rye, “You’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there.” She can be reached at jayna.alexandra.schaffer@temple.edu.

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Email the Features Editors at features@temple-news.com

Emily Scott
Features Editor

Emily Scott is the current Features Editor of The Temple News. She’s a senior journalism major with a history minor and is currently interning with Philadelphia’s NPR-affiliate station, WHYY. Emily was also Features Editor during the 2016-17 school year. She has written for other news outlets in Philadelphia including 88.5 WXPN’s The Key, JUMP Philly and Generocity. She’s also spent time in Dublin, Ireland covering the city’s immigrant and refugee population. Emily enjoys reporting on community news and social inequity in Philadelphia. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find her biking in Philadelphia or planning her next trip abroad. Reach out to her at emily.ivy.scott@temple.edu.

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Ian Walker
Assistant Features Editor

Ian Walker, a sophomore journalism and information science & technology major, is the assistant features editor. He loves to dive into unfamiliar topics and highlight exceptional people within the Temple community. When he isn’t obsessively reading Twitter, Ian likes to play the drums and piano. He can be reached at ian.walker@temple.edu or @ian_walker12 on Twitter.

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Email the Sports Editors at sports@temple-news.com

Evan Easterling
Sports Editor

Evan Easterling is a junior journalism major with minors in sport management and environmental studies from West Orange, New Jersey. He freelanced for The Progress in New Jersey during Summer 2017 and is interning for The Philadelphia Inquirer in Fall 2017. He has also covered Philadelphia Catholic League sports for Philly Sports Digest and shot photos for The Temple News. Contact him at evan.easterling@temple.edu.

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Tom Ignudo
Assistant Sports Editor

Tom Ignudo, a senior journalism major, is the current Assistant Sports Editor. In the 2017 Spring semester, he interned at CSNPhilly.com. He’s also a contributor for Philly Sports Digest and FanSided websites, The Sixer Sense and Inside The Iggles. His favorite stories to write and read about are longer in-depth feature stories on athletes. He’s usually tweeting bad sports takes on Twitter @Ignudo5 — so feel free to argue with him or follow along for Temple and Philadelphia sports related content. You can also reach him at thomas.ignudo@temple.edu.

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Amanda Lien
Copy Editor

Amanda Lien is a junior journalism major and a copy editor at The Temple News. She is also the TSG beat reporter and an editorial intern at The New York Observer. Her favorite stories to write involve interesting people, important events and compelling stories. She believes the best journalists are empathetic, compassionate and objective. You can usually find her at her desk in the newsroom or playing with her neighbor’s dog. Talk to her anytime at amanda.lien@temple.edu.

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Patrick Bilow
Copy Editor

Patrick Bilow, a sophomore journalism major, is a Copy Editor. As a reporter, he has written for his hometown newspaper, The Malone Telegram, and for The Temple News’ features section. He prefers to work on profile pieces and his favorite part about writing is being able to tell the stories of interesting people. His love for food, travel and music is often reflected in the stories he writes. You can reach Patrick at patrick.bilow@temple.edu.

Email the Multimedia and Photo Editors at photo@temple-news.com

Abbie Lee
Co-Multimedia Editor

Abbie Lee, a junior media studies and production major, is the Co-Multimedia Editor. She has worked in news production since middle school and, having worked at The Temple News since freshman year, is excited to continue to bring information to the public. Other than news, she is passionate about animals — specifically dogs. She spends her free time dogsitting, reading and exploring the city. You can reach her at abbie@temple.edu for news or pup-related reasons.

Ian Schobel
Co-Multimedia Editor

Ian Schobel, a senior media studies and production major, is a Co-Multimedia Editor. He prides himself on his versatility, having produced videos for local bands, industrial designers and an international nonprofit organization, and recently spent 8 months interning for a critically acclaimed documentary director. He loves working in Philadelphia and particularly enjoys documenting the impact of Temple students on the city, but is biding his time until he can one day shed his metropolitan lifestyle for a cabin in the mountains and a few dogs. He can be reached at ianschobel@temple.edu

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Sydney Schaefer
Photo Editor

Sydney Schaefer, a senior journalism major, is the current Photo Editor at The Temple News. She has always loved images and storytelling, but fell back in love with the art of photography her freshman year of college when her then-roommate taught her how to shoot film and print in the dark room. Finding a niche was hard, but she hopes to be able to pursue a career as a photojournalist upon graduation. Along with being on staff, she is also interning at Billy Penn this fall. Most likely to be amped up on coffee. Sydney can be reached at sydney.schaefer@temple.edu

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Jamie Cottrell
Assistant Photo Editor

Jamie Cottrell, a junior communications studies major, is The Temple News’ current Assistant Photo Editor. She is also enrolled in Temple’s Army ROTC program. Her favorite subject to shoot is sports, and her favorite part of working for the paper is having the opportunity to meet and shoot diverse people and topics across Philadelphia — especially when dogs are involved. jamie.cottrell@temple.edu

Email the Design Editors at design@temple-news.com

Sasha Lasakow
Design Editor

Sasha Lasakow is a senior advertising major with a concentration in art direction and is the current Design Editor at The Temple News. As a designer with a focus on sustainability and social good, she is interested in the point of intersection between the arts and humanitarian world and wants to explore the ways in which communication can contribute to larger social change. When she’s not staring at InDesign, she’s probably bowling. To find out her average (it’s low) or talk design, feel free to reach her at sasha.lasakow@temple.edu.

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Courtney Redmon
Designer

Courtney Redmon is addicted to making things. A senior journalism major and art minor, she’s heavily interested in visual communication studies, and has been studying memes for academic purposes (seriously). When she’s not designing for The Temple News, she’s probably designing for the Fox School of Business, or creating things for Lia Diagnostics, a female-lead start-up working to bring the first and only flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test to market. If you look up “coffee junkie” in the dictionary, you’ll probably find a picture of her tired-eyed face. Drop her a line at courtney.redmon@temple.edu.

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Greta Anderson
Designer

Greta Anderson is a junior print and web designer for The Temple News with an interest in data journalism and international reporting. With experience in HTML, CSS and JavaScript markup languages through her classes and latest research internship in Washington, D.C., Greta is intrigued by large data sets and interactive visualizations and recently took up photography. She is double-majoring in journalism and Spanish and has a love for Latin American culture. Greta is also a peer writing tutor at the Fox School of Business Communications Center where she edits the crap out of business students’ papers and provides constructive criticism. Hablale (talk to her) at greta.anderson@temple.edu.

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Email the Advertising, Business and Marketing departments at advertising@temple-news.com

Finnian Saylor
Business and Marketing Manager

Finnian Saylor, a senior advertising major, returns to The Temple News for his fourth year as the Business & Marketing Manager. Previously, he served on staff as the Design Editor, Assistant Design Editor, reporter and photographer. During his time at Temple, he’s found a love for digital marketing, and he plans to grow his skills as an intern at Seer Interactive, a local digital marketing agency. As a freshman, Finnian sang with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and he can often be found singing in the newsroom. You can reach him at finnian.saylor@temple.edu.

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Valentina Wrisley
Assistant Business and Marketing Editor

Valentina Wrisley is a strategic communications major. She is the Assistant Business and Marketing Manager. Currently she also works at the J. Crew in center city and is actively involved in the Temple University chapter of PRSSA. When she is not busy with school and work she can be found exploring Philadelphia and petting dogs.

Mira Wise
Advertising Manager

Mira Wise, the current Advertising Manager at The Temple News, is a senior advertising major and Spanish minor. She has most recently worked for GEICO and TravelPerk in Barcelona, Spain. Her passions are marketing and advertising, she loves to travel and you’ll rarely catch her without a coffee in her hand. Get in touch with her at mira.wise@temple.edu

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