The Editorial Board, which writes unsigned editorial content and is considered the voice of The Temple News, includes the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editors, Chief Copy Editor, Deputy Copy Editor, News Editor, Opinion Editor and Assistant 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 email@example.com.
Editor in Chief
Fallon Roth, a senior journalism major and political science minor, is thrilled to be Editor in Chief of The Temple News. This is her fourth year with The Temple News, having served as Digital Managing Editor last year. Fallon spent the summer interning with Billy Penn at WHYY, and will continue to freelance for them during the year. She interned at Moment Magazine in the fall. Fallon has also served as Social Media Director for Her Campus Media’s Temple chapter for two years. In her free time, you can find Fallon listening to show tunes, Taylor Swift or Fleetwood Mac, searching for the best vegan places in the city or playing her acoustic guitar. Get in touch with Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Merola, a senior journalism major, is thrilled to be returning to The Temple News as a Managing Editor. This is her third year on staff at The Temple News, having previously served as the Print Managing Editor her junior year and Opinion Editor her sophomore year. Julia is also the Co-Campus Correspondent at Her Campus Temple University, a fall intern at WHYY’s Billy Penn, a national writer with Her Campus, and an intern with the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting on the data desk. She is a former intern at Her Campus and The American Prospect. In her free time, you can find her reading, binge-watching reality TV, or going to the beach. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Sarah Frasca, a senior journalism major and environmental studies minor, is excited to serve as a Managing Editor during her second year on staff. She joined The Temple News in her junior year as the Opinion Editor. Sarah spent her summer interning with The Philadelphia Citizen and is also a content writer for Temple’s College of Engineering. She’s passionate about covering anything related to feminism, the environment and health. When she’s not glued to her computer, you can find her making vegetarian recipes, playing with her cats or thrifting with friends. Connect with Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Copy Editor
Samuel O’Neal, a junior journalism major and political science minor, is excited to serve as Chief Copy Editor of The Temple News. This is his third year with The Temple News and his second year on staff, serving as the Assistant Sports Editor last year. Samuel spent the summer interning with the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association, covering state government and politics at the state Capitol building in Harrisburg for five outlets, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and Spotlight PA. When he’s not writing or editing, Samuel enjoys spending time at the beach in North Carolina, traveling or trying out the newest local brewery. Get in touch with Samuel at email@example.com.
Deputy Copy Editor
Brianna Hill, a senior journalism major, is excited to be the Deputy Copy Editor of The Temple News in her first year with the team. This summer, she honed her skills as an intern at WHYY, where she wrote stories for the newsroom, took photographs, and assisted other reporters with research. When she’s not focused on journalism, Brianna spends her time writing song lyrics, working out, and hanging out at the rollerskating rink. Feel free to reach her at Brianna.firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the News Team at email@example.com
Oliver Sabo, a senior journalism major, is happy to serve as the News Editor at The Temple News after serving as a News Staff Writer last semester. He is also the Assistant General Manager at WHIP Radio, Temple’s student-run station. Oliver spent the summer as a News Intern at WWBT/NBC12 in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. In his free time, Oliver enjoys listening to the Grateful Dead, brewing beer or swinging the golf club. Get in touch with Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant News Editor
Sidney Rochnik, a sophomore journalism major, is glad to work as an Assistant News Editor in her first year with the Temple News. She also works as a news host on WHIP Radio, Temple’s student radio. When she’s not working on a story, she loves playing video games, watching hours-long video essays, going to the gym, and exploring nature. Sidney can be reached at email@example.com.
Email the Opinion Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Zeffer, a junior journalism major and public health minor, is delighted to serve as Opinion Editor of The Temple News. This is her first year on staff, initially joining the team as a freelance writer her sophomore year. As an avid beach lover, Claire spent much of the last few years working on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk prior to transferring to Temple. Claire is passionate about pop culture and addiction medicine, and outside of writing and editing, she can often be found participating in extensive beauty regimes, going to concerts and spending time with her friends. Connect with Claire at email@example.com.
Assistant Opinion Editor
Valeria Uribe, a sophomore journalism major and political science minor, is thrilled to take on the role of Assistant Opinion Editor at The Temple News after joining as a freelance writer last year. She works for Temple’s housing and residential department and she is passionate about political activism, women rights, equality and social justice. In her free time, you can find Valeria listening to true crime podcasts, reading a book, backing or shopping with her friends. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email the Features Team at email@example.com
Molly Fiske, a junior Economics major, is excited to return to the Temple News as the Features Editor. Molly began her journey at The Temple News in Fall 2021 as a Freelance Writer and joined the staff Fall of 2022 as the Assistant Opinion Editor. She has a passion for writing and photography. Molly also works as a Visual Merchandiser for URBN’s Reclectic brand and as a writer and editor for Temple’s Fashion Business Editorial Committee. In her free time, she loves going to the beach in her home state of New Jersey and watching soccer. Connect with Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Features Editor
Duay Augustine, a sophomore journalism major minoring in Spanish, is excited to return to The Temple News for his second year as Assistant Features Editor. Duay has also worked as a freelance book reviewer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. In his free time, Duay enjoys reading and baking pastries. Feel free to email Duay at email@example.com.
Email the Sports Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Declan Landis, a junior journalism major, is honored to be the Sports Editor of The Temple News. This is his second year with The Temple News, as he freelanced last year. Declan is also the General Manager of WHIP Radio, a staff writer for OwlScoop.com and a peer advisor at Klein College. When he’s not writing or editing, Declan is watching pro wrestling, finding the best food in Philly with his friends or hosting his Saturday morning radio show. Reach out to Declan at email@example.com.
Assistant Sports Editor
Ryan Mack, a sophomore journalism major and africology minor, is excited to be assistant sport editor for The Temple News. This is his second year with The Temple News, as he freelanced last year. When he is not writing, you can find him watching boston sports, adding to his vinyl collection, reading manga, or working at the Barnes and Noble in Center City. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Sports Editor
Johnny Zawislak, a junior media studies and production major, is excited to be assistant sports editor for The Temple News. This is his second year with The Temple News, as he freelanced last year, and was the field hock and lacrosse beat reporter. When he is not writing or editing Johnny can be found at Citizens Bank Park, as he is also the Philadelphia Phillies visiting team Bat Boy. Reach out to Johnny at email@example.com.
Sports Social Media Manager
Jaison Nieves, a sophomore journalism major, is ecstatic to be the Sports Social Media Manager at the Temple News. This is his second year with The Temple News as he previously freelanced last year covering a variety of sports. When he’s not working he’s stressing over Philly sports teams, listening to vinyl, playing sports and spending time with his family. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email the Photo Team at email@example.com
Robert Joseph Cruz, a senior Management Information Systems major, who is extremely excited to return to the Temple News as the Photo Editor. He has a passion for sports photography, especially in-game basketball and football photography. In 2021, he started his brand RJC Pictures, in which he posts content, accepts bookings, and engages with people who love his work. Outside of photography, Robert loves playing and watching sports, coding, and exercising. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or message him @RJCPictures on Instagram.
Assistant Photo Editor
Email the Design Team at email@example.com
Graphic Design Editor
Allyson Tharp, a senior Graphic Design major, is extremely excited to spend her last year at Temple with TTN. This will be her second year as Graphic Design editor, and before that she freelanced for TTN as well. Allyson is very driven when it comes to anything art/design related, which is why she is thrilled to help make everyone’s visions at TTN come to life. When not drawing or designing, Allyson loves the beach, concerts, and going on runs. You can reach her at @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print Design Editor
Nadiyah Timmons, is a senior journalism major and she’s excited to work as the print design editor for The Temple News. She has designed for Templar Yearbook and Fourteenth Street Magazine in the past. This is her first year on staff for The Temple News. Nadiyah is also a former Co-Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Temple and is currently interning for Klein College’s recruitment office. When Nadiyah isn’t designing she’s probably doing something cool. Feel free to reach her at email@example.com.
Director of Audience Engagement
Maggie Fitzgerald, a senior journalism major, is thrilled to return for her fourth and final year with The Temple News as Director of Engagement. She started her journey on The Temple News staff as Assistant Engagement Editor of Social Media her freshman year, working her way up to lead an amazing engagement team. In addition to TTN, Maggie is exploring her passion for television production while producing and reporting for various TUTV shows at the university. She has also ventured beyond campus to pursue competitive internships in Philadelphia and New York City at CBS Philadelphia and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She is thrilled to be currently serving as a Community Engagement Intern at 6abc Action News, the station she grew up watching every night with her family. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Engagement Coordinator
Emily K. Lewis, is a senior marketing major with a minor in public relations. She is so excited to be returning to The Temple News as the Public Engagement Coordinator. Emily previously worked for TTN as the Public Engagement Coordinator and the Assistant Engagement Editor. At Temple, she is a member of the American Marketing Association, Business Honors Student Association, and is the Senior Student Coordinator for the Honors Admissions and Transitions Team (HATT). This summer, Emily interned with Paramount Pictures in the publicity department and she will be continuing to intern there throughout the fall semester. Emily is passionate about connecting audiences with media they resonate with. You can contact her anytime at email@example.com.
Audience Engagement Editor
Julia Anderson, is a sophomore public relations major with a sports management minor, who is excited to serve as an Audience Engagement Editor for this upcoming school year. Outside of The Temple News, she is a Peer Mentor at Klein College and Director of Fundraising for Temple PRSSA. In her free time, you can catch her spending time with her friends, reading or going to the gym and playing sports. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audience Engagement Editor
Rocio Guzman, is a senior advertising major with a double concentration in Account Management and Media Planning. This is her first year with TTN as an Audience Engagement editor for this upcoming year. Outside of TTN she has a passion for social media, she has explored a few internships in the business and hopes to continue her passion after graduating. In her free time she likes to thrift and explore different spots in the city. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Nate Pullano, a senior communication and media studies major, working as Multimedia Editor This year for his second year on staff. He enjoys filming Temple Sports and high school basketball as well as freelancing for photo on the side. His sports media page is @lano.visual on Instagram. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Multimedia Editor
Kajsa Morse, a junior journalism major and environmental studies minor, is thrilled to be serving as assistant multimedia editor at The Temple News. This is her first year on staff. Previously, she worked with TUTV as an editor and floor manager for studio shows for two years. In her work, she’s passionate about art, social justice, politics, and the environment. In her free time you can catch her on a hike, listening to live music, and exploring the city with her friends. You can reach her at email@example.com.
John Branyan, a senior journalism major, is happy to join the Temple News as the Data Editor. This is his first year with the Temple News and he looks forward to both reporting and assisting his colleagues with the data-driven aspects of their stories. When he is not working, he enjoys sports, especially ice hockey, and creating craft drinks. John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pablo Rouco, a junior Journalism major is thrilled to work as the Podcast Editor for The Temple News. This is his first year with The Temple News. He is also the News Director at WHIP Radio and previously served as Assistant News Director at the Station. When he’s not editing podcasts, you can find him listening to podcasts, music, and laying out on Beury Beach with friends. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Justin Sorrell is a senior Communication Studies major. He’s excited to join The Temple News as this year’s Newsletter Editor. In addition to writing TTN’s The Rundown and editing TTN’s Sports Insider, he is also a copywriter for Temple’s College of Public Health and interns at the Chester County Courthouse. When he’s not staring at a blank Google Doc for 3 hours pretending to write, he’s staring at a book for 3 hours pretending to read. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zanett Davila – Gutierrez
Zanett Davila – Gutierrez is a junior studying data science, concentrating in computational analytics. In addition to being the web manager for The Temple News, she also works full time as a research, monitoring, & evaluation VISTA through AmeriCorps. She is also very excited to start a Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) this year with the support of Google. When she’s not on her computer, you can find her watching anime, reading mangas, baking, or even sleeping on bean bags around campus! You can reach her at email@example.com
Email the Advertising department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lolade Kola-Adewuyi, a junior advertising major with a dual concentration in art direction and copywriting, is elated to serve as one of the Advertising Managers of The Temple News.This is her first year with The Temple News and also her first year on staff! Lolade spent the summer working as the manager of sales of Super Pharmacy in DC, as a Resident Assistant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, while also mentoring incoming freshmen in Temple’s honors program. She is also a Conversation partner/American Sign Language and English tutor at the Student Success Center at Temple and is pursuing certificates in ASL and Linguistics. When she is not designing advertisements, Lolade spends her time indulging in a good book, discovering new songs, taking pictures and doing activities out of her comfort zone with her friends. Feel free to reach Lolade at email@example.com
Matthew Eaton is a sophomore studying advertising, concentrating on account management and copywriting. He is so thrilled to return to The Temple News team this year as one of two Advertising Managers. He has experience at advertising firms such as The Martin Agency, McKinney, 160/90, and Red Tettemer. Matthew studied abroad in Prague this past summer and experienced some of the great performance art and food the Czech Republic had to offer. One can connect with Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.