The Editorial Board, which writes unsigned editorial content and is considered the voice of The Temple News, includes the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Digital Managing Editor, Chief Copy Editor, News 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor in Chief
Gillian McGoldrick is the Editor in Chief of The Temple News and a senior journalism major. She spent her summer interning in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, as one of two interns for the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association. She is driven by news – as the former Assistant News and News Editor at The Temple News – and has a special interest in solutions journalism from a prior internship at the civic-engagement focused publication, the Philadelphia Citizen. She is one of the winningest student journalists in the state, 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Brennan is a junior journalism major and is so excited to be the Managing Editor at The Temple News this year. This summer, she interned at the Philadelphia Inquirer on the Power and Policy desk, covering breaking news, local politics and crime. When she’s not reporting, Kelly likes to run and explore the city. Feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com.
Digital Managing Editor
Julie Christie is The Temple News’ Digital Managing Editor and a senior journalism major. She was previously the Enterprise Editor and News Editor at TTN. She spent last summer at Investigative Reporters and Editors as the 2017 Google News Initiative fellow. 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 or pasta. Email her tips, ideas or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Copy Editor
Evan Easterling is a senior journalism major with minors in sport management and environmental studies from West Orange, New Jersey. He has interned for Broke in Philly, the Philadelphia Inquirer and WBCB 1490. He has also written for SB Nation’s Brotherly Game site, Philly Sports Digest and The Progress in Caldwell, New Jersey. Contact Evan at email@example.com with hiking trail suggestions and other inquiries.
Email the News Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Campus Editor
Alyssa is the deputy news editor of campus at the Temple News. She is pursuing degrees in journalism and political science, and is working toward a certificate in political economy. She formerly covered the Temple Student Government beat and in the summer of 2018, she interned at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, where she focused on education reporting and telling stories of exceptional teachers. Alyssa hopes to pursue political journalism after graduating from Temple in December 2020. When not writing, Alyssa enjoys going to the gym, eating eggs benedict, and watching bad 90s movies. She can be reached at email@example.com
Deputy City Editor
Will Bleier, a sophomore public relations major, is the Deputy City Editor. He was formerly a copy editor and community beat reporter for The Temple News. In his reporting, he loves to meet residents and learn more about their stories. His favorite topic to cover is how the university responds to the concerns of the North Philadelphia community. In his free time, Will loves to visit new places and try new foods. Get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Investigations Editor
Grace Shallow is the Investigations Editor at The Temple News and a regular freelancer for Generocity. Her work has also been published by outlets such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, Billy Penn, PlanPhilly and Alphr.com. She loves writing about health and people helping other people — before, after and while she drinks coffee. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Email the Opinion Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the Features Team at email@example.com
Laura Smythe is the features editor of The Temple News and a senior journalism student. She enjoys writing about art and culture, community news, mental health and women’s issues. Laura fell in love with journalism while traveling around Europe, Africa and Latin America before attending Temple University. She has reported internationally in South Africa, where she wrote an enterprise article about sexual violence in the country. Laura has also worked as a Lew Klein Reporting Fellow with Philadelphia Neighborhoods covering immigration in Philadelphia and her past bylines include Philadelphia magazine and Generocity. In her spare time she enjoys going out to new places in the city and spoiling her cat. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Features Editor
Zari Tarazona is a senior journalism student at Temple University. She is obsessed with cats, TV shows and breakfast. Zari hopes to stay in Philadelphia and continue telling people’s stories after she graduates. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Claire Wolters is a junior journalism major at Temple University. She is the Intersection Editor at The Temple News and freelanced for the Features section in the winter and spring of 2018. This summer, Claire interned with the Lifestyle department at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has previously been involved with College Fashionista and Her Campus. Her target audience is college age readers and her favorite topics to write about are issues raised by community members or the student body. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with pitches, tips, or suggestions.
Email the Sports Editors at email@example.com
Michael Zingrone is a junior journalism major with a minor in sports management. Michael has written for The Temple News the past two years. Also, Michael is involved with WHIP, Temple’s student radio station, along with his personal sports podcast “The First Line.” You can find Michael on tweeting about sports, or you may see him at a Flyers or
Eagles home game. Michael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Neumann is a sophomore journalism major from Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently is a staff writer for USA Today’s Jets Wire. His articles have been syndicated on Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports, USA Today Sports, and the Charlotte Observer. He has also contributed for the Temple Update’s Sports Desk covering Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer. Contact him at email@example.com.
Email the Photo Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Smith is a sophomore Undeclared Business major born and raised in the always sunny Philadelphia. He’s been taking photos since he was a young lad and enjoys collecting film cameras, ranging from 35mm rangefinders to hefty Polaroid land cameras. When he’s not taking photos for The Temple News he enjoys urban exploration, playing guitar, going to DIY shows, and waving at dogs on the street. Hit him up at email@example.com.
Dylan Long, a senior Journalism major with a minor in Spanish, is currently Co-Photo Editor for The Temple News. Born and raised in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philadelphia, Dylan discovered his passion for writing at a young age and has been photographing everything from live music to abandoned buildings since high school. After years of freelancing in Philadelphia and a recent five-month trip to Spain, Dylan has developed a passion for journalism both at home and abroad. His primary goal is to continue seeking out important and interesting stories while giving a voice to the voiceless through visual storytelling. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email the Multimedia Team at email@example.com
Shefa is a senior film and media arts major and is the current Multi-Media editor at Temple News. She’s a third year RA currently at Morgan North, and videographer for Office of International Affairs. She loves to connect with people and tell their stories. She aims to shatter stereotypes through the power of film and photo.
When she’s not filming, Shefa can be found adding a new mug to her extensive collection, trying a new coffee shop in the city or reading. If you want to grab a cup
of tea/coffee, reach out to Shefa at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Email the Design Team at email@example.com
Claire Halloran is The Temple News’ Design Editor. As a senior journalism major with a concentration in data journalism, Claire is passionate about visual communication, cryptocurrency, and harm reduction. Outside of the news room, Claire has an affinity for animal rescue and Fox’s 12 season crime show hit “Bones.”
Assistant Director of Engagement
Siani Colón is the Assistant Director of Engagement. She is a junior journalism major, minoring in Latin American studies. She has previously written for The Temple News Opinion section. Siani is also an editorial fellow for Motivos magazine, a bilingual youth-focused magazine based in Philadelphia. Siani enjoys writing on topics centering around identity. Outside of writing, she loves astrology and reading comics. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian Walker is a junior journalism and information science & technology major. He was formerly the assistant features editor for The Temple News. Last summer, Ian worked at the marketing company ReminderMedia as a project management intern. In his spare time, he loves to play the drums and piano. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Myra Mirza is a senior Computer Science major from Karachi, Pakistan and works as the Visuals Specialist at The Temple News. She loves coding and is trying to figure out how to use her tech skills to help the less fortunate or save the planet, or both. In her free time she practices Muay Thai and plays the guitar. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email the Advertising and Business departments at email@example.com
Kelsey McGill, one of two Advertising Managers at the Temple News, is a junior advertising major. She spent her summer as an Account Manager Intern for Kingdom Social Media in Center City. You can catch her exploring the city and tending to her succulents. Get in touch with her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phuong Tran, the Co-Advertising manager for The Temple News, is a third-year Advertising student. She spent the past summer interning at an Ad agency and enjoying the heavenly cuisine of Hanoi, Vietnam, where she comes from. As a certified global citizen, Phuong loves traveling, exploring new places and trying out new foods. If you’re interested in learning about all the kinds of noodles in the world, reach out to her at email@example.com.