Melitta Markey is a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in journalism and electronic media and minoring in business administration at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She graduated from Independence High School in Thompsons Station, Tennessee in 2012 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a year before transferring to Knoxville. Transferring to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was an easy decision for her since she had heard great things about the news broadcast program at Knoxville, which is what she plans on specializing in along with visual studies.
Sam Turner is a sophomore studying journalism at the University of Tennessee. He chose to study journalism because he wants to pursue a career in TV or movie editing. Sam has always been interested in this field because of his mothers career as a video editor and seeing all of the experiences she has had through her work. After he graduates Sam has no clue what he will actually do.
Kevin Kowalewski is a 21 year old Journalism and Electronic Media Student at University of Tennessee. He lived in Sacramento, California until he was 18 before moving to sunny San Diego to pursue his further progress his baseball career as a pitcher. After obtaining a community college degree in Business Administration from San Diego Mesa Community College, he took a semester off before being accepted to University of Tennessee. He currently resides in Knoxville.
Elyse Cheatham is a junior and a Journalism and Electronic Media Major. Elyse is bi-coastal. She was born in Sacramento, California raised in Atlanta, Georgia. However, she returned to living in California during high school. Upon applying to colleges, Elyse wanted nothing more than to get back to the south. Elyse transferred from Fisk University to the University of Tennessee. Thus, making the decision of her college career. Elyse is striving to graduate with honors and pursue a career as a broadcaster.
Zachary Knott is a Junior majoring in Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. This is his second stint in college, redemption for the first two years where he drank and slept his way through 18 credits in four semesters of unsuccessful studies. After dropping out of college and working three years on drilling rigs and then in the attics of south Alabama houses, he decided to join the United States Air Force.