Meet Our Editorial Staff


Ainsley Kelso, Editor-In-Chief

Ainsley Kelso is a junior Journalism and Electronic Media major and English minor planning to graduate in December 2020. Previously, she has been a staff writer and the Editor of the Arts and Culture section for TNJN. Ainsley just recently returned from studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. Outside of journalism, she loves attending concerts and listening to podcasts. Reach out to Ainsley at


Ciera Noe, Managing Editor

Ciera Noe is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media. Her hope is to become a well-rounded journalist. Born in Pensacola and raised in Chattanooga, Ciera has added Knoxville to her list of her favorite cities. Her interests include: Horseback riding, conspiracy theories, art, traveling, collecting antiques and going to museums. “The Da Vinci Code” is her favorite book and movie. To contact Ciera, email her at


Grace Goodacre, Arts & Culture Editor

Grace Goodacre is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is majoring in journalism and electronic media with a minor in English. Grace hopes to become a book editor and work with publishers and writers on publications of works. She enjoys reading, listening to music and playing softball. You can reach out to Grace by emailing her at


Maddie Torres, News Editor

Madalyn Torres is a senior studying journalism and electronic media with a minor in political science. She hopes to one day work for the White House press corps. She enjoys makeup, cats and documentaries. To reach Maddie, email her at


Christian Knox, Sports Editor

Christian Knox is a sophomore studying Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is from Atlanta, Georgia, and has written for the Marietta Daily Journal. Christian’s personal experiences playing sports and coaching tennis sparked an interest in sports journalism and the analytics behind the games. Christian hopes to share the many inspirational and moving stories that make athletes who they are and to shed a light on the person behind the sports star. To reach Christian, email him at


Libby Dayhuff, Assistant News Editor

Libby Dayhuff is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media and minoring in political science and sociology. After graduation, she plans to take a gap year and volunteer with local children’s organizations before attending law school. She hopes to get her Juris Doctorate degree in addition to her master’s degree in education and one day launch her own nonprofit organization. She enjoys volunteering, reading and hiking in her free time. To reach Libby, email her at


Feel free to reach out to any of these editors to join our staff. A person does not need to be a major in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media or taking journalism classes to be on the staff of the Tennessee Journalist.
The Tennessee Journalist is always interested in adding writers, editors, photographers and others interested in Web journalism to its staff.

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