Staff

Meet Our Editorial Staff

 

Libby Dayhuff, Editor-in-Chief
swb652@vols.utk.edu

Libby Dayhuff is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media. She is also 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. She also hopes to one day launch her own nonprofit organization. She enjoys volunteering, reading and hiking in her free time. To reach Libby, email her at swb652@vols.utk.edu

Ciera Noe, Managing Editor
cnoe6@vols.utk.edu

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 cnoe6@vols.utk.edu

 

Grace Goodacre, Arts & Culture Editor ggoodacr@vols.utk.edu

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 ggoodacr@vols.utk.edu

 

Gracie-Lee Strange, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor
gstrange@vols.utk.edu

Gracie-Lee Strange is a freshman studying journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a native of Chestnut Hill, a small community that lies in the foothills of English Mountain in Dandridge, Tennessee. She has a deep love for literature and nature that she hopes will follow her into her future career as a journalist. Gracie’s overarching goal is to write things that matter and make a difference in people’s lives; making the world a better place one word at a time. You can reach Gracie at gstrange@vols.utk.edu

 

Maddie Torres, Editorial Staff ytw977@vols.utk.edu

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 ytw977@vols.utk.edu

 

Donna Mitchell, Assistant News Editor
dmitch39@vols.utk.edu

Donna Mitchell is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is majoring in journalism and electronic media with a specialty in media management. Her academic interests include ethics and diversity. She aspires to be a news producer and eventually a news director. Donna enjoys singing, playing guitar, attending music festivals and watching late night comedy shows. The quickest way to her heart is through good conversation and a cup of hot tea. To reach Donna, email her at dmitch39@vols.utk.edu

 

Ashley Depew, Assistant News Editor
adepew2@vols.utk.edu

Ashley Depew is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media. Her beloved dog is a little, black fluff ball named Opie. In her free time, she is either sleeping, reading or watching a streaming app. She also likes to write and draw. To reach Ashley, email her at adepew2@vols.utk.edu

Christian Knox, Sports Editor
cknox10@vols.utk.edu

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 shed a light on the person behind the sports star. To reach Christian, email him at cknox10@vols.utk.edu

 

Benjamin Gleason, Assistant Sports Editor
bgleason@vols.utk.edu

Ben Gleason is a sophomore studying journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is from Brentwood, Tennessee with a deep background and passion for sports. Additionally, he is a member of the Vol Sports social media team. Ben hopes to land a career in the media world either in filming extreme sports or running social media for professional sports organizations. To reach Ben, email him at bgleason@vols.utk.edu

 

Ryan Sylvia, Assistant Sports Editor
rsylvia@vols.utk.edu

Ryan Sylvia is a freshman at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in journalism and electronic media. Although he spent most of his life being raised outside of Philadelphia, he was born in Knoxville, and he is happy to be back home. Ryan has had a love for sports from an early age, and he found his love for writing in high school while taking journalism classes. He hopes to find a job involving both his passions as a sports journalist after graduation. To reach Ryan, email him at rsylvia@vols.utk.edu


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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