The Daily Beacon Editorial Staff 


The Daily Beacon Editorial Staff page will be updated to reflect the Fall 2019 semester's staff at the beginning of August. 



Gabriela Szymanowska, Editor-in-Chief ( 









 Hi all! My name is Gabriela and I'm a senior studying journalism and electronic media. I've been with the Daily Beacon since my freshman year and I'm excited to have taken on the role of Editor-in-Chief! Beyond being passionate about writing and photography, I'm passionate about student media. If you are interested in joining the Daily Beacon, feel free to reach out at


Caroline Jordan, Managing Editor (

Hi, my name is Caroline and I am a senior double-majoring in Journalism/Electronic Media and Hispanic Studies. I've been working for the Beacon since my freshman year and will use those skills as I go into the sports media industry post-graduation. If you'd like more information on how to get involved with student media, please email me at


Calista Boyd, Copy Chief ( 

 Hello! I am Calista Boyd, a junior Global Studies major on the Global Politics and the Economy track. I am the Copy Chief at the Daily Beacon, and I have been working at the copy desk since my freshman year. If you are interested in learning about copy editing or the Beacon's editing style, please reach out to me at


Alexandra DeMarco, Campus News Editor ( 

Hi all! My name is Alexandra, and I’m a sophomore studying journalism and French. I’m passionate about writing and activism, and I hope that my time at the Daily Beacon will help student newsrooms flourish. Feel free to reach out at


Jake Yoder, City News Editor (


Hey there! I’m Jake Yoder, a junior studying Journalism and the City Editor here at the Daily Beacon. I have a passion for film, video games, theatre, anime and all things entertainment (and the Daily Beacon, of course). If you need to contact me, shoot me an email at or


Ryan Crews, Sports Editor ( 


Hi, my name is Ryan Crews. I am a senior studying marketing and I am from Nashville. I spent my first two years of college at John Carroll University in Ohio, where I was on the football team. I love sports and learning about history, and consider myself a college football historian, especially when it comes to SEC football.


Ryan Schumpert, Sports Editor (


Ryan Schumpert is a sophomore studying Journalism and Electronic Media. The middle Tennessee native has covered baseball, soccer, tennis, football and men's basketball for the Beacon. Ryan hopes to pursue a career path in sports writing and broadcasting.


Evan Newell, Opinions Editor ( 

Hi! I’m Evan Newell, a senior studying Chemical Engineering, and I’ll be the Opinions Editor this year. We have a great team of Opinions writers this year, and I’m excited for a fantastic year working with them. If you want to get in touch, feel free to email me at


Austin Orr, Digital Producer ( 

What's up Vol Nation? I'm Austin Orr, the digital producer, and I am also the host of the Weekly Wrap-Up! I love to make Youtube videos with my friends and spend time with my family! I'm a sophomore studying Communications, and I'm pumped to be the digital producer this year!


Sophia Liberatore, Photo Editor (

Hi, all!  My name is Sophia, and I am a freshman majoring in Marketing with a minor in Honors Leadership Studies.  I am the photo editor here at the Beacon, and I have always had a passion for photography.  I am so excited to work with such a great team this semester!  Feel free to reach out at


Michael Bloodworth, Design Editor ( 


Hello! I'm Michael Bloodworth, a sophomore majoring in graphic design. This year, I'm hoping to engage student readers by promoting the Daily Beacon's stories. An informed campus is a safe campus, and that begins by making people care. Feel free to contact me at 



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