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The Daily Beacon Editorial Staff 


Sarah Rainey, Editor-in-Chief (  

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah Rainey and I am so excited to be the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beacon for the 2021-2022 academic year. I have worked at the Beacon since my freshman year, and have served as a copy editor, staff writer and campus news editor! I have a double major in English - Technical Communication and Language and World Business - Hispanic Studies, and I am so thankful for the opportunity I have had at UT to study and do what I love. I cannot wait for this year and I am so grateful to have this amazing team I am working with.


Caleigh Rozmenoski, Managing Editor (


Hey everyone! My name is Caleigh Rozmenoski, and I am so excited to be fulfilling my new role as managing editor for The Daily Beacon. The copy section will always hold a dear place in my heart, but I can't wait to work with the whole newsroom.


Kyra Bogdan, Copy Chief (


Hello everyone! My name is Kyra Bogdan, and I am thrilled to be the copy chief for the 2021-2022 academic year! I am a junior studying English (creative writing) with a minor in psychology. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing and taking pictures when I'm able! I loved my time as a copy editor this semester and am very excited to continue as copy chief for the remainder of the year.


Daniel Dassow, Campus News Editor (


Hi everyone! I’m Daniel and I am the campus news editor for the 2021-2022 school year. I'm a junior from Chattanooga and I am studying English (literature and creative writing) and religious studies. I have previously served as a staff writer for two years and I have loved getting to break the stories that bring the campus together and highlight important issues. Other than student journalism, I love reading fiction, writing, cooking, watching highlights from “Hoarders” and “My 600-Lb. Life” and listening to Phoebe Bridgers.


Madelyn Muschek, City Editor (


Hi! I’m Maddy Muschek and I’m the city editor for the Beacon this year! I’m a senior majoring in English (technical communication) and minoring in both retail and consumer sciences and geography! I’m from San Diego, California, and I love music, movies and writing. I’m beyond excited to be an editor this year, and I can’t wait to learn more about journalism through this position, as well as share with you all my love for the city of Knoxville!


Ben Goldberger, Opinions Editor (  


Hi there! My name is Ben and I’m the opinions section editor for the 2021-2022 school year. I’m an anthropology and political science double major, and I will be a junior this fall. Along with The Daily Beacon, I am also a Peer Career Advisor, New VOL Orientation Leader, baritone player in the Pride of the Southland Band and the treasurer for the UT College Democrats. The opinions section is an incredibly important aspect of the Beacon because it enables students to openly and safely share their opinions, and I am incredibly excited to serve as the opinions editor for this school year!


Josh Lane, Sports Editor (


I’m a junior from Louisville, Tennessee, majoring in journalism and electronic media. I have a passion for sports, and I’ve previously covered women’s basketball, baseball, soccer and tennis for the Beacon. Outside of school I love to watch the New York Mets, no matter how bad they might be. I’m looking forward to a great semester of Tennessee sports!


Ethan Stone, Assistant Sports Editor (


Hello! I’m Ethan Stone and I'll be the Assistant Sports Editor here at The Daily Beacon for my senior year here at the University of Tennessee. I was a member of the Pride of the Southland band before I decided to start writing for the Beacon my sophomore year. I have enjoyed writing, sports (Da Bears!), and music for much of my entire life. I look forward to sharing my work covering Tennessee athletics this year!


Kailee Harris, Digital Producer (  


Hello! My name is Kailee Harris, and I am the digital producer at the Beacon! I am a junior studying journalism and electronic media. I am from Church Hill, Tennessee. I love music, editing videos and spending time with friends. I have been a part of the video team for two years now and I am so excited to work as the digital producer this year!


Alexandra Ashmore, Photo Editor (


Hey UT! As photo editor, I’d normally say that a picture speaks one-thousand words, but this picture of me isn’t saying much, so here’s a “get to know me” speed round. I’m a junior studying supply chain management, I’m a wedding photographer with a business based in the Smokies and the Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Hits album is my preferred background music. In my free time, you might find me at the Knoxville Swing Dance Association, the Scruffy City Orchestra or studying with Delight Ministries. I’m excited for our team to capture all of the amazing experiences I hope for us all to have this year.



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Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Editorial Staff

Alexandra DeMarco, Editor-in-Chief (

Calista Boyd, Managing Editor ( 

Allie Justis, Copy Chief (

Sarah Rainey, Campus News Editor (

Jake Yoder, City News Editor (

Elijah Hunt, Opinions Editor ( 

Ryan Schumpert, Sports Editor (

Austin Orr, Digital Producer (  

Sydney Goodsell, Photo Editor (


Spring 2020 Editorial Staff

Gabriela Szymanowska, Editor-in-Chief ( 

Caroline Jordan, Managing Editor (

Calista Boyd, Copy Chief ( 

Alexandra DeMarco, Campus News Editor ( 

Jake Yoder, City News Editor (

Ryan Crews, Sports Editor (  

Ryan Schumpert, Sports Editor (

Evan Newell, Opinions Editor ( 

Austin Orr, Digital Producer ( 

Sophia Liberatore, Photo Editor (

Michael Bloodworth, Design Editor (  


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