Meet Our Editorial Staff
Taylor Owens has been writing for as long as she can remember. She first discovered her passion for journalism in high school. Now a junior majoring in journalism and electronic media, she hopes to become a magazine editor. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching something on Food Network or reading a good book.
Nathan Odom is a junior from Maryville, Tennessee, who spends more time around sports and food than people. If you wish to contact him, you may email him at email@example.com or tweet to @NathanOdom11.
David Bradford also writes for the student newspaper at UT, The Daily Beacon. Since 2004, David has closely followed the world of sports, but also enjoys writing about music, movies and (sometimes) politics. Wherever David is, so is a laptop.
Katy Hill is a senior public relations major. Her passion for blogging and local culture is what inspired her to enter the world of journalism and begin her journey at Tennessee Journalist. She hopes to one day travel the world as a travel and food writer, with her beloved pugs. You can almost always find Katy hiking in the mountains, watching Food Network or sitting at a local coffee shop.
Kaitlin Flippo is a sophomore in journalism and electronic media, and psychology. Her passion for writing is what led her to join TNJN, and Flippo aspires to write for a major online media outlet one day. When not writing or editing, you can find her hanging out with friends, in the student section at football games or watching Grey’s Anatomy.
Samantha Maneri, has always had a passion for writing and a curiosity about the world of journalism. Entering her junior year at UT, she now works with multiple media outlets on campus and is enjoying every second of it. A desire to travel has lead her to Knoxville from her hometown in rural Massachusetts. Journalism is her love yes, but you may also find her on the soccer field, petting cute animals, or most likely curled up watching Netflix and napping.
Ben Webb is a senior and has been part of the news team since January 2015. He likes news, politics, baseball, video games and music, and is always ready to have a discussion about current events.
Ashley Sharp is a junior studying journalism and electronic media with a minor in political science. She manages public relations and writes articles for the Tennessee Journalist, produces news at The Volunteer Channel and writes for The Odyssey Online. She aspires to one day work for NBC’s “Today Show.” When not writing or producing news, you can find her watching daytime television and Jimmy Fallon.
Jordan “Dreams” Dajani is a senior journalism/electronic media major from Raleigh, North Carolina. If he’s not writing, he’s usually trying to earn his respect on the street by using the game of basketball or spending time with his friends. Follow him on Twitter @JDnumba3.
Dalton King, a firm believer that sporting events are best spent on Twitter, is a sophomore studying Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee. Two of his favorite pastimes include beating his roommates at 2k and remaining in awe of the amount of stories fellow editor David Bradford writes. Twitter: @dk_writes.
Adam Milliken is a junior from Clarksville, Tennessee. His main interests include sports, movies and listening to albums. If you would like to get in touch with Adam, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter at @AdamMilliken14.
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.