Meet Our Editorial Staff


Taylor Owens, Editor-in-Chief                                 E-mail:


Taylor Owens has been writing for as long as she can remember. She first discovered her passion for journalism in high school. Now a senior 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.





Kaitlin Flippo, Managing Editor                               E-mail:

Kaitlin Flippo is a junior in journalism and electronic media, 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.” Follow her on Twitter @Kaitlin_Flippo.






Lexie Little, Arts & Culture Editor           E-mail:

Lexie Little is a junior from Kingsport, Tenn. She is a double major in journalism and electronic media and French and francophone studies. Her interests include languages, music, pop culture and politics. If she’s not writing or in the classroom, you can find her watching classic movies or eating. Probably eating. She aspires to pursue a career in law while always continuing to write. To get in touch with Lexi, email her at or tweet her @lexielittle2015.





Ben McKee, Sports Editor E-mail:

Ben McKee is a senior from Huntsville, Alabama who is majoring in journalism and electronic media. His interests include sports, being outdoors and hanging out with friends. He aspires to be a sports journalist and to have his own sports radio show. To get in touch with Ben, email him 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.