Claudia Close, Producer/Anchor
Coming all the way from Las Vegas, Nevada, Claudia is a junior studying journalism, with a focus in News and Information. She is also double minoring in Italian and English. Claudia is a proud member of Kappa Delta sorority. She hopes to one day be a sideline reporter in Chicago. When she’s not busy binge watching Bones on Netflix, you can catch her reading a book or going on drives around Clinton Lake.
Chloe Cowart, Producer/Anchor
Chloe is currently a junior at the University of Kansas. She is majoring in News and Information with a minor in Public Policy. Over the past three years, she has been involved with KUJH, KU Sidelines and Good Morning KU. Chloe would like to work her way to becoming a political reporter in Washington D.C. following graduation.
Nicholas Couzin, Producer/Anchor
Nicholas originates from Chicago, IL. As a junior, he currently co-produces and co-anchors KUJH’s primary sports show, Playmakers Central. This summer, he interned for NBC as a shot selector for the Olympics. He aspires to be a sports broadcaster and cover golf as an analyst or in-studio host.
Aungelina Dahm, Director
Aungelina Dahm is a sophomore from Chicago. She is a journalism major with a focus in News and Information, also studying for a double major in Italian and a minor in Public Policy. Aungelina is a proud member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Back in her home city, she is a dancer with the professional company Hip Hop ConnXion. Aungelina will be studying in Washington D.C. and Florence, Italy next year to fulfill her passion for her career.
Kevin Gray, Reporter
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Kevin Gray is a junior in the University of Kansas Journalism School. He currently co-anchors and co-produces KU’s sports show Playmakers Central. He also covers all of KU’s sporting events in conjunction with KUJH. Gray has worked closely with Playmakers and KUJH for three semesters, including traveling to Iowa City to cover the Hawkeye Invitational golf tournament. Gray aspires to be a play-by-play analyst for an MLB team in the future.
In his free time, Gray either watches any sporting event on television, or he wastes an entire day playing Grand Theft Auto.
Jackson Kurtz, Producer/Anchor
Jackson is currently a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in American studies. He has been involved with KUJH since he was a freshman and has done everything from teleprompter to news anchor. Jackson now serves as entertainment anchor and producer for The Next. He is passionate about all things entertainment and pop culture. Upon graduation, Jackson looks to cover entertainment news in Los Angeles or New York City. In his spare time, Jackson enjoys watching the Los Angeles Lakers, reading, and exploring Lawrence’s night life around the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Tennessee and Ohio.
Libby McEnulty, Producer
Libby is a senior from Wichita, Kansas. She is a journalism major with a focus on News and Information with a minor in Communications. She spent her summer interning at KSN-W. After graduation, Libby plans on getting a job as a reporter and eventually working her way up to becoming an anchor. When Libby is not reporting the news, she enjoys watching the Chicago Bears play football and hanging out with her dogs.
Alex McLoon, Producer/Anchor
Alex McLoon is a junior from Kansas City, Mo. studying journalism and business. He produces/anchors the Monday newscast. When he’s not in the newsroom he’s out reporting for more news or sports coverage. McLoon aspires to be a reporter after graduation.
Ellis Wiltsey, Reporter
Ellis is a junior studying journalism with a focus on news and information, as well as communications. Ellis was most recently an intern at KETV in Omaha. After college, Ellis would love to be a reporter on one of the coasts and someday anchor for a large news station.