Jessica Joseph, Lead Producer
Jessica Joseph is a senior from Peoria, Illinois with a major in News and Information and a minor in Business. She is the lead producer on KUJH for the spring 2023, and also has experience working in social media, as a technical director and is comfortable in front of the camera as an anchor. She loves being in the newsroom and studio and is passionate about news and entertainment. Following graduation, she plans to be a news producer. When Jessica isn’t busy preparing for show days, she is probably walking around KU’s campus or spending time with friends.
Sofia Nash, Social Media / Online Producer
Sofia Nash is a senior from Shawnee, Kansas. She’s majoring in News and Information Journalism with a focus on broadcast along with an education minor. Over the past year she has held an internship had Cider Gallery doing marketing and graphic design for their social media accounts. She’s very passionate about videography and hopes to find a career in a news station or work on a documentary. When she is not in the newsroom, she enjoys watching KU basketball and exploring Lawrence with her friends.
Anna Ambrose, Sports Director/Sports Anchor/ Reporter
Anna Ambrose is a junior from Omaha, Nebraska majoring in News and Information with a Sports Media concentration and a Sports Management minor. She is passionate about telling athletes’ stories on and off the field and court. In her free time, she loves to watch any type of sporting event or a good show on Netflix. Anna would love to be an insider for a professional sports team one day.
Gus Baylow, Sports Anchor/ Reporter
Gus Baylow is currently a junior at KU majoring in News and Information with a minor in Sports Management. This is his first semester being involved with KUJH, but he has been involved in other shows through Media Crossroads including Playmakers. Gus broadcasts volleyball and soccer for Kansas Athletics and basketball and football for KJHK 90.7 FM, which is a student run radio station. Additionally, he is a high school sportswriter for the Lawrence Journal-World covering Free State High School Athletics. When Gus is not covering sports, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with friends. He plans to work in sports broadcasting following graduation.
Katherine Galliani, Anchor/Reporter
Katherine Galliani is a second-semester senior graduating in the class of 2023. She has been a part of Media Crossroads for four years in a variety of roles including anchoring, conducting unscripted hosting and interviews, tech directing, and more. Currently, Katherine appears on KUJH-TV as an MMJ, anchor, and content creator. Additionally, Katherine is an intern at the Cider Gallery this semester as part of the marketing team, managing social media, press releases, blog writing, and more.
Sam Goldman, Anchor/Reporter
Sam Goldman is a senior from Overland Park, Kansas, majoring in News & Information and Journalism. During his time at KU, Sam has written for the University Daily Kansan and filmed videos for local athletes. He is a fan of everything combat sports and hopes to use his skills to cover them full-time one day. Sam plans to graduate this spring and pursue a career as a multimedia journalist.
Mishael Jamela, Reporter/Content Creator
Mishael Jamela is a senior at the University of Kansas seeking a degree in Mass Communications with a focus on Sports paired with a degree in Sport Management. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the United States, he has expanded his experience within the sports world at KU by working sidelines for KU football, getting involved in Rock Chalk Media, and writing for the sports column in Bringin’ it Black. As part of the KUJH team, he looks to improve his skill set as an anchor, producer, social media producer, marketing and promotion, and technical director. Jamela is also shadowing news directors to learn more about what is involved in being a newsroom manager.
Isabella Line, Anchor/Reporter
Born in Nashville but raised in Kansas City, Bella is a southern girl at heart. Bella is currently a senior majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Media and a minor in Educational Studies. During her time at KU, she has been involved in Media Crossroads as an anchor, reporter, producer and host on three shows. Bella has a love for entertainment news and is the co-creative director and former producer of LFK Unscripted. She spent her summer interning in Pittsburg, Kansas, at KOAM-TV anchoring the weekend newscasts and reporting during the weekdays. Currently, Bella is a News Intern at WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, growing her skills as an MMJ. When Bella takes a break from the newsroom, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing with her dogs.
Luke Malik, Online Content Creator
Luke Malik is a senior from Kansas City, Kansas. In 2021, he began studying Journalism at KU, with a focus in News and Information. Luke is new to the KUJH this semester but looks forward to learning more about multimedia content creation. He is especially interested in editing and producing. Luke also enjoys playing and writing about video games, and plays with the band at KU men’s and women’s basketball games.
Marlon Martinez, Anchor/Reporter
Marlon Martinez is a senior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Sociology. He was born in Honduras but raised in Kansas City his entire life (how about those Chieeefffsss!) He decided to pursue broadcast journalism the day he found out it was an actual career path he was able to study. Marlon is a first-generation college student, which is one of the proudest decisions he’s ever made. To him, journalism means more than just going on camera and presenting a story. It is about the impact and connection you make with a community, as well as the voice you give to those who feel voiceless. Being a bilingual reporter has opened opportunities for him to be able to reach two different communities and share the stories that matter most to everyone. As he embarks on his journalism journey, he hopes to accomplish many goals and set an example for people who look and speak like him to not be afraid to pursue their dreams and goals.
Kyle Mathas, Anchor/Reporter
From Chicago, Illinois, Kyle Mathas is a senior and a sports reporter for KUJH. Kyle also helps with the Take a Side Sports show. He works for KJHK 90.7 and KU Athletics in sports broadcasting in conjunction with KUJH. Kyle has worked closely with KU Media Crossroads and KJHK 90.7 since he transferred to KU three semesters ago, even travelling to Fort Worth, Texas for the first and second rounds of March Madness to broadcast Kansas men’s basketball. Kyle aspires to be a play-by-play commentator in the future. In his free time, Kyle either watches sports or plays sports (he’s better at doing the first one).