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Carly Johnson, Executive Producer

Carly Johnson is a junior from a small town in Colorado called Black Hawk. She is majoring in journalism with a focus on news and info and is minoring in sport management. Along with being involved in KUJH, Carly is currently one of the copy chiefs for the UDK. She is also an active member in the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and she hopes to work in TV producing or copy editing one day. When Carly is back home, you can find her skiing or climbing 14ers. Her all-time favorite shows are Parks and Rec and New Girl.

 

Matt Michie, MMJ

Matt Michie is a senior with a major in Journalism and a minor in Film. Born and raised in Olathe, Kansas, he has spent his entire life a KU fan and will complete his degree in May of 2021. Though he specializes in political reporting, Matt has a wide array of interests from football, to music, to film, to anything in between. After graduating, he wants to continue his work as a multimedia journalist, with a long-term goal of working for a large network. In his free time he enjoys watching movies, listening to records, or just the peace of doing nothing at all.

 

Marena Sever, Sports Anchor/ Reporter

Marena is a junior from sunny Scottsdale, Arizona pursuing dual degrees in journalism and political science. She hopes to land a job in sports broadcasting after she graduates in December 2021. In addition to KUJH, Marena also does multimedia work as part of the University Daily Kansan sports staff and debates on Take a Side, a weekly sports show through the J-School. Outside of the newsroom, Marena is the president of her sorority and an avid Arizona and Kansas City sports fan!

 

Stephanie Morales Macedo, Entertainment Reporter/ Film Critic

Stephanie Morales Macedo is a junior from Gardner, Kansas majoring in journalism and film. She has been directing for Media Crossroads and has been interning for Rock Chalk Video since she was a freshman. Stephanie is passionate about acting and filmmaking. Her favorite movie is Roma directed by Alfonso Cuaron because it reminds her of Mexico and Cuaron is one of her favorite filmmakers. Her passion for film has led her to create a film segment called The Close-Up where she does film reviews and news updates.

Stephanie graduates in December of 2021 and is unclear on what the future holds for her.

 

Stef Manchen, MMJ/ News Reporter

Stef Manchen is a junior studying journalism at the University of Kansas. Originally from Chicago, she is pursuing a career in broadcast reporting with a minor in sport management. Stef is an intern at the Kansas City Star and the news editor at the University Daily Kansan. With her experience in both broadcast and print, Stef would like to find a way to combine her two passions to always keep the people informed. Her long-term goal is to be a news anchor or a broadcast reporter at a big network.

 

Jordan Collins, Entertainment Reporter

Jordan Collins is a senior at the University of Kansas. During her time at KU, she participates in the following on-campus media productions–KUJH News, GEKU, and GMKU. She currently oversees the operations development at Endpoints News. During her free time, you can find her watching the Golden State Warriors and Chiefs, hiking, or shopping with friends. Jordan also spends her free time giving back to the youth in her local community. She enjoys mentoring and teaching elementary students. Upon graduation, she envisions herself working in entertainment journalism.

 

Emily Johnson, MMJ/ Anchor

Emily Johnson is a junior from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She is studying journalism with a focus in news and information with a minor in communications. During her time at KU, Emily has worked hard to become involved with different opportunities provided at the journalism school. She has worked for KUJH, Media Crossroads, Good Morning KU, The University Daily Kansan and The Eudora Times. Emily is also currently interning at KAKE News in Wichita. In the future, she hopes to start off as an MMJ/reporter and eventually become an anchor. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with fellow Gamma Phi Beta members, watching TV, and cooking.

 

Jenna Wilson, Sports Anchor/ Reporter

I am a junior from Dallas, Texas. Majoring in Communications with a minor in Journalism. One thing about me; I love sports and I love news. Last summer I interned as an On-Air host for KOFO radio in Ottawa, Kansas. Upon graduating, I would like to eventually become an anchor on NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth at some point in my career; and/or a ring announcer and host for the WWE.
In my spare time, I love shopping, exercising, and reading the latest breaking news.

 

Alexander Worth, MMJ/ Anchor

Alexander Worth is a senior from Overland Park, Kansas. He is majoring in News and Information with a minor in Business. After he graduates in the Summer of 2021, he hopes to be a Multimedia Journalist, eventually moving up and becoming an anchor. Last summer, Alexander interned at KSNT News in Topeka. This internship was an incredible opportunity which showed him the ins and outs of the broadcast industry, ultimately cementing his goals of becoming an MMJ. In his free time, Alexander loves cheering on his Kansas City Chiefs and playing golf. 

 

Haylen Wilhite

Haylen Wilhite is a junior from the small town of Wellsville, Kansas. She is majoring in atmospheric sciences with a focus in broadcasting and minoring in journalism. While at KU, Haylen has and continues to be involved with Good Evening KU as a weather broadcaster. In her free time, Haylen enjoys photography, videogames, special effects makeup, and storm chasing.

Lauren Hugo, Entertainment Anchor/ Reporter

Lauren Hugo is a senior at KU from Wichita, KS. She is majoring in Journalism with a Film and Media Studies minor. Lauren is one of the entertainment reporters and anchors for KUJH, and has created her own segment “Hollywood with Hugo”. She has also worked for Her Campus as a social media coordinator because she loves to know what is trending and where people want to see news and information. Her dream job would be working as a reporter or host for organizations like E! News, Complex, Billboard, or Cosmopolitan. In her free time, Lauren loves roller-skating and making (way too many) TikToks.

 

Matthew Johnstone, MMJ/ Tech Correspondent

Matthew Johnstone is a senior majoring in Journalism and Film. Originally from Topeka, Matthew studied computer science at Kansas State University before switching career paths and colleges. He was originally brought into journalism because he enjoyed the behind the scenes work. This has evolved into his journey with the J-school leading him on the path to becoming a multimedia journalist with a focus on tech news. If Matthew doesn’t end up in a newsroom after graduation he would like to work in the video game journalism sphere.

 

Benton Coolidge, Digital Producer

Benton is a junior in the Journalism school, focusing on News & Information, with a minor in sports management. He worked as a copy editor for the University Daily Kansan last semester. He is an avid hockey fan, rooting for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Benton hopes to one day become a digital producer for a sports network.

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