Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

Meet the Staff

THE CLASS OF 2018

Alaa Abdeldaiem
Indiana University/Purdue University, Senior, MLB.com

DeAundra Allen
Kansas State, Junior, Kansas City Star

Allana Barefield
Xavier University, Junior, Tampa Bay Times

Michael Curtis
Middle Tennessee St., Senior, Knoxville News Sentinel

Cameron Fields
Ohio University, Junior, Scripps Scholar, Toledo Blade

Angel Franco
Texas A&M, Junior, Gannett Intern, USA Today Network

Steven Hernandez
Ohio University, Junior, MLB.com

Chancellor Johnson
Arizona State, Junior, ESPN

Christopher Lopez
Columbia University, Junior, Southern California News Group

Tashan Reed
Missouri, Senior, (Memphis) Commercial Appeal

Souichi Terada
Michigan State, Junior, The Tennessean

Andre Toran
Christopher Newport, Senior, Gannett Scholar, USA Today Network

Jaydn Watson-Fisher
Oklahoma, Senior, Gannett Scholar, USA Today Network

EDITOR
Gregory Lee
NBA.com, Turner Sports
Class of 1994

SJI CO-DIRECTORS
Leon Carter, ESPN
Sandy Rosenbush, ESPN

SJI BOARD MEMBER
David Squires
McClatchy Publishing Center

ASSIGNMENT EDITORS/
APSE DIVERSITY FELLOWS

Erik Bacharach, The Tennessean
Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle
Reina Kempt, The Advocate, Baton Rouge
Kwani Lunis, NBC Sports Boston

PHOTOGRAPHER/WEBMASTER
Gregory Lee
Class of 1994

CLASS INSTRUCTION

Laura Johnston,
Brian Kratzer,
Elizabeth Stephens

University of Missouri
School of Journalism

Malcolm Moran
Indiana University-Purdue
University Sports Capital
Journalism Program

Greg Bowers
Former Missourian sports editor

Scott Brooks
Arizona State University

Kaila Burns-Heffner
ESPN
Class of 2017

Richard Deitsch
The Athletic

Heather Dinich
ESPN
Class of 1999

Daniel Lyght
ESPN
Class of 2003

Jose de Jesus Ortiz
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Aaron Reiss
Kansas City Star
Class of 2016

Lisa Salters
ESPN

Michael Wilbon
ESPN

Dan Uthman
The Athletic

Cameron Wolfe
ESPN
Class of 2015

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