The Empire State Tribune Announces Fall 2017 Managing Staff

The beginning of the school year brings a changing of the guard in the media organizations at The King’s College. A new staff will be occupying key roles for the Empire State Tribune and the ESTv after the graduation or resignation of last year’s editors and staff.

Savanna Wilson (‘19) will be filling the position of Editor-in-Chief after the graduation of former Editor-in-Chief Michael Sheetz (‘17). Wilson expressed her excitement in filling this role and her hopes for the future of EST under her leadership.

“I hope to create a tight-knit community of journalists, but also make sure the EST is open to everyone at King’s, no matter what their major is,” Wilson said. “I rounded up an awesome team to help me pursue this vision and I’m super excited to see what the next year holds.”

Partnering with Wilson will be Jessica Mathews (‘18), filling the position of Managing Editor.

“I am so excited to be serving as next year’s EST Managing Editor,” Mathews said. “I really want to see writers get a little more in-depth about different issues going on in the school and the city and really get people thinking more about what it means to be a Kingsian.”

Completing the EST team will be Haley Davidson (‘19) as Campus Editor, Anne Sraders (’19) as City Editor, Carrie Orteza (‘18) as Culture Editor, Geoffrey Doering (‘18) as Opinion Editor and Laura Paradis ('19) as Advertising Director. Also a couple new editing positions will come into play this semester, with Wesley Parnell as Photo Editor ('19) and Joshua Sampson ('18) as Sports Editor. 

Leading the team for ESTv, Ivan Olivo (‘18) has accepted the position of Executor Producer, with Nick Bunting (‘20) as Assistant Executive Producer, Zoe Jones (‘19) as Managing Producer, Kiana Watkins (‘20) and Olivia Stevers (‘20) as Segment Producers, Savannah White (’19) as Creative Director, and Morgan Chittum (’20) as Social Media Coordinator.

“I’m super excited for next year, as it’ll be my last year,” Olivo said. “ESTv is going to look a little bit different because we’re not going to be doing the episode format. You’ll be seeing a lot of stand-alone segments being released.”

The new 2017 managing staff for the EST and ESTv expect to have a fruitful and exciting year.

CampusAnne Sraders