Contact The Daily News


For general questions or comments, contact:

The Ball State Daily News
Art and Journalism Building Room 278
Muncie, IN 47306-0001
Phone: 765-285-8255




Elissa Maudlin

Elissa Maudlin is a fourth-year journalism major with a minor in religious studies. She is from Noblesville, Indiana, and has previously been on the staff for the DN as the interim opinion editor, associate opinion editor and associate lifestyles editor. She loves journalism because she gets to be a storyteller and do exciting things to inform people of what’s going on in the world around them. She loves investigative journalism and would love to travel. Contact Elissa Maudlin at 



Evan Chandler
Print Managing Editor 

Evan Chandler is a fourth-year journalism and Spanish double major with a concentration in News and Language, respectively. They are involved in a variety of student media organizations. Evan is from Indianapolis and loves music and writing. Some may call their obsession with Nicki Minaj unhealthy, but they would like those people to mind their business. Contact Evan Chandler at 



Angelica Gonzalez Morales
Digital Managing Editor 

Angelica Gonzalez Morales is a fourth-year Journalism and Telecommunication major with a concentration in News with a minor of Spanish and sociology. Angelica is from Indianapolis and attends Ball State to pursue her career of being a journalist and being the voice for the voiceless. She enjoys spending most of her time with her dog and cat. Contact Angelica Gonzalez Morales at 


Kyle Smedley
News Editor 

Kyle Smedley is a second- year Journalism and Telecommunications major with a minor in Sports Studies; he is the News Editor of the Ball State Daily News. Kyle is a Colts, Reds, Pacers and professional wrestling fan. He values family and his faith over everything. Contact Kyle Smedley at 


Hannah Amos 

Associate News Editor 

Hannah is a second-year journalism student at Ball State University minoring in French. She’s been with the Ball State Daily News for two years in the News section. She is now serving as the associate news editor. Hannah is from Spencer, Indiana– a small town between Bloomington and Terre Haute, Indiana. She enjoys reading and getting Starbucks. Her favorite Starbucks order is the iced chai latte with an extra pump of chai. Hannah plans to help her news family grow and help them gain the confidence they need to be a journalist. Contact Hannah Amos at 


Daniel Kehn
Sports Editor 

Daniel Kehn is a second-year Journalism and Media major with minors in American Sign Language and Sports Studies— he is the Sports Editor of the Ball State Daily News. Outside of the newsroom, he loves watching his Detroit Lions and Arsenal FC, a huge Marvel and Star Wars fan and prefers backpacking and camping as his preferred vacations. Contact Daniel Kehn at 


Grayson Joslin
Opinion Editor 

Grayson Joslin is a second- year journalism and political science major and is the Opinion Editor for the Ball State Daily News. Outside of the Daily News, he enjoys cheering on Ball State and watching motorsports. He also enjoys trivia and hopes to be on Jeopardy someday. Contact Grayson Joslin at 


KwaTashea Marfo
Associate Opinion Editor 

KwaTashea Marfo, more commonly known as Tash, is a second-year Public Relations major with a minor in African American Studies. Marfo is the Associate Opinion Editor for the Ball State Daily News. Outside the DN, she enjoys listening to music (typically early 2000s - late 90s) and binge-watching drama shows. She values diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the encouragement of growth through life experiences. Contact KwaTashea Marfo at 


Amber Pietz 

Photo and Visual Editor

Amber Pietz is a second- year Photographic Storytelling and Journalism Graphics major with a minor in Sports Studies. She is the Photo and Visual Editor for the Ball State Daily News. Amber’s dream job is to be a team photographer in the NFL. Contact Amber Pietz  at 


Jacy Bradley
Associate Photo Editor 

Jacy Bradley is a second-year Photographic Storytelling major with a minor in communication studies. She is the associate photo editor for the Ball State Daily News, She has known she wanted to pursue photojournalism since her freshman year at Delta High School here in Muncie, Ind. Outside of the newsroom, she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching movies. Contact Jacy Bradley at   



Jacob Boissy
Video Editor 

Jacob is a third-year student in the Department of Telecommunications in a concentration of video production and is also the video editor for the Ball State Daily News. Outside of the newsroom, Jacob is working on his own personal projects and listening to music. Contact Jacob Boissy at



Olivia Ground 

Social Media Editor 

Olivia is a second-year student at Ball State University majoring in advertising with minors in sociology and women and gender studies. She is from Corydon, Indiana and is very excited to be joining the editor staff this year! She joined the Ball State Daily News social media team last year, which was her first experience in social media management. During her time with the Daily News and in her future career, she hopes to continue pursuing digital content creation. She would also like to have a Pit Bull and go to Taylor Swift concert sometime in her adult life. Contact Olivia Ground at 


Lila Fierek
Copy Director and Lifestyles Editor

Lila Fierek is a third-year journalism and telecommunications major with minors in entrepreneurship and creative writing. Lila is the Copy Director of the Ball State Daily News. She loves Disney and enjoys baking and listening to Taylor Swift in her free time. Contact Lila Fierek at 



Alex Bracken 

Visual Editor 

Alex Bracken is a third-year journalism graphics major with a concentration in media development and design. He's a visual editor at the Ball State Daily News and a creative director at Ball Bearings Magazine. He loves listening to podcasts and drinking coffee. Contact Alex Bracken at 


Josie Santiago

Visual Editor 

Josie Santiago is a second-year media design and development major with a concentration in interaction design and minors in strategic communication and studio art. She is a visual editor for the Daily News and is planning on working more with Byte and Ball Bearings. She enjoys getting boba and watching competition shows. Contact Josie Santiago at 


Lisa Renze 


Lisa Renze is in her sixth year as the adviser for the Daily News. Her journalism career began at 14 when she went to work for her hometown radio station. Since then she's worked for newspapers including the South Bend Tribune and the Indianapolis Star and Crossroads Magazine. She believes the best nights are spent outside with her dogs, her husband, and a roaring campfire. Contact Lisa Renze at